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Built To Spill – “Living Zoo”

Built To Spill haven't released an album since 2009's There Is No Enemy: a great record, IMO, one of my favorites of that year. They didn't go on hiatus or anything after that, but they did lose a few members -- drummer Scott Plouf and bassist Brett Nelson -- and replaced them with Steve Gere… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 24, 2015

Built To Spill Announce New Album Untethered Moon

Built To Spill are gearing up to release their eighth studio album this spring. Warner Bros. confirm to Stereogum that the new album will be titled Untethered Moon, and it will be out in April. This is the band's first album since 2009's There Is No Enemy. Check out the tracklist below. More »

By: Caitlin White / February 5, 2015

Photos: Project Pabst 2014

It's just about the end of festival season, but Portland gave us one more this past weekend: Project Pabst, the Milwaukee beer company's music festival. The festival brought together Modest Mouse, Built To Spill, GZA, Speedy Ortiz, and more. It also included some local heroes such as Shabazz Palaces and Red Fang. We sent photographer… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 29, 2014

Built To Spill – “Jokerman” (Bob Dylan Cover)

In a couple of months, the compilation Bob Dylan In The 80s: Volume One will pay tribute to the most neglected period in Robert Zimmerman's career. (This is, of course, a relative thing; the Reagan-era version of Bob Dylan still gave us "Most Of The Time" and one fifth of "Handle With Care.")… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 22, 2014

Backtrack: Doug Martsch Now You Know

Built To Spill's Doug Martsch released one solo album, Now You Know, in 2002. It's not that different from a Built To Spill record -- his soaring vocals are still present, that sort of abstract, knotty lyrical wisdom is still very much in the mix, as is some of the virtuoso guitar playing that i… More »

By: Sam Hockley-Smith / September 5, 2013

Backtrack: Built To Spill You In Reverse

The strangest musical moment of my adult life came when I discovered that a lot of my friends were jam band people. It's not like they kept it a secret, but they didn't really make a point of talking about it either. More »

By: Sam Hockley-Smith / August 29, 2013

Built To Spill Albums From Worst To Best

All Built To Spill songs exist on a continuum between two poles: snappy, twee-inflected pop songs and vast, mind-altering classic rock soundscapes. I've never been to Idaho, but I can't help wondering if this reflects the topography there, the concrete quadrants of a busy Boise business district giving way to resplendent unmarred mountain ranges and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 1, 2013

Let’s All Imagine A World Where J Mascis Joined Nirvana

Shaggy Dinosaur Jr. guitar wizard J Mascis is a notoriously flaky and reticent interview subject, so maybe that explains why he's kept a deeply fascinating life episode to himself for the past couple of decades. But in a recent interview, Mascis mentions offhandedly that Kurt Cobain once extended Mascis an invitation to join Nirvana. Let'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 4, 2012

Stream The Electronic Anthology Project of Dinosaur Jr. (Stereogum Exclusive)

A couple years ago, Built To Spill bassist Brett Nelson launched the Electronic Anthology Project, a passion project that reimagined Built To Spill's songs through the aesthetic of New Wave bands like Talk Talk and Men Without Hats. The record contained all new vocal tracks from Built To Spill frontman Doug Martsch. Now, TheMore »

By: Corban Goble / April 16, 2012

Area Codes: 208 – Boise, ID

Today, we're introducing a new series called Area Codes, and the focus of this biweekly feature is local music scenes across the United States and the globe. In a music landscape where musicmaking has been largely democratized and the notion of a regional sound is an outdated concern, local music scenes seem to still be… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 13, 2011

Band of Horses, Brett Netson and the Hungry Ghost @ The Wiltern, Los Angeles 9/8/11

Fresh off their appearance on Conan, Band of Horses stopped by the Wiltern in Los Angeles for their own headlining show in the wake of the opening for the cancelled Kings of Leon tour. Brett Netson of Built to Spill fame provided support. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / September 9, 2011

Built To Spill – “Hindsight” Video

Built To Spill's been around for a long (long) time. If you'd told me in the early '90s -- when my brother had Ultimate Alternative Wavers and There's Nothing Wrong With Love on repeat -- or in 1997 when there was that hysterical collective breath-holding after the band signed to a major label that they'd… More »

By: brandon / September 1, 2010

Built To Spill Love The ’80s

The Electronic Anthology Project is Built To Spill's Doug Martsch and Brett Nelson, redoing their own songs with '80s synths and drum machines. It doesn't sound like something BTS would do, but, according to the project's MySpace page, the seven-song EP will be on sale at upcoming Built To Spill shows, so it seem… More »

By: jessica / August 2, 2010

ATP 2010: Curated By Matt Groening @ Butlin’s Holiday Centre, Minehead, UK

This past weekend was the Matt Groening-curated ATP, which went down in Butlins, Minehead, UK. Iggy Pop and Toumani Diabate were the highlights of the first night (along with ATP staples Built To Spill, Broadcast, Liars, and Shonen Knife). Day 2 featured performances from the xx and Boredoms (both bands would place twice, the latter… More »

By: jessica / May 10, 2010

Built To Spill Bring “Oh Yeah” To Letterman

Last night Built To Spill capped a sold-out four-show run in NYC -- two at Webster, followed by a more intimate pair at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg. I ventured out in the Noreaster for it, and, surprise, a Built To Spill show is a sorta perfect way to spend a wet and chilly night. More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 16, 2009

Stream The New Built To Spill

You've heard "Things Fall Apart" and "Hindsight" and stared deeply into There Is No Enemy's nighttime sky: Fill in the gaps of BTS's kinda blue seventh album (10/6, Warner Bros) at MySpace. More »

By: brandon / October 2, 2009

New Built To Spill – “Things Fall Apart” (Stereogum Premiere)

When Doug Martsch spoke with Jessica, he talked about aging gracefully: We have a bunch of records out. There's no hurry for us to sell music. We can put out a a record every five or six years, and that's plenty of Built to Spill music. The world doesn't need a new Built to… More »

By: brandon / September 21, 2009

Outside Lands 2009 In Photos

Last year, San Fran's inaugural Outside Lands festival featured Radiohead, but also power outage issues. This year: No Radiohead, but abundant electricity. Trade-offs! While Thom was twisting words at the Reading and Leeds fests in the motherland, Golden Gate park welcomed three days of artists that cut a wide demographic swath, including smart… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 1, 2009

Built To Spill’s There Is No Enemy Album Info

Built To Spill's seventh full-length There Is No Enemy is out this October. When Doug Martsch spoke with Jessica in June for a detailed Progress Report he mentioned the collection was fairly collaborative: While he wrote all the songs on his own, he says the rest of Built to Spill helped the tracks evolve… More »

By: brandon / August 18, 2009

Capitol Hill Block Party 2009 In Photos

This past weekend, Seattle roped off a couple of blocks on Pike Street to host the Capitol Hill Block Party, inviting everyone from Sonic Youth to Micachu to the Jesus Lizard to help fill out a strong roster of artists. And Speaking of Yow's iconic band: 13 years ago the Jesus Lizard played the city… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 27, 2009
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