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Sunday · May 25 2003

The Polyphonic SpreeDan brought the The Polyphonic Spree CD over to my place on friday night. The frontman for this 23 head collaboration is Tim DeLaughter, formerly of Tripping Daisy, a band I'm admittedly not familiar with. The backside of the jewel case shows the entire band dressed in white robes. Dan thinks they are some sort of cult, but I'm pretty sure it's just a little marketing. The music is lush, (except for the 36 minute section 10 which we didn't listen to in its entirety, but we did play our favorite scenes from the Matrix on DVD before coming back and hearing that the track was still ooohh-ing and aaahh-ing on). I was reminded of the Beatles "All you need is love" in some of the choral parts. The sounds of the Flaming Lips are also clearly related. Like the Flaming Lips, I'm willing to bet that their live show is an experience in itself (people always say that, but it's really true in this case). Unfortunately, there are no Chicago shows scheduled on their tour dates. I've read that their live shows are like "bathing in a sunshine sea of bunnies and butterflies". I really don't want to miss that.

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