Another New Band From A Polyphonic Spree Affiliate? You Don't Say!

In case you somehow missed it over the weekend, local darling and Pixar muse Sarah Jaffe's latest video from her The Body Wins album was released exclusively via Entertainment Weekly. The clip for “Mannequin Woman,” which just recently popped up on YouTube as well, was directed by the team of Richard Krause, David Lowery, and onetime Polyphonic Spree Theremin player Toby Halbrooks.

With roughly 70 members in the history of its lineup, it shouldn't really come as a shock to ever hear that an ex-Spree member is involved in some sort of local music happening. In fact, that''s pretty much always the case.

Next month, for instance, former Spree guitarist Dylan Silvers will debut his new project These Machines Are Winning with a show at The Double Wide on February 9. That date will also serve as the release for that band's debut effort, Defender 1, which comes via Idol Records' Exploding Plastic imprint.

That label, you might recall, was the same one that put out the albums of Silvers' previous project, The Crash That Took Me. These Machines Are Winning's Facebook page describes the project as a “full immersion of creative expression combining narrative film making, photography and graphic art.” It's combined, of course, with Silvers' synth-heavy music. A second installment of the band's work, aptly titled Defender 2, will be released over the summer.

Also appearing on that Double Wide bill are Dallas hard-rocking trio Here Holy Spain, whose latest album is slated for release in March.

Other local releases worth noting of late: Datahowler's long awaited Kickstarter-funded, 10-inch record, Crystal Gazers which was released today, and the new EP from former local glitter punks Giggle Party, This City Smells Like Piss, which serves as the first new material the band has released since moving to San Francisco back in mid-2010. Acousmatic act Diamond Age is also set to release its full-length Broken World album via cassette label Pour Le Corps sometime in late February or early March.

We've also known for awhile that Fort Worth favorites Quaker City Night Hawks would be releasing their much anticipated sophomore full-length Honcho on February 15. Yesterday, though, the band announced that they'd also be putting out a seven-inch called Texas Heavy that will feature songs that didn't make it onto the LP. Both should be available at the band's Magnolia Motor Lounge gig a month from today.

And while we're busy looking ahead, we also noticed that at least one of the free day parties centered around this year's 35 Denton festival will feature a reunion gig of former Denton experimental heavy rock act Fabulous Badasses, who will perform Saturday, March 9, in the parking lot of the Denton Record-Chronicle building.

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