Tuesday, February 26, 2013 , Updated 1:06 p.m., May 6, 2013
UPDATED: Polyphonic Spree releases Yes, It’s True album on August 6
The date was pushed back from May.
DALLAS Symphonic rock band The Polyphonic Spree will release a new album titled Yes, It's True on
May 28 August 6. [UPDATE: The date has been changed to August 6.]
The band recently released a Christmas compilation, but Yes, It's True will be the Spree's first album of original material in six years.
Frontman Tim DeLaughter (formerly of Tripping Daisy) and his band of more than a dozen singers and instrumentalists are poised for a busy year. He has said they are planning an "extensive" tour in 2013 and told MTV that one of his New Year's resolutions is to assemble the "largest band in the world."
"The big goal, the big plan is to get as many singers and musicians as I can to come to Central Park, to be in the world’s largest band, which I will conduct and orchestrate from a hot air balloon floating overhead," he said.
How very Spree of them.
1. You Don't Know Me
2. Popular By Design
3. Hold Yourself Up
4. Carefully Try
5. You're Golden
6. Heart Talk
7. Blurry Up The Lines
8. Let Them Be
9. Raise Your Head
10. What Would You Do?
The merry musicmakers played the You+Me tour in 2012, which had three legs that jaunted from Dallas and the Deep South, then to Cali, and up to the Northeast. They also played the opening of Klyde Warren Park in Dallas in the fall and released Holidaydream: Sounds of the Holidays Vol One.
To finance the album -- which is on Dallas' Good Records label -- the band set a goal of $100,000 on Kickstarter in 2012 and came out with more than $136,000. The Yes, It's True album will contain "somewhat of a new and different sound" than in past albums, according to a statement on SXSW's website. The band's only listed upcoming show right now is March 12 in Austin during SXSW.