Have these guys seen the news lately? It’s not really the time for sunny optimism. Or maybe that’s the point. Dallas’s POLYPHONIC SPREE, led by exTripping Daisy front man Tim DeLaughter, is a twenty-odd-member band that traffics in Sgt. Pepper’s/Pet Sounds orchestral pop—decked out in choir robes, no less—with a blissful cultlike fervor. Onstage, their enthusiasm is catching. Getting it on record is another matter. Their second album and proper major-label debut, TOGETHER WE’RE HEAVY (Hollywood), is gorgeous-sounding, full of swirling and gliding ear candy. For a while, it really takes hold. Then again … You know when you run into unrelentingly upbeat people? Their attitudes seem refreshing at first, right up until the point that you suddenly want to strangle them.