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The Polyphonic Spree

The Polyphonic Spree.

The Polyphonic Spree.

The Polyphonic Spree artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

The Polyphonic Spree will perform live on WXPN on May 25, 2012.

May 25, 2012 Tim DeLaughter and his 20-odd bandmates visit Philadelphia to perform at World Cafe Live.

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June 30, 2007 Hear the symphonic rock group in an epic performance, recorded live from Washington, D.C.

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June 29, 2007 The 24-member band headlines a live midday concert, with opening act Mark Olson.

Studio Sessions

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December 24, 2013 The gigantic band has taken its joyful, exuberant "Holiday Extravaganza" on the road.

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August 10, 2007 The band's sound can be sprawling, inspiring and haunting, sometimes all at once.

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Discover Songs

Sufjan Stevens

December 18, 2009 Hear a mix of classic and new holiday songs by Sufjan Stevens, Bob Dylan, Laura Gibson and more.

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June 14, 2007 A beautifully fake empire from The National; New music from the epic Polyphonic Spree; Brilliant...

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December 27, 2004 Below are the 20 most mentioned songs from both listeners and reviewers with randomly selected c...

March 24, 2004 A special sneak preview of upcoming releases with an exclusive cut from Wilco's new album, A Gho...

June 16, 2003 Modern torch songs with Cassandra Wilson; the gloomy, introspective Lisa Germano; Christopher O'...

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May 7, 2013 Things get big, fast on this week's mix from All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton.

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The Polyphonic Spree performs a Tiny Desk Concert.

December 21, 2012 The sprawling group, 17 strong, squeezes behind Bob Boilen's desk for a special holiday performance.

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A man calmly opens a bag of pretzels while another is mauled by a tiger in this scene from The Polyphonic Spree's "Raise Your Head" video.

September 11, 2013 The band's latest video is an elaborately planned mousetrap that misfires, with hilarious results.

The Polyphonic Spree, under a shower of confetti.

December 4, 2012 See a gorgeous animated video set to the super-sized group's cover of John Lennon's "Happy Xmas."

Darlene Love on Saturday Night Live

December 20, 2011 There's more to the season than "Jingle Bell Rock." This week on All Songs: holiday deep cuts.

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NPR Artist Directory

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Gillian Welch

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Music, live concerts and interviews with the pop-rock band.

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Charles Mingus

Hear performances and profiles of the jazz innovator's work.

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Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

Hear essential recordings and performances from the lauded quartet.

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

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Together We're Heavy

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  • Album: Together We're Heavy
  • Artist: The Polyphonic Spree
  • Label: Ministry Of Sound
  • Released: 2004
 

Holidaydream: Sounds Of The Holidays, Vol. 1

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  • Released: 2012
 

The Fragile Army

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The Salvation Blues

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  • Artist: Mark Olson