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Built to Spill Announce Daniel Johnston Covers Album; Share “Bloody Rainbow” Cover

Built to Spill Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston Due Out May 1 via Ernest Jenning Record Co.

Feb 03, 2020

Built to Spill have announced a new album where they cover the songs of the late Daniel Johnston, the appropriately titled Built to Spill Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston, and shared its first single, a cover of “Bloody Rainbow.” More

The Afghan Whigs and Built to Spill Announce Co-Headlining Tour

North American Dates to Also Feature Ed Harcourt and Rituals of Mine

Jan 16, 2018

The Afghan Whigs and Built to Spill have teamed up for a co-headlining North American tour to go down this April and May. British singer/songwriter Ed Harcourt will be supporting half the dates, while Rituals of Mine will support the others. More

Jan 20, 2017

Battle Hymns is a new protest compilation released today timed to President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss of Quasi put it together. More

Built to Spill Announce September and October Tour Dates

Untethered Moon Out Now via Warner Bros.

Jun 22, 2015

Built to Spill have announced some new September and October North American tour dates in support of their recent album Untethered Moon, which is out now via Warner Bros. More

Watch: Built to Spill - “Never Be the Same” Video

New Album Untethered Moon Out Now

Apr 21, 2015

Yesterday, ahead of the release of their brand new album, Untethered Moon, Built to Spill shared a brand new music video featuring their single, “Never Be the Same.” More

Mar 27, 2015

“Living Zoo,” the lead single to Built to Spill‘s upcoming album Untethered Moon, has landed itself a brand new music video. More

Listen: Built to Spill - “Never Be the Same”

New Album Untethered Moon Out April 21

Mar 23, 2015

Six years since releasing their last album There Is No Enemy, Built to Spill will release their newest LP Untethered Moon next month. More

Built to Spill Announce New Tour Dates

Untethered Moon Out April 21

Mar 02, 2015

Releasing their newest studio album Untethered Moon next month, Built to Spill have announced a series of new tour dates in support of the record. More

Feb 25, 2015

Yesterday Built to Spill revealed new details pertaining to their forthcoming new album, Untethered Moon. More

Feb 06, 2015

Built to Spill have announced the release of their ninth album, Untethered Moon. More

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

Bob Dylan In The ’80s: Volume One is out March 25

Jan 22, 2014

March 25 will see the release of Bob Dylan In The ’80s: Volume One, a tribute album that features a series of covers from the likes of Deer Tick, Elvis Perkins, Reggie Watts, Gene Ween, and Slash. More

Built to Spill Announce New Tour Dates

Currently Working on Material for New Album

Jul 22, 2013

Built to Spill announced new tour dates for fall 2013, following a benefit concert for Rock For Oklahoma in Oklahoma City tomorrow. More

Built to Spill Add 2013 Tour Dates

Spring Shows Now Included

Feb 05, 2013

Last month Built to Spill announced that they would be returning to the road with a short series of new shows. More

Built To Spill Announce 2013 Tour Dates

New Album Expected This Year

Jan 07, 2013

Built To Spill have announced their imminent return to the road with a new set of tour dates. More

Built to Spill To Tour

Summer Dates Announced

May 07, 2012

Currently at work on the follow-up to their 2009 album There Is No Enemy, Built to Spill have managed to allot some time this summer for a number of live shows. More

Sep 01, 2010

Veteran indie-rockers Built to Spill have been around for quite some time and Doug Martsch and his merry men know it. The Boise, Idaho band pokes fun at its age for “Hindsight.” We have the clip. More

Built to Spill Announces Headlining Fall 2010 Tour

Band to Perform at Clubs, Small Theaters, and Festivals

Aug 30, 2010

Built to Spill, fresh off their tour with Kings of Leon, has announced their very own headlining tour that kicks off this week in Omaha, Nebraska. More

More Record Store Exclusives Announced: The Flaming Lips, Tegan and Sara, Wilco, and More

Plus: Exclusives from The Black Keys, Devo, Built to Spill, Muse, and others.

Apr 05, 2010

More exclusive releases have been announced in celebration of the third annual, National Record Store Day, including exclusives from The Flaming Lips, Tegan and Sara, Wilco, The Black Keys, Devo, Built to Spill, Muse, The Velvet Underground, and others. We have the details. More

Built to Spill Unleash New Album Details

There Is No Enemy Drops October 6th

Aug 18, 2009

No fills, contrapuntal indie rock returns October 6th! Why you ask? Well, that’s when Built to Spill‘s seventh LP, There Is No Enemy, is set to be released to the world by Warner Bros. That giant, looming over a small cottage above is the album cover, and we’ve got the tracklist below. More

Built to Spill Announce U.S. Tour

Forthcoming There Is No Enemy Due Out October 6th

Aug 11, 2009

Built to Spill release tour in support of their upcoming release, There Is No Enemy, which will be their first release in three years. More

Enter to Win Tickets to Sunset Junction

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Aug 06, 2009

Subscribe or Renew between August 5th and August 20th and enter to win A PAIR OF TICKETS* to Sunset Junction in Los Angeles on August 22-23rd! (*No hotel or airfare provided.) The line-up includes Conor Oberst & The Mistic Valley Band, Built to Spill, Islands, Local Natives, and others. More

Check Out Photos of Pitchfork Music Festival Day One

Photos of Yo La Tengo, The Jesus Lizard, and Built to Spil

Jul 18, 2009

The Pitchfork Music Festival began last night in Chicago and we sent photographer Andrew Reed Weller down to capture the action. Check out his photos of Yo La Tengo, The Jesus Lizard, and Built to Spill. More


Track-by-Track: Built to Spill on “Untethered Moon”

Doug Martsch Discusses the New Record and the Challenges With Writing Lyrics

Apr 22, 2015

If you hadn’t heard anything new from Built to Spill in the last 20 years and then picked up their eighth LP Untethered Moon, you wouldn’t be blamed for thinking they have not aged a day. Untethered Moon is full of the same charming guitar—heavy ‘90s rock that flooded their early alt—rock staples like Perfect From Now On and Keep It Like a Secret. More


Apr 21, 2015

With seven albums already under their belt, Built to Spill know their strengths and have no desire to fuck up a formula that works. More

Sep 15, 2007

Treasure Island. There it sits in the middle of San Francisco bay. To most of us it’s rarely set foot upon, simply driven through, the halfway point on the Bay Bridge. It was built and pirate- and/or Stevenson-named in 1939 as the site of the World’s Fair-esque “Golden Gate International Exposition.” Since then it’s been a lot of things, among them a naval base and site of the Battlebots television show, in which machines battled to a fiery death. Apparently, people live there, too. More

Jul 03, 2007

It seems like Built to Spill has been on the road forever. After canceling the initial round of live dates in support of 2006’s You In Reverse due to frontman Doug Martsch’s emergency surgery to repair a detached retina, the band has been making up for lost time. More

Jun 27, 2007

Now, I got into Battles because of drummer John Stanier, who was a hero to me in Helmet when I was first starting to play in bands in the early ’90s. Little did I know that I was about to walk into a drumfest at theLaunchpad. I got there quite a bit early to hang out alone and have a few beers—alone time being at a premium with a new son. After several PBRs and a few games of Ms. Pacman, Ponytail took the stage. More