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Built to Spill Side Project Boise Cover Band Unearth Version of David Bowie’s ‘Ashes to Ashes’

When Built to Spill took a hiatus in 2002, singer Doug Martsch decided to meet up with pals in the Boise area for some loose…
Daniel Kohn / January 14, 2021

How Built to Spill Became the World’s Best Daniel Johnston Cover Band

Sometimes your favorite band gets sick of being themselves. "We started doing a ton of covers when we switched rhythm sections a few…
Christopher Hislop / May 13, 2020

Built to Spill Announce Spring and Summer Tour Dates

Veteran rockers Built to Spill are hitting the road. In an Instagram post, the band announced extensive tour plans. Beginning in March in…
SPIN Staff / February 26, 2020

Check Out This Fascinating Document of Early Indie Rock Bands Covering Each Other

The Pixies covering the Jesus and Mary Chain. Yo La Tengo covering Beat Happening. Sonic Youth covering Mudhoney. Mudhoney covering Sonic Youth. If you are a…
Andy Cush / April 2, 2019

Built to Spill Announce Keep It Like a Secret 20th Anniversary Tour

Built to Spill have announced a massive 80-date tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Keep It Like a Secret, the band's classic fourth album. The…
Maggie Serota / March 12, 2019

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

The Afghan Whigs and Built to Spill are touring together for the first time this spring. The stalwarts of '90s indie rock kick off a…
Maggie Serota / January 16, 2018

Daniel Johnston Announces Final Tour

Renowned singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston will embark on a final tour this fall, playing select cities across North America. Johnston will be backed by his own band…
Geena Kloeppel / July 26, 2017

Dinosaur Jr., Built To Spill, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and More Artists to Play Classic Albums In Full at Riot Fest

After news yesterday that Jawbreaker will reunite for the first time in 21 years at this year's Riot Fest, the festival has now announced that…
Rob Arcand / April 20, 2017

Built to Spill: SPIN’s 1999 Feature, “Like a Secret”

This piece originally ran in the February 1999 issue of SPIN. In honor of the 20th anniversary of Built to Spill's Keep It Like a Secret, we've republished this article here.
Eric Weisbard / February 2, 2017

Review: Built to Spill Enter the Rock-Will-Never-Die Stage on ‘Untethered Moon’

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: April 21, 2015Label: Warner Bros.Even in those bygone days when guitar wranglers prowled all-ages clubs, Doug Martsch’s method seemed…
Jason Gubbels / April 22, 2015

Built to Spill’s Dance Moves Will ‘Never Be the Same’ in New Video

Just a day out from releasing their latest album, Untethered Moon, Built to Spill have unleashed a new video for "Never Be the Same." Directed…
Rachel Brodsky / April 20, 2015

Built to Spill’s Doug Martsch Has No Advice for Anyone

Built to Spill's Doug Martsch isn't an upbeat person. Super-personable, yes, but not very optimistic. "A huge part of any creative process, I think, is being…
Rachel Brodsky / April 14, 2015

Stream Built to Spill’s Eighth Studio Album, ‘Untethered Moon’

Indie-rock favorites Built to Spill have unveiled a couple of new tracks ("Living Zoo," "Never Be the Same") from their forthcoming eighth studio album, Untethered Moon, and…
Rachel Brodsky / April 13, 2015

Built to Spill’s ‘Living Zoo’ Music Video Is a Truly Bizarre Hike in the Woods

The new music video for Built to Spill's "Living Zoo" follows two buddies as they go on the adventure of a lifetime. In a plot…
James Grebey / March 26, 2015

Built to Spill Share a New Song and Things Will ‘Never Be The Same’

Built to Spill are gearing up to release their first new album since 2009's There Is No Enemy, and now they've shared Untethered Moon's second single, "Never Be…
James Grebey / March 23, 2015
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