Built to Spill Archive
Built to Spill
Twenty years on from first signing to Warner Bros. Records, Built To Spill is set to return in 2015 with its eighth studio album, Untethered Moon. That’s now two complete decades that one of America’s leading “indie rock” bands has happily made its home on a major label, and in the process redefined that clumsy descriptor of independence by operating wholly and consistently under its own steam, taking the proper time to craft timeless songs and playing endless, epic shows to a growing grip of fans each year. Under the command of its constant leader, Doug Martsch, as well as a new rhythm section, Built To Spill’s creative process continues to ebb, flow and evolve in its own orbit, reemerging on record for the first time since 2009’s There Is No Enemy with ten new songs that fit at once into the band’s resonant catalog while infusing fresh energy into that signature sound.
RIYL: The Velvet Underground, The Stooges, 13th Floor Elevators, Love and Wire
“Dreamy Garage-pop from Tucson, AZ. The more I listen to this, the more I like it. Lenguas Largas has created and original, exciting sound” – Maximum Rock & Roll
“These guys are so fresh…
If you have any familiarity with the indie rock movement before grunge took over in the early to mid 90s, then you should be familiar with the band featured in this edition of our “Show of the Week.” A fairly late bloomer to the indie rock scene, Boise’s BUILT TO SPILL was formed in 1992. However, they are considered peers among pioneers Sonic Youth, Pixies and Pavement. They can be seen this Friday, May 8th, at the Saturn, Birmingham. Sharing the stage is Wooden Indian Burial Ground and Clarke and the Himselfs. Doors open at 7:00 and tickets are $25.
MPM recommends plugging into this incredible, extended version of Broken Chairs, recorded in 2012 live from the Stage on 6th in Austin, TX.
Built to Spill is touring in support of their 8th studio album, Untethered Moon (Warner Bros., 2015). This is their official video for “Living Zoo” off the album.