SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

April 20, 2005 09:00 ET

Built To Spill in the Studio; New Album Expected This September

U.S. Tour Confirmed!

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 20, 2005 -- Built To Spill, one of our generation's most endearing and enduring bands, have been recording their long-awaited new album in Portland, Oregon, and are just about to begin the mixing process. The yet-unnamed album, their first since 2001's universally acclaimed "Ancient Melodies Of The Future," is also their first self-produced effort for Warner Bros. Records. September is the projected month of release. Also one of the most critically praised bands of our time, Built To Spill remain one of the most innovative and influential: "Martsch's melodic invention and unpredictable yet graceful arrangements seldom disappoint. As many have noted, Martsch's high tenor and folkie melodies suggest Neil Young, but BTS merges guitar rambles and twangy sweetness in a way that Young and Crazy Horse never quite did," quoted Time Out NY.

The Absolute Sound put it this way: "The fifties had Chuck Berry, the sixties Jimi Hendrix, the seventies Jimmy Page, and the eighties Eddie Van Halen -- guitarists who marked their decades as their own. Still searching for a new air-guitar icon? Look no further. Martsch continues to floor listeners."

The Boise, Idaho-based quartet are so excited to preview the new material for fans that they have elected to tour well in advance of the album's release beginning next month. The tour will start in the Midwest, before traveling to eastern and southern states and will include three nights at New York City's Irving Plaza. In June and July, the band will head for the west coast. Built To Spill also plan to tour upon release of the new album later this year. Dates are listed below.

Wed   May 4    First Ave                 Minneapolis, MN
Thu   May 5    First Ave                 Minneapolis, MN
Fri   May 6    Harris Student Center     Grimmel, IA
Sat   May 7    Metro                     Chicago, IL
Sun   May 8    Metro                     Chicago, IL
Mon   May 9    St. Andrew's Hall         Detroit, MI
Wed   May 11   Irving Plaza              New York, NY
Thu   May 12   Irving Plaza              New York, NY
Fri   May 13   Irving Plaza              New York, NY
Sat   May 14   Electric Factory          Philadelphia, PA
Sun   May 15   Southpaw                  Hoboken, NJ
Mon   May 16   9:30 Club                 Washington, DC
Tue   May 17   Sonar Lounge              Baltimore, MD
Wed   May 18   The Norva                 Norfolk, VA
Thu   May 19   Cat's Cradle              Carrboro, NC
Fri   May 20   40 Watt Club              Athens, GA
Sat   May 21   Variety Playhouse         Atlanta, GA
Sun   May 22   Exit/In                   Nashville, TN
Mon   May 23   Young Ave. Deli           Memphis, TN
Tue   May 24   Mississippi Nights        St. Louis, MO
Wed   May 25   Madrid Theatre            Kansas City, MO
Fri   May 27   Fox Theatre               Boulder, CO
Sat   May 28   Fox Theatre               Boulder, CO
Sun   May 29   Velvet Room               Salt Lake City, UT
Wed   June 8   Domino Room at Midtown    Bend, OR
Thu   June 9   WOW Hall                  Eugene, OR
Fri   June 10  Crystal Ballroom          Portland, OR
Thu   June 16  The Showbox               Seattle, WA
Fri   June 17  The Showbox               Seattle, WA
Sat   June 18  Commodore Ballroom        Vancouver, BC
Sun   June 19  The Nightlight            Bellingham, WA
Thu   July 7   House of Blues            Los Angeles, CA
Fri   July 8   House of Blues            Los Angeles, CA
Sat   July 9   House of Blues            Anaheim, CA
Sun   July 10  Soma                      San Diego, CA
Tue   July 12  The Catalyst              Santa Cruz, CA
Wed   July 13  Slim's                    San Francisco, CA
Thu   July 14  Slim's                    San Francisco, CA
Fri   July 15  Slim's                    San Francisco, CA
Sat   July 16  The New Oasis             Reno, NV
Sat   Sept 24  Austin City Limits Fest.  Austin, TX

Singer-songwriter/guitarist Doug Martsch will be available for a limited number of phone interviews, in advance of the tour only. Advance music should be available in July.

www.builttospill.com

Contact Information

  • For further information contact:
    Rick Gershon
    Warner Bros. Records publicity
    818-953-3473
    rick.gershon@wbr.com