The band are joined by the likes of Beck and Jurassic 5 at a fund raising event for an indie radio station...
Polyphonic Spree capped off an evening of thank you’s to LA’s independent radio station KCRW with a triumphant gig on Saturday night (November 22).
The Texas ensemble headlined the listener supported National Public Radio station’s fund raising event, ‘A Sounds Eclectic’ evening, at LA’s Universal Amphitheatre, atop a bill that included Damien Rice, Beck, Liz Phair and Jurassic 5.
Polyphonic Spree’s frontman Tim DeLaughter told NME.COM his band came to perform tracks off their album ’The Beginning Stages Of…’ due to KCRW’s longtime support of their music. “This radio station was responsible for exposing our band. It was the very first station in America to play the Polyphonic Spree,” he said. “It’s been a big huge help for us trying to get started over here. This is our way of saying thank you very much.”
Damien Rice, during his performance (which received a standing ovation) also praised the station, which he too credited for debuting his music to an American audience. In between renditions of ’Cannonball’’, ’The Blower’s Daughter’ and ’Cold Water’ he gave praise to the listeners. “Thank you to everyone that supports KCRW. It’s a fucking amazing station and we wouldn’t be here touring the States if it wasn’t for them.”
Earlier in the evening Beck played a short acoustic set which included ’Nobody’s Fault But My Own’ and a ’Where It’s At’ meets Nelly’s ‘Hot in Herre’ mix. He also paid a brief tribute to tragic troubadour [/a], who committed suicide last month.
The evening closed with an aftershow party featuring Cut Chemist of Jurassic 5 and [a].