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Yes It's True, The Videos
October 29, 2013 10:11 PM   Subscribe

Since releasing their 4th full-length album in early August, The Polyphonic Spree has been quietly unleashing videos on the unsuspecting populace. Raise Your Head is the most recent.

Yes It's True's eleven tracks remain incomplete as far as video releases go...

You Don't Know Me
Popular By Design
Hold Yourself Up
Carefully Try
You're Golden
Heart Talk
Blurry Up The Lines
Let Them Be
Raise Your Head
What Would You Do?
Battlefield

Perhaps the other four tracks will have videos of their own in the next while!
posted by hippybear (13 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 

PING PONG BALLS!!
posted by Mike Mongo at 10:30 PM on October 29, 2013


quietly unleashing videos on the unsuspecting populace

I can relate.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:38 PM on October 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm still waiting for the Spree to cover a Yes album in its entirety. I cast my vote for Tales from Topographic Oceans.
posted by slogger at 7:56 AM on October 30, 2013 [3 favorites]


Thanks, hippybear! This is just what I needed to get me through my long slog of backlogged emails this morning!
posted by mondo dentro at 8:31 AM on October 30, 2013


quietly unleashing videos on the unsuspecting populace

I've always considered The Polyphonic Spree as the militant wing of Up with People.
posted by chambers at 9:29 AM on October 30, 2013 [7 favorites]


In 2002? 2003? I had no idea who they were. I'd heard the phrase "Polyphonic Spree" and thought it was a car club or something. Then my partner and I went to see David Bowie perform, something we were so excited about that we hadn't cared to pay attention to who was opening. And then they came onstage: dozens of people, in colorful robes, jumping up and down and playing brass instruments and joyfully singing songs about sunshine and smiles. I was legitimately creeped out decided I would sit through it for Bowie. And by the end their brainwashing had succeeded and I was totally into it.

All of which is to say, Yay! New Polyphonic Spree!
posted by rhiannonstone at 11:04 AM on October 30, 2013


....Okay, I can get the "parody of Ok Go" concept, but what was adding the puppets supposed to do?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 1:27 PM on October 30, 2013


I'm still waiting for the Spree to cover a Yes album in its entirety. I cast my vote for Tales from Topographic Oceans.

If this becomes a Kickstarter I will instantly go broke.
posted by jbickers at 1:36 PM on October 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yeah, that would be entirely f'n awesome. I love when Polyphonic Spree does covers, and they could probably do real justice to all six sides of TfTO.
posted by hippybear at 5:19 PM on October 30, 2013


....Okay, I can get the "parody of Ok Go" concept, but what was adding the puppets supposed to do?

Who needs an excuse for puppets?

Also, the last 10 seconds of that video are the best thing ever.
posted by mmoncur at 5:47 PM on October 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


Did something screw up with their distribution? 'Cos this album was in no stores here until a couple of days ago. Love it to bits, though.
posted by scruss at 6:23 PM on October 30, 2013


Did something screw up with their distribution?

They are a fully-independent band with a minor label distribution. i don't know if it's so much a screw-up as it is lack of full market penetration. It was everywhere I went the week it was released, but it's entirely possible that I was going to places that PS was already going to be.
posted by hippybear at 7:11 PM on October 30, 2013


I was also just bemused by the "parody of OK Go" bit until they got to the "only a flesh wound!" fight and made the bald guy's head reappear A++++++ WOULD WATCH AGAIN.
posted by psoas at 5:08 PM on October 31, 2013


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