Boise, Idaho-based rock trio Built To Spill has completed its third studio album for Warner Bros. The set remains untitled and is scheduled for a release in the third quarter of the year. Once again,
Boise, Idaho-based rock trio Built To Spill has completed its third studio album for Warner Bros. The set remains untitled and is scheduled for a release in the third quarter of the year. Once again, producer Phil Ek, who has helmed all of the band's Warner Bros. releases, was behind the boards.
Additional information is sketchy, but frontman Doug Martsch did reveal a few tidbits about the songwriting process in a recent interview with the Experience Music Project's Web site. "I had the songs
basically written already and I really wasn't up for jamming around and recording lots of long jams," he says. "I just didn't have that in me this time. Whereas the time before, I was really excited to do it that way and I'm glad. I had a great time.
"On this new record especially, all the songs were mostly just straight chord progressions, you know, no weird chords, or nothing weird to begin with," Martsch continues. "So anything, any hooks and stuff, have come in the overdubbing process."
The new album is the follow-up to 1999's "Keep It Like A Secret," which debuted at No. 3 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and has sold 86,000 copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan. Last April, BTS released "Live," a nine-track souvenir from its 1999 U.S. tour..