Built To Spill’s “When The Wind Forgets Your Name” – First Album Since 2015 – Releases Sept. 9th (Listen)


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On September 9th, Built to Spill  will release their 8th full-length album, When The Wind Forgets Your Name – their first on their new label Sub Pop Records.

The launch marks the first album of original Built to Spill material since 2015’s Untethered Moon.  (The band did release an album of covers in 2020: Built To Spill Plays The Songs Of Daniel Johnston.) Founding member Doug Martsch is ecstatic with his new label: “I’ve wanted to be on Sub Pop since I was a teenager. And I think I’m the first 50-year-old they’ve ever signed.”

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Martsch started Built to Spill in 1992 and is the only permanent member – employing an ever-evolving line-up throughout the band’s career.   For the uninitiated, the BtS sound is favorably comparable to other guitar-driven indie bands of the 1990s like Pavement, Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, Guided By Voices, with even a few hints of R.E.M.

Listen to “Spiderweb” – the most recent release off the record:

When The Wind Forgets Your Name maintains many of the band’s signature sounds – swirling psychedelic guitar textures woven into melodic power-pop, blues, grunge and jam music.  For this record, Martsch collaborated with Lê Almeida and João Casaes, of the Brazilian psychedelic jazz-rock band, Oruã.  Martsch met the two back in 2018 and they bonded throughout an extended U.S. and European tour in 2019. Lê Almeida brings some of his lo-fi and indie-pop influences, and the mix is purely organic and symbiotic.

Here are a few more songs from When The Wind Forgets Your Name:

“Fool’s Gold”

“Understood”

“Gonna Lose”

When The Wind Forgets Your Name Tracklist:
1. Gonna Lose
2. Fool’s Gold
3. Understood
4. Elements
5. Rock Steady
6. Spiderweb
7. Never Alright
8. Alright
9. Comes a Day

For Built to Spill’s current 2022 Tour, Martsch enlisted a different line-up: Blood Lemon’s Melanie Radford on bass, and Prism Bitch’s Teresa Esguerra on drums.

Tour dates are in the flyer below, and any updates can be found at: https://www.builttospill.com/shows

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