Over the past few months, groups of individuals have been cropping up unannounced in remote locations throughout West Texas, igniting massive bonfires surrounded by quadrophonic speakers, and gazing at the stars. While local residents have wondered at the mysterious groups, the individuals were in fact enjoying a communal listening experience of The Polyphonic Spree’s long awaited new album ‘Salvage Enterprise,’ which Tim DeLaughter has described as a magnum opus that needs to be experienced as a whole.
Yes, it’s true: The Polyphonic Spree is releasing a new studio album only a mere six years after the release of The Fragile Army. Tim DeLaughter and his ever-evolving, fifteen-piece ensemble have proven that they still have what it takes to make a refreshing harmonious explosion of pure delight all while staying true to the psychedelic-symphonic pop/rock sound that have been paramount to Polyphonic Spree albums of yore.
The final workday before Bonnaroo always seems to be the longest. Constantly checking the clock, my mind was wandering in anticipation for the weekend’s festivities and it was making it rather difficult to focus on any task at hand that didn’t involve me getting on the road and down to the farm. With a lot of musical distraction I made it through the 9 to 5 crunch, packed my bags, and headed west. Instead of making my way south towards the Volunteer State, this year was goi