They’re weird. They’re loud. They wear flowing choral robes. The Polyphonic Spree is a band you’ll not only want to join, but would probably be happy to let you hang out and rattle a tambourine.
You’ll probably recognize The Spree as the band who played with the sick guy in that one episode of Scrubs. But the band’s been around since 2000, rocking the alternative and pop music scenes with their choral styles and fairly innocent lyrics. They even performed at a Nobel Peace Prize Concert!
Even more than their upbeat-but-not-sugary music — it’s their accessibility as a music group. Their fan site is decidedly low-tech, without any gaudy ‘look-at-us, we’re-such-stars’ designs in the corners. They seem to have decided not to be obnoxiously famous, to retain their niche audience. And as a result, they’ve managed to keep on appearing charming and approachable. And frankly, they’re the kind of band I’d hang out with in a second.
And their ridonkulous music videos only encourage this behavior, I’m afraid…
Have you heard of The Polyphonic Spree? Do you have a favorite band that’s decided not to go mainstream?