POLYPHONIC’S ‘BEAUTIFUL SONICS’

The collective also reveal details of the "beautiful sonics" on their forthcoming second LP...

Polyphonic Spree have spoken out about their recent parting with UK record label 679 RECORDINGS, and have also revealed details of the “beautiful sonics” on their forthcoming second album.

In a statement on the band’s Polyphonic Spree, the robe-wearing collective explain why they parted with the label who “truly went out on a limb to help spread the gospel of Polyphonic Spree.”

They said: “We are here to say, yes, it is true that we have parted company with 679 in the UK. They are a wonderful label who have spent the last year promoting our band in every way possible. They truly went out on a limb to spread the gospel of Polyphonic Spree.

“However, in a world where there are no guarantees and change is constantly upon us all, the reality takes place. We wish them well in their journey as a label in the business we call rock ‘n’ roll,” they added.

Polyphonic Spree also spoke about the progress of their second album, which is due for release in February 2004. They said: “On the near future of the group, we are finishing the mixes on our new record. So far, the beautiful sonics we were hoping to achieve are coming along quite nicely. We will be putting this latest effort out on Hollywood Records in North America and a soon to be mentioned label abroad. Sorting it out.”

As previously reported on NME.COM, Polyphonic Spree have announced a coast-to-coast US tour which will kick off in the band’s hometown of Dallas on September 19.

The band will play 25 dates, keeping them on the road until November. Corn Mo will open on all dates, with extra support from The Starlight Mints on the first leg of the tour (finishing October 7) and The Sleepy Jackson on the second (starting November 10).

The dates are:

Dallas Granada Theatre (September 19)

Austin City Limits Festival (21)

New Orleans Howlin’ Wolf (23)

Atlanta Variety Playhouse (24)

Birmingham WorkPlay Theatre (25)

Asheville The Orange Peel (26)

Philadelphia First Unitarian Church (28)

Toronto Lee’s Palace (29-30)

Detroit Shelter (October 2)

Chicago Empty Bottle (5-6)

Chicago Metro (7)

Louisville Headliners (November 10)

Lawrence Liberty Hall (12-13)

Boulder Fox Theater (14)

Englewood Gothic Theater (15)

Seattle Graceland (17)

Portland Aladdin Theatre (18)

San Francisco Slim’s (19-20)

Los Angeles Universal Amphitheatre (22)

San Diego The Scene (23-24)