Built to Spill, one of the most endearing and enduring rock bands of its generation, will release their eighth studio album, entitled Untethered Moon, on April 21st.
Vinyl enthusiasts will be the first to hear the album, as it will be available exclusively on April 18th in honor of Record Store Day at all good Independent Records Stores. To make a bit more interesting, a very limited edition quantity of Untethered Moon will be pressed on transparent blue vinyl and will be randomly distributed into the initial run of pressings. In other words, don’t hesitate!
Album pre-orders begin today, February 24th. All pre-orders will include an instant download of their brand new song “Living Zoo” from Untethered Moon.
Untethered Moon is the first BTS album recorded with new band members Steve Gere (drums) and Jason Albertini (bass), who join vocalist/guitarist Doug Martsch with guitarists Brett Netson and Jim Roth. Untethered Moon was produced by Martsch and Sam Coomes. One half of Quasi, Coomes, is also a session musician who has performed on albums by Sleater-Kinney and Elliot Smith and appeared on every Built To Spill album after the band’s 1997 major-label debut, Perfect From Now On.
Built to Spill released its most recent album There Is No Enemy in October 2009. It was the band’s first album since 2006’s You In Reverse. Previous studio albums include 2001’s Ancient Melodies of the Future, 1999’s Keep It Like A Secret and Perfect From Now On. In 2015, Built to Spillremains an influential concern in compositionally intelligent, lyrically thoughtful, melodic, guitar-centric rock music.
BTS have also confirmed tour dates which include this year’s Coachella Arts and Music Festival in Indio, CA. Please see below for all confirmed tour dates.
The track-listing for Untethered Moon is as follows:
[Vinyl Side One]
All Our Songs
On The Way
Some Other Song
Never Be The Same
[Vinyl Side Two]
Horizon To Cliff
When I’m Blind
Built to Spill‘s upcoming tour dates:
03/27 Boise, ID Treefort Music Fest
04/10 Visalia, CA Cellar Door
04/11 San Luis Obispo, CA SLO Brew
04/12 Indio, CA Coachella Festival
04/13 Santa Barbara, CA SOhO
04/14 San Diego, CA Irenic
04/15 Los Angeles, CA Shrine Expo Hall (supporting Brand New)
04/16 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
04/17 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
04/18 Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum Theater
04/19 Indio, CA Coachella Festival
04/20 Las Vegas, NV The Bunkhouse
05/09 Atlanta, GA Shaky Knees Music Fest
07/08 Troutdale, OR Edgefield Amphitheater (supporting Death Cab For Cutie)
07/09 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheatre (supporting Death Cab For Cutie)
07/11 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre Berkeley (supporting Death Cab For Cutie)