Idaho-based rock act Built To Spill is eyeing a spring 2006 release date for its fourth Warner Bros. studio album. The as-yet-untitled project was originally expected in the fall but has been pushed back to allow for mixing and potential additional recording at a new studio in Portland, Ore. It will be the first Built To Spill full-length since its 1993 debut to not be produced by Phil Ek.
Built to Spill front man Doug Martsch is a simple guy. Asked if his band's third Warner Bros. studio set, "Ancient Melodies of the Future" (released on July 10), marks a shift away from previous work, he says cheerfully, "Sure, yeah." Asked why the album clocks in at a relatively short 39 minutes, he offers without a hint of irony, "The songs are all just one or two parts, so they don't go on for too long."