Just got word that Built to Spill will play the Wilma Theatre on Nov. 17. Here’s the full press release from the promoter:
Built To Spill
With Le Fleur
When Built To Spill wanted to find out what their music sounded like they locked themselves in Doug Martschs garage. Without a tentative conclusion or even a hypothesis the four members began to experiment. Their collaborative efforts lasted seasons and yielded dozens of hours of ADAT tape. The album You In Reverse documents the newest branch of Built To Spills chaotic, yet elegant evolution.
Doug Martsch formed Built To Spill in 1992. His intention was to sustain a project that would involve a rotating cast of musicians to record albums and tour. The first incarnation of Built To Spill included Doug, Brett Netson, and Ralf (Youtz). Recording in the middle of the night in order to get free studio time, they assembled 1993s Ultimate Alternative Wavers.
In the five years since the bands most recent effort Ancient Melodies Of The Future was released, Built To Spill took an eighteen-month vacation. When the group returned to work, the line-up included Jim Roth as a core member. This foursome started jamming and recording their hours-long musical explorations. According to Doug, they had no idea what kind of music they wanted to make.
You In Reverse arrives as the most collaborative record in the bands thirteen-year history. To a large extent, each musician wrote his own parts. Half of the finished material incorporates segments the band wrote together during jam sessions. When Doug is asked what he wants people to know about the album, he replies, I would rather not manipulate people’s opinions about it. Bassist Brett Nelson thinks this record is what everybody in the band would want it to sound like. Brett also mentions the different styles of songs, anything from new wave to Reggae breakdowns. While many influences and song structures arise and dissolve, none dominates the overall force of the album.
The songs are haunting rather than catchy. Each musical thought is surprising and complete. Dougs lyrics hint at politics, but could also be personal. As usual, the words lining the songs are neither directive nor dogmatic. Rational thoughts are constantly sacrificed to the metric and melodic needs of each song. No message blares forth. And yet, its understood.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Doors – 7:00 pm Show – 8:00 pm
Tickets On Sale NOW
Tickets: $18.00 In Advance $22.00 Day of Show
Tickets are available at Rockin’ Rudy’s, by calling 877-4-FLY-TIX,
Online at www.Ticketfly.com or www.KnittingFactory.com.
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General Admission, All Ages, Full Bar w/ ID