Yes, It's True

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All Music Guide
Largely funded by fans via a Kickstarter campaign, Yes, It's True is the fifth studio album from psychedelic indie popsters the Polyphonic Spree. Including the anthemic "Hold Yourself Up," Yes, It's True features some of the Dallas, Texas band's most ambitious and uplifting work, with instruments ranging from trumpets to guitars to violins helping to create a vibrant atmosphere throughout. ~ Daniel Clancy
All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
While artists have been making albums for their fans for years, the recent advent of crowdfunding now finds artists in a position to make an album because of their fans, a move that seems only natural for cult-like ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
Largely funded by fans via a Kickstarter campaign, Yes, It's True is the fifth studio album from psychedelic indie popsters the Polyphonic Spree. Including the anthemic "Hold Yourself Up," Yes, It's True features some of the Dallas, Texas band's most ambitious and uplifting work, with instruments ranging from trumpets to guitars to violins helping to create a vibrant atmosphere throughout. ~ Daniel Clancy
All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
While artists have been making albums for their fans for years, the recent advent of crowdfunding now finds artists in a position to make an album because of their fans, a move that seems only natural for cult-like psychedelic symphonic rock collective the Polyphonic Spree, who reached out to their fans to help fund their fourth album, Yes, It's True. While the album shows plenty of the band's trademark ebullience, it's tempered with a feeling of heaviness that feels different from their other work. A lot of this feeling comes by way of the album's percussion work, which often has a propulsive, almost marching quality to it. Although this doesn't diminish the good vibes the Polyphonic Spree are putting out, it casts them in a more direct, no-nonsense light, as if they're on a mission to bring positivity to the world rather than just allowing it to passively shine out of them. Because of this, Yes, It's True is a surprisingly tight album, and even as songs like "Raise Your Head" return to the sort of rhapsodic heights Tim DeLaughter and his merry choir work at, it still feels incredibly focused. Though this makes for a different kind of listening experience than fans might be used to, it's one that's ultimately pretty satisfying, feeling like it's not just manifesting the will and desire of the Polyphonic Spree's fans, but also reflecting the mission of brightness and hope that the band has been on for over a decade now.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/6/2013
  • Label: Kirtland Records
  • UPC: 186535007827
  • Catalog Number: 78
  • Sales rank: 16,219

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Polyphonic Spree Primary Artist
Tim DeLaughter Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Sampling, Linn Drum
Eric Drew Feldman Bass, Piano, Keyboards
Tim Palmer Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Mark Pirro Bass Guitar
Bryan Wakeland Drums, Guest Appearance
Philip E Karnats Guitar
Jason Garner Drums
Audrey Easley Flute, Piccolo, EWI
Julie Doyle Choir, Chorus
Jessie Hester Piano, Choir, Chorus
Jessica Jordan Choir, Chorus
Jennie Kelley Choir, Chorus
Kelly Test Percussion, Glockenspiel, Marimbas, Tambourine, Triangle, Timpani, Shaker, Tubular Bells, Wood Block, Suspended Cymbals
Matt Bricker Trumpet
Sean Redman Violin, Steel Drums
Buffi Jacobs Cello, Choir, Chorus
Tamara Cauble Violin, Choir, Chorus
Heather Test French Horn
Jenny Kirtland Choir, Chorus
Natalie Young Choir, Chorus
Mike St. Clair Trombone
Cory Helms Guitar
Jim Lenhart Baritone Saxophone
Technical Credits
Greg Calbi Mastering
Tim DeLaughter Composer, Producer, Artwork, beats
Eric Drew Feldman Producer
Tim Palmer Additional Production
Stuart Sikes Engineer
Philip E Karnats Producer
John Congleton Producer, Engineer
The Polyphonic Spree Composer
The Speakers Producer
Jonathon Kimbrell Artwork, Layout
Julie A. Doyle Composer, Producer
Casey Dilorio Engineer
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