1. Built to Spill / October 12, 2009 / New York

    October 14, 2009 2:52 PM EDT On the first of two shows at New York's Webster Hall Monday night (Oct 12), Boise, Iowa indie rockers Built To Spill showed off their virtuosity. For those new to the band, the extended instrumental solos might have bordered on alienating and overly repetitive, but the live show seemed…

  2. Built To Spill Confronts New 'Enemy'

    August 19, 2009 1:00 PM EDT On the heels of an acclaimed 2008 tour where it performed its 1997 album "Perfect From Now On" in its entirety, Built To Spill will return this fall with its seventh studio release, "There Is No Enemy." Due Oct. 6 from Warner Bros., the 11-track set goes heavy on the band&…

  3. Built To Spill, Modest Mouse Eye Jam Session

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT What began as an idea for Built To Spill, Modest Mouse and Love As Laughter to record a collaborative album covering each other's songs has now morphed into something else entirely. What began as an idea for Built To Spill, Modest Mouse and Love As Laughter to record a collaborative…

  4. Built To Spill Plotting New Album, Fall Tour

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Built To Spill has finished recording basic tracks for its next Warner Bros. studio album, due in spring 2009 via Warner Bros. Built To Spill has finished recording basic tracks for its next Warner Bros. studio album, due in spring 2009 via Warner Bros. The group is also embarking on fall…

  5. 'Melody' Spawns New Jack Johnson, Vedder Tracks

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Previously unreleased tracks from Jack Johnson and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will see the light of day on the soundtrack to the Johnson-spearheaded surfing documentary "A Brokedown Melody." The Previously unreleased tracks from Jack Johnson and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder…

  6. Built To Spill's Martsch Recovering From Surgery

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Built To Spill's new Warner Bros. album, "You in Reverse," hit stores on Tuesday, but frontman Doug Martsch was not out celebrating. Built To Spill's new Warner Bros. album, "You in Reverse," hit stores on Tuesday, but frontman Doug Martsch was not out…

  7. Built To Spill Back With New Album

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Idaho-based rock act Built To Spill will return April 11 with its fourth Warner Bros. studio album, "You in Reverse." Idaho-based rock act Built To Spill will return April 11 with its fourth Warner Bros. studio album, "You in Reverse." As previously reported, this is the…

  8. Austin City Limits Festival / Sept. 23-25, 2005 / Austin, Texas (Zilker Park)

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The story at the fourth annual Austin City Limits Music Festival ended up being not the spectacular headlining set by Coldplay, the debut of some frenzied new Franz Ferdinand material or the reputatio The story at the fourth annual Austin City Limits Music Festival ended up being not the…

  9. Built To Spill In No Rush On New Album

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 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 b Idaho-based rock act Built To Spill is eyeing a spring 2006 release date for its fourth…

  10. PJ Harvey Heads West

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rock act PJ Harvey won't embark on a North American headlining tour until the fall, but the Polly Jean Harvey-led act has confirmed six summer California shows. Rock act PJ Harvey won't embark on a North American headlining tour until the fall, but the Polly Jean Harvey-led act has…

  11. Built To Spill Opts For Tour Over New Album

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT If Built To Spill fans attending the band's upcoming tour dates wonder why more new songs aren't being played, group leader Doug Martsch tells Billboard.com the reason comes down to the sweeter things If Built To Spill fans attending the band's upcoming tour dates wonder why…

  12. Doug Martsch Spills Bluesy Solo Debut

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For Built To Spill's Doug Martsch, what began as a few fun riffs to play while practicing guitar ultimately evolved into the material for his solo debut, "Now You Know." The set has been finished for more than two years but finally…

  13. Hot Product for Monday, Sept. 16, 2002

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Lifehouse, Natalie Cole, Ruben Blades, Doug Martsch, and more. Pick A New Plan, 'Stan' When it came to Lifehouse's sophomore DreamWorks effort, "Stanley Climbfall," frontman/songwriter Jason Wade had no intention of hanging on a moment in…

  14. Billboard Bits: Latin Grammys, Martsch, Classical Brits

    April 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Latin Grammys, Doug Martsch, Classical Brits The third annual Latin Grammy Awards are set for Sept. 18 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. The awards will be broadcast live by CBS in the U.S. This year, the Latin Grammys will present winners in two new categories: best…

  15. Built To Spill Lines Up Fall Tour

    July 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock trio Built to Spill will embark on a U.S. tour Sept. 4 in Minneapolis. The trek, which comes in support of the group's latest Warner Bros. album "Ancient Melodies of the Future," is due to Modern rock trio Built to Spill will embark on a U.S. tour Sept. 4 in…

  16. Ancient Melodies of the Future

    July 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Perhaps the most impressive thing about Built to Spill's run in the 1990s was the band's ability to one-better itself on each new release. Perhaps the most impressive thing about Built to Spill's run in the 1990s was the band's ability to one-better itself on each new…

  17. Built To Spill Discovers 'Ancient Melodies'

    July 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 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, Built to Spill front man Doug Martsch is a simple guy. Asked if his band'…

  18. Built To Spill Completes New Album

    February 16, 2001 12:00 AM EST 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…