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The Anniversary

Keep It Like A Secret Turns 20

By the beginning of 1999, Doug Martsch had already accomplished incredible things. Built To Spill's singer, songwriter, and guitarist was still just 29 years old,…
Chris DeVille | February 1, 2019 - 10:10 am

Concert Review

Who Knew The Faint Were Still So Popular? And Other Thoughts After FYF Fest 2017

In some of my darker moments from this past weekend, I had to wonder why anyone reads these festival recaps. Or, to clarify -- why…
Ian Cohen | July 26, 2017 - 2:58 pm

The Anniversary

Perfect From Now On Turns 20

At the climax of "Car," a twee power ballad from Built To Spill's 1994 album There's Nothing Wrong With Love, Doug Martsch passionately whined, "I…
Chris DeVille | January 27, 2017 - 10:29 am

More Built To Spill stories

Built To Spill – “Mountain Top” (Daniel Johnston Cover)

Built To Spill were aiming to release their Daniel Johnston tribute album -- fittingly titled Built To Spill Plays The Songs Of Daniel Johnston --…
Chris DeVille | April 14, 2020 - 10:16 pm

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…
James Rettig | March 2, 2020 - 9:30 am

Built To Spill Announce Daniel Johnston Covers Album

Back in 2017, Daniel Johnston embarked on his final tour. A different band backed him in every city that he played in. Last month, Wilco…
James Rettig | February 3, 2020 - 10:35 am

Watch Austin’s Full Daniel Johnston Tribute Show With The Flaming Lips, Built To Spill, Yo La Tengo, Bob Mould, & More

Daniel Johnston, the cult favorite Austin singer-songwriter, celebrated his 58th birthday yesterday in grand fashion. In Johnston's honor, the city of Austin declared it Hi,…
Chris DeVille | January 23, 2019 - 9:13 am

Great Grandpa – “Bad Light” (Built To Spill Cover)

The Yakima, Washington indie band Gloom have put together a Built To Spill covers compilation for charity. Great Grandpa, Settler, Jim Shorts, Seacats, and more…
Peter Helman | June 30, 2018 - 1:50 pm

Built To Spill & Afghan Whigs Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Built To Spill and Afghan Whigs are both popular alt-rock-adjacent entities with enough steam to endure beyond their legendary '90s runs and map out lengthy,…
Chris DeVille | January 16, 2018 - 11:07 am

Built To Spill Leaving Warner Bros After 22 Years

Built To Spill have released every album on Warner Bros Records since signing to the label in 1995. That's six albums over the course of…
Peter Helman | September 14, 2017 - 9:07 pm

Daniel Johnston Announces Final Tour

The prolific Texan outsider-artist singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston has been an underground inspiration for decades, and he's been battling serious mental illness for longer than that.
Tom Breihan | July 26, 2017 - 10:26 am

Dinosaur Jr., Built To Spill, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, & More To Play Full Albums At Riot Fest

As if getting Jawbreaker to reunite for the first time in 21 years wasn't enough, Riot Fest Chicago has announced that 10 artists will play…
James Rettig | April 20, 2017 - 1:30 pm

Sam Coomes – “Stride On” (Stereogum Premiere)

Sam Coomes has a storied musical past. He's one half of the experimental indie-rock duo Quasi alongside former spouse Janet Weiss (of Sleater-Kinney and Wild…
Pranav Trewn | June 7, 2016 - 9:00 am

Concert Review

Artist Portraits From Shaky Knees 2015

Shaky Knees Festival went down in Atlanta this weekend, and we sent two photographers to capture portraits and live shots of some of the performers…
Stereogum | May 11, 2015 - 11:46 am

Built To Spill – “Never Be The Same” Video

The triumphant Idaho guitar-manglers Built To Spill return tomorrow with their new album Untethered Moon, and while the album itself is prime slow-swelling indie rock,…
Tom Breihan | April 20, 2015 - 10:35 am
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