Built To Spill - When The Wind Forgets Your Name

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Indie-rock legends Built To Spill’s Sub Pop debut and first album of new, original material since 2015.

Built To Spill have been playing as a band and releasing music for more than 30 years and band leader Doug Martsch also performs solo acoustic shows; Doug also played in Treepeople and The Halo Benders.

Built to Spill are one of the most influential indie rock bands and they have toured extensively in the US and abroad.

Since the band’s inception in 1992, Built To Spill founder Doug Martsch intended Built To Spill to be a collaborative project, an ever-evolving group of incredible musicians making music and playing live together. “I wanted to switch the line-up for many reasons. Each time we finish a record I want the next one to sound totally different. It’s fun to play with people who bring in new styles and ideas,” says Martsch. “And it’s nice to be in a band with people who aren’t sick of me yet.”

Following several albums and EPs on Pacific Northwest independent labels, including the unmistakably canonical indie rock classic, ‘There’s Nothing Wrong With Love’, released on Sub Pop offshoot Up Records in 1994, Martsch signed with Warner Brothers from 1995 to 2016. He and his rotating cast of cohorts recorded six more, inarguably great albums during that time - ‘Perfect From Now On’, ‘Keep It Like a Secret’, ‘Ancient Melodies of the Future’, ‘You In Reverse’, ‘Untethered Moon’, ‘There Is No Enemy’. There was also a live album, and a solo record, ‘Now You Know’.

While the band’s impeccable recorded catalogue is the entry point, Built to Spill live are an essential force of their own: heavy, psychedelic, melodic and visceral tunes blaring from amps that sound as if they’re powered by Mack trucks.

Now in 2022, Built To Spill return with ‘When The Wind Forgets Your Name’, Martsch’s unbelievably great new album (and also his eighth full-length), with a fresh new label. “I’m psyched: I’ve wanted to be on Sub Pop since I was a teenager. And I think I’m the first fifty-year-old they’ve ever signed.”

Available to independent retailers on Loser Edition Misty Kiwi Fruit Green vinyl.