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 first Built To Spill full-length since its 1993 debut, “Ultimate Alternative Wavers,” to not be produced by Phil Ek. “We just wanted to try something new to spark us to do something different,” frontman Doug Martsch told Billboard.com last year.
Martsch admitted he was not satisfied with the last Built To Spill studio album, 2001’s “Ancient Melodies of the Future,” which was met with a muted response from critics and fans alike. “I just wasn’t too into making Built To Spill records. Taking a little time off makes it more exciting to come back to,” he said.
If the new album opener “Goin’ Against Your Mind” is any indication, the group seems to have been revitalized by the time off. At nearly nine minutes, the song is the most rocking and expansive piece of music Built To Spill has unveiled in years. It is now available streaming on the group’s Myspace.com page.
“You in Reverse” features the studio debut of former Delusions guitarist Jim Roth, who has been a part of the Built To Spill live band for several years. Quasi’s Sam Coomes also contributed on keyboard. The first single from the set will most likely be “Conventional Wisdom,” according to a spokesperson.
Having toured in lieu of a new album on and off over the past few years, Built To Spill will hit the road later this year in support of the new album.
Here is the track list for “You in Reverse”:
“Goin’ Against Your Mind”
“Wherever You Go”
“Mess With Time”
“Just a Habit”