Posts Tagged ‘Polyphonic Spree’

This Ain’t Our First Rodeo: Arts Desk Touches Down at SXSW

Arts Desk's Texas correspondent covers D.C. music (and funny shit) at South by Southwest.
I randomly ran into Matt Pinfield around 2:40 a.m. in a Whataburger men’s room on Wednesday. I wanted to tell the former MTV VJ how much I enjoyed the liner notes he wrote for the Queen box set that I acquired secondhand, [...]

The Sleigher: The Polyphonic Spree, “It’s Christmas”

H-HO WHO: With their ebullient, over-the-top compositions, The Polyphonic Spree has had the market cornered on 20-plus-member symphonic indie pop since 2000. The ensembles live shows already feel like a nondenominational church service of sorts, with a robe-clad choir singing ever-swelling praise of "the sun" rather than "the Son." If anyone can put the más [...]

Clip Job: Five Bands with at Least as Many Members as Songs

Spelling for Bees refers to itself as both a collective—in that it's an umbrella for music by its 40 members—and a supergroup, meaning that its participants, drawn from indie-rock bands the District over, occasionally create songs together. The two cuts on the project's MySpace page, "Love at First Sight" and "Giboullee (Bella)," are delicate and [...]