Flashback Friday: The Polyphonic Spree

Here at HIP Video Promo, we’ve been working hard to promote music videos since the year 2000. It’s important to us to help younger and independent artists get the recognition they deserve, and it’s exciting to be on the ground floor with artists that become household names (and with over 3300 videos under our belts in 20 years, there are quite a few). Every Friday, we’ll be sharing a “Flashback Friday” video, where we get to reflect on one of our favorite videos from a few years ago.

The Polyphonic Spree formed in 2000 as a collective of thirteen musicians, blending choral and rock music with a variety of instrumentalists and vocalists. Their eccentric music has been featured on some well-known movie and TV soundtracks, such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindMozart and the Whale, and Keeping Up with the Steins.

In November 2012, we first worked with them to promote the“Silver Bells (Reprise)” video, where Tim DeLaughter’s joyous vocals were put to perfect use, spreading holiday cheer. Just one of several clips from their Holidaydream album, it was a warm welcome to the most wonderful time of year. Here, DeLaughter whimsically dances through Santa’s workshop. But it’s not toys that’s being made: it’s Holidaydream LPs, shot at a real pressing plant in Dallas.

 

 

Two years later, in the summer of 2014, we worked with The Polyphonic Spree once again to share two more videos: “Hold Yourself Up” and “You Don’t Know Me.” While touring the world in support of their album Yes, It’s True, we shared two more videos. “Hold Yourself up” is a fitting introduction to their wondrous original sound, with a video that shows an emotional narrative while capturing the band’s essence and energy. “You Don’t Know Me” finds them exploring slightly darker musical tones while showing defiant determination.

 

 

 

The Polyphonic Spree released another album, Psychphonic, on Good Records and Kirtland Records, in the fall of 2014. They continue to tour regularly and bring their electric, electric music to stages all around the country and world! Check out their website to see if they’ll be in your area.

Written by HIP Director of Marketing and Communications Molly Hudelson.