The Polyphonic Spree will record their show at New York’s Webster Hall this Wednesday, May 23, for a future live album and DVD. The CD/DVD will be released in the coming months.
“NYC was our first home away from home in the States,” says Spree frontman Tim DeLaughter in a statement. “We went from very small crowds in Texas to the UK for for the Meltdown Festival curated by David Bowie in 2002, then straight to New York to play eight shows in seven days on our ‘layover’ back to Dallas. Our friend took all of our first photos in Williamsburg near the East River (before it was developed) and the rest is history. New York embraced us from the get go. Cynicism wasn’t part of it, ironically. We toured so much overseas initially, and coming ‘back to the States and feeling at home’ meant Brooklyn and Manhattan.”
In addition to the live release, The Polyphonic Spree plan to release a Christmas album this fall, before taking their annual Holiday Extravaganza, which they’ve staged in their hometown of Dallas for the last nine years, to other markets for the first time. In addition, band has commenced recording a new original album—their first since 2007’s The Fragile Army—intended for release sometime in 2013.