Release Date: Jul 13, 2004
Record label: Hollywood
Genre(s): Indie, Rock
On the cover of Together We're Heavy, the Polyphonic Spree appear robes in every color of the rainbow instead of the snowy white garb that they used to wear, but that might be the biggest difference between this album and the band's debut, The Beginning Stages Of.... The newer album's track listing even picks up where The Beginning Stages Of... left off, beginning with "Section 11 (A Long Day Continues/We Sound Amazed)," and for the most part, Together We're Heavy's sonics are also a continuation.
Parting company with Warner after just one album certainly hasn't harmed the Polyphonic Spree's ambition or their budget. The follow-up to 2002's The Beginning Stages Of ... sees more theremins, more flugel horns, more expensive production and, presumably, more robes. However, it's hard to avoid a feeling of deja vu.