Song Of The Day: The Polyphonic Spree, “Spirit Of The Radio”

Polyphonic Spree

It’s been a while since we’ve had new music from The Polyphonic Spree, and thanks to the world health situation, it’s going to be a little while. For the Kickstarter campaign for their new album, one of the perks was to have been a night where the band played an entire set of covers. Those who backed the project would have received an exclusive covers EP. Unfortunately, the show did not happen.

However, all was not lost; the band gathered during the spring and recorded the material they had planned to perform that night. They gave the world a glimpse into those sessions with their new EP, We Hope It Finds You Well. The song list consists largely of covers already performed at their concerts over the past two decades, including numbers by The Monkees, Wings, and The Rolling Stones.

But they’ve thrown a fine curveball into the mix with their take on the classic Rush hit “Spirit Of The Radio,” taken from the classic Rush album Permanent Waves. Although visionary frontman Tim DeLaughter can’t quite reach the vocal heights of Geddy Lee–and face it, few mortals can–he does a damn good job of it, in the way only a guy who’s known the lyrics for 40 years can. Don’t worry that they’ve baroque-popped this classic rock tune, as their version is tight, taut, and features some damn fine metal guitar solos as well.  We Hope It Finds You Well is a fun little snack and a great rock balm for weary times.

Purchase The Polyphonic Spree We Hope You Finds It Well: Good Records

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