One of the most endearing and enduring bands of its generation, Built to Spill, has announced their new album, Untethered Moon. The band, fronted by Doug Martsch, creates resonate and sonorous songs that Stereogum says, “exist on a continuum between two poles: snappy, twee-inflected pop songs and vast, mind-altering classic rock soundscapes.” Hailing from Boise, Idaho, Built to Spill has inspired countless bands, from Modest Mouse to The Strokes.
Untethered Moon is their first album since 2009 and with new band mates, Steve Gere (drums) and Jason Albertini (bass). The album will be officially released on April 21st, but the vinyl will be available on Record Store Day (April 18th). Produced by Martsch and Sam Coomes – one half of Quasi who has performed on albums by Sleater-Kinney and Elliott Smith – the record makes for the perfect addition to their discography of intelligent, melodic, and lyrically thoughtful records.
The band is gearing up for a set of west coast dates leading up to to this year’s Coachella Arts and Music Festival as well as supporting Death Cab For Cutie in July. We’re excited to be sharing with you their brand new single, “Living Zoo”.
RIYL: Modest Mouse, Neil Young, Dinosaur Jr., Pavement
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Label: Warner Bros.