This is Built to Spill.
They are from Boise, Idaho. The band has been around in some formation around guitarist/vocalist Doug Martsch since 1992.
They are what critics like to call ‘indie rock’. That means on some levels, ‘it rocks’… but typically has some more softer melodies woven in there with a care-free attitude towards song structures.
It is by far one of the most generic labels one can put upon a band, yet still manage to give someone a vague idea of what kind of music a band is keen to play.
Built to Spill are indie rock.
Like Dinosaur Jr, Pavement, Modest Mouse, Eric’s Trip, Sonic Youth…
Check the opening track, ‘All The Songs’ from their eighth studio release, “Untethered Moon”.
They have a video for, “Living Zoo” off the same release… much lighter and bouncier.
Catch these indie rock legends on tour this spring / summer…
Apr 23 Lagunitas CouchTrippin’: Reno Reno, NV
May 07 EXIT/IN Nashville, TN
May 08 Saturn Birmingham, AL
May 09 Shaky Knees Music Festival Atlanta, GA
May 09 Shaky Knees Late Night Show Atlanta, GA
May 10 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
May 11 Music Farm Charleston, SC
May 12 Jack Rabbits Jacksonville, FL
May 13 Culture Room Fort Lauderdale, FL
May 14 The State Theatre Saint Petersburg, FL
May 15 The Social Orlando, FL
May 16 Sidebar Theater Tallahassee, FL
May 17 Howlin’ Wolf New Orleans, LA
May 18 Warehouse Live Houston, TX
May 19 Stubbs BBQ Austin, TX
May 20 Granada Theater Dallas, TX
May 21 ACM Performance Lab @ UCO Oklahoma City, OK
May 22 The Ready Room St Louis, MO
May 23 Slowdown Omaha, NE
May 24 Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
May 26 High Noon Saloon Madison, WI
May 27 The Vogue Indianapolis, IN
May 28 St. Andrews Hall Detroit, MI
May 29 Nelsonville Music Festival Nelsonville, OH
May 30 Metro Chicago, IL
May 31 Founders Brewing Co. Grand Rapids, MI
Jun 13 Northside Festival Brooklyn, NY
Jul 08 Edgefield Amphitheater Troutdale, OR
Jul 09 Les Schwab Amphitheatre Bend, OR
Jul 10 Harlow’s Sacramento, CA
Jul 11 Greek Theatre Berkeley San Francisco, CA
Jul 12 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
Jul 13 Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
Jul 14 Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
Jul 15 Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
Jul 16 Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown, CA
Jul 17 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA
Jul 18 The Observatory Santa Ana, CA
Jul 20 Humbrews Arcata, CA
Jul 21 WOW Hall Eugene, OR
Jul 22 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
Jul 23 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
Jul 24 Capitol Hill Block Party [July 24th-26th]Seattle, WA
Sep 18 Toronto Urban Roots Festival Toronto, Canada