Tim DeLaughter of The Polyphonic Spree

Got your robes ready? The mastermind behind The Polyphonic Spree, Tim DeLaughter join us to talk about the Spree’s new release Salvage Enterprise and his adventure in getting it released.

In This Episode

  • Salvage Enterprise is the first release in nearly a decade of original music from The Polyphonic Spree. We learn what it took to get here and get some listening notes: take it in as a long singular piece.
  • For months leading up the release, he partook in a listening experience, taking the music on the road to play for people in parks and various locations to try it out and get feedback. The lead badass photo was take from Joshua Tree on one the trips.
  • Tim kindly dives into the past and revisits the history of Tripping Daisy, how that chapter closed and brought forth The Polyphonic Spree which lead to some cool firsts like commercials for Apple and VW and TV Shows like Scrubs.
  • Their annual Holiday Extravaganza is in Dallas in mid-December and planetarium shows are coming in 2024!


Tim DeLaughter is the frontman of Tripping Daisy, The Polyphonic Spree, and Preteen Zenith. 

With Tripping Daisy, Tim released 4 albums and received extensive rotation on MTV for the song “I Got a Girl”.  The Polyphonic Spree was formed in 2000 and started as collaboration between DeLaughter and 12 other musicians, with its ranks swelling to almost 30 musicians over time.  Their first album “The Beginning Stages of…” was released in 2002 on his own Good Records. The Spree has had songs placed in Apple/VW advertising campaign, the TV series Scrubs, the documentary Murderball, and recorded music for the Showtime series “Weeds” and “The United States of Tara”, for which Tim receive an Emmy nomination.  The Polyphonic Spree have released eight albums with their newest album “Salvage Enterprise” in 2023 marking their first release of original music in nearly a decade. 

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