According to Rolling Stone, Built to Spill‘s “catalog is full of one melancholy LP, jam-packed with guitar pyrotechnics, after another.” Untethered Moon, the band’s first album since 2009, adds to this legacy with guitar virtuosity and a consistency that the magazine praises in its review, which can be read here.
Those looking for a more detailed analysis of Untethered Moon should visit Under the Radar, which has a track-by-track description from the band’s singer and guitarist Doug Martsch. In the feature, which is here, Martsch explains why he’s still interested in making youthful-sounding rock ‘n’ roll as his band enters its third decade of existence, saying “I find adult music kind of boring.” He also tells readers about his lyrical inspirations, revealing the help he got from his wife on lead single “Living Zoo.”
Thanks to the support of stations around the country, Untethered Moon made a well-deserved jump into the Top Ten on the CMJ Radio 200 this week. Keep showing the album support at your station, and check out the band’s summer tour dates here.