October 10, 2009

Built To Spill: There Is No Enemy

Doug Martsch is either a very patient man or a perfectionist who can't let go of his songs. The new Built To Spill album There Is No Enemy took three-and-a-half years. He kept rewriting the lyrics, tried another guitar lick, yet another, decided to use both of them or a totally different one all together.

Most albums who have been made over a pro-longed periods of time sound flat - compromise get the upper hand, but There Is No Enemy has the signature density and the dark lyrics that are open to numerous interpretations. Martsh never explains what his songs are about exactly - let the listener decide what the story line is. The music There Is No Enemy is lighter than on the band's previous albums - hints of Paul McCartney melody structures rubbing shoulders with R.E.M.-like guitar exercises.

Built To Spill:
Doug Martsch: guitars, vocals
Brett Nelson: guitars
Jim Roth: guitars
Brett Nelson: bass
Scott Plouf: drums

Built To Spill: There Is No Enemy

There Is No Enemy is released on Warner Bros.

Tracks:
  1. Aisle 13
  2. Hindsight
  3. Nowhere Lullaby
  4. Good Ol' Boredom
  5. Life’s A Dream
  6. Oh Yeah
  7. Pat
  8. Done
  9. Planting Seeds
  10. Things Fall Apart
  11. Tomorrow
Live dates:
  • 10/10 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
  • 10/11 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
  • 10/12 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
  • 10/13 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
  • 10/14 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
  • 10/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
  • 10/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
  • 10/18 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
  • 10/20 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
  • 10/21 Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
  • 10/22 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater $
  • 10/23 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live $
  • 10/24 Austin, TX @ Stubb's $
  • 10/25 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom $
  • 10/27 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
  • 10/28 Tucson, AZ @ Dry River
  • 11/15 Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
  • 11/17 Bellingham, WA @ The Nightlight
  • 11/18 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
  • 11/19 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
  • 11/20 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
  • 11/21 Spokane, WA @ Big Easy

$ w/ Dinosaur Jr.

» builttospill.com

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