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video premiere: The Polyphonic Spree – You Don’t Know Me


Directed by Albert Moya. The Polyphonic Spree's new LP Yes, It's True. is out now, and the band will celebrate the release this evening here in their hometown of Dallas with an album release show at the Granada Theater...

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video premiere: The Polyphonic Spree – “Silver Bells (feat. School of Seven Bells)”


Here's the final installment in the Polyphonic Spree's "13 Days of Polyphonic Xmas" 2012 Advent calendar: a "Christmas galactic adventure" that follows the interstellar voyage of two wide-eyed alien children named Ooh & Aah, directed by Josh David Jordan...

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tripping daisy x conan o’brien (1993)


Preteen Zenith x Yours Truly – “Relief”


Dallas' own Preteen Zenith and the Yours Truly crew piled into a cramped, steamy Triplex one ridiculously hot afternoon last summer here in Dallas, TX, just one day prior to the band's first-ever show, at the inaugural GvsB Fest...

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Preteen Zenith featuring Erykah Badu – “Damage Control”


The lovely, life-affirming new single from Tim Delaughter and his new project Preteen Zenith, featuring guest vocals from Tim's Dallas homie Erykah Badu. PZ's debut LP Rubble Guts & BB Eye is out May 29, with a limited edition early vinyl version to be released on Record Store Day 2012, via Good Records Recordings...

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video: Preteen Zenith – “Breathe”


Footage of 1970's 16mm films (Use Your Eyes by Hans Halberstadt and Light Is Many Things by Paul and Glenda Fillinger) compiled by Michael Allen of Project Ion, with music by Preteen Zenith. "It's little children dreaming in God's great outdoors and it's grown-ups who have kept the faith in childhood, seeking inspiration for their work in the things that are all around them...

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Preteen Zenith – “Breathe”


According to Preteen Zenith's website, "the band is preparing to release its first single and video in the next few weeks via Good Records Recordings." No word yet on whether that single is "Breathe" -- the first full song to be unveiled by the band -- which starts as a hushed, gently warped, candlelit psych-folk ballad before beginning its cathartic, anthemic build:

Preteen Zenith :: "Breathe"

mp3: Preteen Zenith – sampler


We are beyond psyched to debut the first material from Preteen Zenith, the new project of Dallas' Tim DeLaughter (of Tripping Daisy/the Polyphonic Spree fame). We're told that this soaring track -- which hints at some of the same life-affirming build-up and emotional release as the best songs from Tripping Daisy's brilliant lost classic swan song -- is "a sampler of a few of the Preteen Zenith tracks mixed together from unmastered, rough mixes to serve as a preview for the debut performance at the Gorilla Vs...

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announcing: Gorilla vs. Bear Festival

gorilla vs. bear festival animals

We're beyond psyched to announce that we're teaming up with our good friends at Dallas' historic Granada Theater this summer to throw the first ever Gorilla vs. Bear Festival, on the evening of Saturday, July 23...

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Dallas’ Tim DeLaughter & fam nominated for Emmy

Dallas' Tim DeLaughter & fam nominated for Emmy

Tim Delaughter of the Polyphonic Spree/Tripping Daisy recently received a 2009 Emmy nomination for his theme song for Showtime's "United States of Tara." The group just posted up the high quality .wav version of the theme, and you can look for a "full song version" of this on the next Polyphonic album:

tim delaughter :: the ride

In related news, Delaughter has almost finished writing the new album, and the group will post demos soon here...

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