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The Fragile Army The 20-member orchestral-pop band The Polyphonic Spree first made headlines with their cult-like garb and shamanic paeans to peace and love. But it...The Fragile ArmyRock The 20-member orchestral-pop band The Polyphonic Spree first made headlines with their cult-like garb and shamanic paeans to peace and love. But it...2007-06-15
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The Fragile Army

Genre: Rock; Status: In Season

The 20-member orchestral-pop band The Polyphonic Spree first made headlines with their cult-like garb and shamanic paeans to peace and love. But it looks like someone’s spiked their Kool-Aid. Though The Fragile Army, with nods to both Arcade Fire and the Flaming Lips, is rife with the bombastic chords and brass flourishes of their debut, Together We’re Heavy, there’s now an almost garish cast to the proceedings — not to mention a sartorial misstep in their black military suits, which suggest Stasi over swami. Talk about mixed messages. C+ DOWNLOAD THIS: Get Up and Go

Originally posted June 15 2007 — 12:00 AM EDT

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