Although most credit Arcade Fire and Broken Social Scene for the trend of non-ska bands whose roll calls reach into double digits, the Polyphonic Spree RSVP'd its 30-plus members for that party back in 2000. Those who pegged the Dallas group as a novelty because of its cult aesthetic were silenced by the joyous track "Light and Day/Reach for the Sun," which was commercially successful in that it succeeded to land in numerous television commercials. The Polyphonic Spree's continued growth and existence is a testament to both mastermind Tim DeLaughter's songwriting and the strength of the buddy system, defeating the naysayers by... More >>>