Built To Spill Releasing Untethered Moon Vinyl For Record Store Day

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Built To Spill is releasing their eighth studio album titled Untethered Moon on April 21, 2015 via Warner Brothers. Fans of vinyl will get to hear the album on April 18, 2015 in honor of Record Store Day at all good Independent Record Stores. A very limited edition quantity of Untethered Moon will be pressed on transparent blue vinyl and will be randomly distributed into the initial run of pressings.

Untethered Moon is the first Built To Spill album recorded with new band members Steve Gere (drums) and Jason Albertini (bass), who join vocalist/guitarist Doug Martsch with guitarists Brett Netson and Jim Roth. Untethered Moon was produced by Martsch and Sam Coomes. One half of Quasi, Coomes, is also a session musician who has performed on albums by Sleater-Kinney and Elliot Smith and appeared on every Built To Spill album after the band’s 1997 major-label debut, Perfect From Now On.

The track-listing for Untethered Moon is as follows:

[Vinyl Side One]
All Our Songs
Living Zoo
On The Way
Some Other Song
Never Be The Same

[Vinyl Side Two]
Another Day
Horizon To Cliff
When I’m Blind

Built To Spill have also confirmed tour dates which include this year’s Coachella Arts and Music Festival in Indio, CA. Please see below for all confirmed tour dates.

Built to Spill’s upcoming tour dates:

Mar 27: Treefort Music Fest – Boise, ID
Apr 10: Cellar Door – Visalia, CA
Apr 11: SLO Brew – San Luis Obispo, CA
Apr 12: Coachella Festival – Indio, CA
Apr 13: SOhO – Santa Barbara, CA
Apr 14: Irenic – San Diego, CA
Apr 15: Shrine Expo Hall – Los Angeles, CA (supporting Brand New)
Apr 16: Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
Apr 17: Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
Apr 18: Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 19: Coachella Festival – Indio, CA
Apr 20: The Bunkhouse – Las Vegas, NV
May 09: Shaky Knees Music Fest – Atlanta, GA
Jul 08: Edgefield Amphitheater – Troutdale, OR (supporting Death Cab For Cutie)
Jul 09: Les Schwab Amphitheatre – Bend, OR (supporting Death Cab For Cutie)
Jul 11: Greek Theatre Berkeley – Berkeley, CA (supporting Death Cab For Cutie)

Brett Netson & Snakes Streaming “Play On”

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Brett Netson & Snakes, the rock quartet founded and fronted by Built To Spill and Caustic Resin guitarist/vocalist, Brett Netson, is preparing to release their Scavenger Cult EP in the U.S. March 24, 2015 via distributor and BandCamp. Europe, Australia and New Zealand through TYM Records on sale now. and is streaming “Play On” here.

The Scavenger Cult EP features three glorious, sprawling anthems created with drummer Steve Gere (Uzala, Built To Spill), stereo bass contributions from Ian Waters (Kid Cordiroy, Boise Cover Band) and Josh Galloway (Cerberus Rex), with additional bass, synth contributions and all guitar and vocals courtesy of Netson. Recorded on 2″ 16-track tape with Jason Ringelstetter at Tonic Room in Boise, Idaho, mixed to 1/2″ tape by Steve Lobdell at Audible Alchemy in Portland, Oregon with analog mastering at Salt Mastering in Brooklyn, New York.

The Scavenger Cult EP; it’s not good-time rock and roll, although it speaks the same language. The roots are there… ’70s rock, metal and punk, psychedelics and garage rock, space rock, drone and thud, blues… But, whatever you hear, the work is unmistakably that of Brett Netson. Much thought went into the making of this record. Scavenged analog tape machines, used tape and various hand built circuits. A steep learning curve; an effort to make the sound as expansive as possible. Many miles traveled to gather the implements. A carbon footprint balanced out by bringing machines made long ago to live another day. These are not inanimate objects. This two inch tape, these tube amplifiers, transformers… they are extensions of the artists, who feel they owe it to them to rise to the standards of their excellence since these machines will never be made that way again. The point of all this is not self-aggrandization, the point is to make something that lasts; something that is worth the labor and natural resources used to produce it. They put it out there. The rest is up to you.

Spawned in Idaho’s Great Basin/Snake River Plain, Brett Netson specializes in heavy, psychedelic, lowdown rock and roll guitar, well-known for his roles in ultra popular indie rock act, Built to Spill, and cult rock outfit, Caustic Resin. After Caustic Resin was put on indefinite hold in 2003, Netson joined Mark Lanegan’s touring band through 2005, hitting Europe and the US West Coast once or twice a year. Netson has also appeared on a few of Lanegan’s albums and EPs, as well as albums from Mike Johnson and the Evildoers, Helvetia, the Delusions and others. More recently, Netson appeared as a second guitarist on Earth’s critically acclaimed new album, Primitive and Deadly, and Nate Hall’s (USX) solo release, Electric Vacuum Roar.