Built To Spill – “Life In Vain” (Daniel Johnston Cover)

Built To Spill – “Life In Vain” (Daniel Johnston Cover)

Last month, Built To Spill announced a Daniel Johnston covers album, Built To Spill Plays The Songs Of Daniel Johnston, which they recorded while preparing to perform with Johnston at the Vancouver date of his final tour. It’s the second tribute album to come out of that tour following Wilco’s vinyl-only live album, which chronicled their Chicago show with the late legend.

We’ve heard Built To Spill’s take on “Bloody Rainbow” from it already, and today they’re sharing their version of “Life In Vain,” a song from Johnston’s only album for Atlantic Records, 1994’s Fun. Listen to it below.

03/22 Aladdin Theater Portland, OR
03/23 The Crocodile Seattle, WA
03/24 The Crocodile Seattle, WA
03/26 Treefort Main Stage Area Boise, ID
03/27 Metro Music Hall Salt Lake City, UT
03/28 Stanley Hotel Estes Park, CO
03/30 Launchpad Albuquerque, NM
03/31 191 Toole Tucson, AZ
04/01 Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff Flagstaff, AZ
04/02 Music Box San Diego, CA
04/03 Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown, CA
04/04 The Cornerstone Berkeley, CA
04/05 The Cornerstone Berkeley, CA
06/04 Bunkhouse Saloon Las Vegas, NV
06/05 The Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
06/06 Observatory Santa Ana, CA
06/07 Soho Restaurant & Music Club Santa Barbara, CA
06/09 Echoplex Los Angeles, CA
06/10 Echoplex Los Angeles, CA
06/11 Rio Theatre Santa Cruz, CA
06/12 Slim’s San Francisco, CA
06/13 Slim’s San Francisco, CA
06/14 Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub Sacramento, CA
06/16 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
06/17 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
06/18 The Showbox Seattle, WA
06/19 The Showbox Seattle, WA
06/20 Lucky You Lounge Spokane, WA
06/21 Wilma Theatre Missoula, MT
07/16 Granada Theater Dallas, TX
07/17 White Oak Music Hall Houston, TX
07/18 Mohawk Austin Austin, TX
07/19 Varsity Theatre Baton Rouge, LA
07/20 Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL
07/22 The Basement East Nashville, TN
07/23 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
07/24 The Grey Eagle Asheville, NC
07/25 Music Farm Charleston, SC
07/26 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
07/28 The Broadberry Richmond, VA
07/29 9:30 Club Washington, DC
07/30 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
07/31 White Eagle Hall, Jersey City, NJ
08/04 Brooklyn Bowl, NYC
08/05 Brooklyn Bowl, NYC
08/07 Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
08/08 St. Andrew’s Hall Detroit, MI
08/09 Bell’s Brewery Kalamazoo, MI
08/11 Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
08/12 Thalia Hall Chicago, IL
08/13 Codfish Hollow Barnstormers Maquoketa, IA
08/14 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
08/15 Waiting Room Lounge Omaha, NE
08/16 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO

Built To Spill Plays The Songs Of Daniel Johnston is out 5/1 via Ernest Jenning Record Co. Pre-order it here.

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