You can’t rush perfection. At least that is the reasoning behind Built To Spill’s lack of any new records in the past few years. The band is looking to release their next album in spring 2006, but there is nothing set in stone.
So what is the deal? Rumors swirled around a possible fall release this year, which has now been pushed to allow more time for mixing and additional recording. In an interview with Billboard, vocalist Doug Martsch said: “We recorded maybe 15 or 16 songs and I thought I knew which 10 were going to be on the record. But now, we have time to revisit a few of those other songs to see if there might be something worth working with. It is kind of open-ended right now."
The as-yet-untitled project will be the first full-length album since their 1993 debut to not be produced by Phil Ek. Martsch explained: “We just wanted to try something new to spark us to do something different.”
The band has been testing out the new song “Going Against Your Mind” on the road. The group has a string of summer tour dates in June and July, so make sure to catch them if they are stopping in your town.
06.08.05 – Bend, OR (Domino Room)
06.09.05 – Eugene, OR (WOW Hall)
06.10.05 – Portland, OR (Crystal Ballroom)
06.16.05 – Seattle, WA (Showbox)
06.17.05 – Seattle, WA (Showbox)
06.18.05 – Vancouver (Commodore Ballroom)
06.19.05 – Bellingham, WA (Nightlight)
07.07.08 – Los Angeles, CA (House Of Blues)
07.08.05 – Los Angeles, CA (House Of Blues)
07.09.05 – Anaheim, CA (House Of Blues)
07.10.05 – San Diego, CA (Soma)
07.12.05 – Santa Cruz, CA (Catalyst Club)
07.13.05 – San Francisco, CA (Slim’s)
07.14.05 – San Francisco, CA (Slim’s)
07.15.05 – San Francisco, CA (Slim’s)
07.16.05 – Reno, NV (New Oasis)
09.24.05 – Austin, TX (Austin City Limits)