The Polyphonic Spree have announced (via a brand new website) that they'll be releasing a new EP, entitled wait, on September 5th. The EP will consist of three covers (which I've heard, and they're amazing) and two new originals, which will also be on the upcoming LP. Here are the details:
"Jon Brion (producer) came to Dallas and we spent an evening banging on instruments, ideas, and whatnots. Later that night we stumbled upon some musical ground that would soon lead to "Love My Way" (Psychedelic Furs), "Lithium" (Nirvana), and "Love Grows" (Edison Lighthouse); the latter remains unfinished due to time constraints on the sessions. Nonetheless, the quick trip to Los Angeles proved to be a spirited event. Soon thereafter we entered a studio in Dallas to work up "Sonic Bloom" (Tripping Daisy), a very fitting cover for the Spree. (ed. note: fucking awesome!)
Good Records Recordings and Hollywood Records along with iTunes finally present the EP called WAIT. It contains the aforementioned covers and two new songs, "Mental Cabaret" and "I'm Calling" written by Tim DeLaughter and performed by The Polyphonic Spree this last year. These two original tracks will more than likely appear on our next full-length album, The Fragile Army, due out early 2007."
You can hear "Mental Cabaret" (one of the new songs) here.