Built to Spill is heading to Spokane — finally! — on what is most likely the tail end of the Boise band's tour in support of Untethered Moon, its most recent album.
The band will play the Knitting Factory on Wednesday, June 29, and tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 am for $22 in advance. They'll be $24 day of show, but it might be sold out by then.
Untethered Moon, which arrived in April 2015, is another excellent collection of songs by band leader Doug Martsch, an indie-rock icon who's not afraid of monster guitar solos, which made him an anomaly for much of the bands 23-year career.
The sound on the album is easily identifiable as Built to Spill, full of dramatic shifts and beautiful melodies, but it wasn't an easy album to make. The band went through several lineup changes in the six years between albums and it took some time for the new version of the band to coalesce. The evidence in the news songs suggests there is plenty of life in this new version of the band. And you can rely on the fact the band will delve into its back catalog for songs off Perfect From Now On, Keep It Like A Secret and other modern classics.
Dan Nailen is the managing editor of the Inlander, where he oversees coverage of arts and culture. He's previously written and edited for The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Weekly, Missoula Independent, Salt Lake Magazine, The Oregonian and KUER-FM. He grew up seeing the country in an Air Force family and studied...