Published Aug 16, 2012The Polyphonic Spree are clearly big fans of the yuletide season, having organized annual Christmas bashes and releasing their "It's Christmas" single in 2011. While we're still a few months off from even thinking about a white Christmas, the Dallas-based pop orchestra have announced they'll up the ante this year by releasing a full-on holiday album.
A tracklisting has yet to appear, but the 13-song Holidaydream: Sounds of the Holidays Volume One will arrive October 23 via Good Records Recordings/Kirtland Records. Just in time for Halloween!
According to a press release, the disc will feature ten standards, including a "spacy, shape-shifting" take on "Do You Hear What I Hear," "Winter Wonderland" and "Silver Bells," which is cleverly assisted by School of Seven Bells. There will also be a cover of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Happy Christmas (War Is Over)" and two original seasonally themed numbers.
This will be the first full-length affair from the outfit since 2007's The Fragile Army, though the Polyphonic Spree did offer up some non-denominational numbers on their "What Would You Do?" single earlier this year.
Unsurprisingly, the Spree will play a couple of shows around Christmas time, and you can see the schedule as is down below. More dates are expected to be announced in the future.
Thanks to Consequence of Sound for the tip.
10/31 London, UK - HMV Forum
12/8 Los Angeles - TBA
12/15 New York, NY - TBA
12/22 Dallas, TX - Lakewood Theater