Built to Spill
By Lynn Lieu
Wed, Feb. 23
Formed in the early ’90s, Built to Spill was an indie force to be reckoned with—even under a major label—but following critically acclaimed Keep It Like a Secret (1999) and Ancient Melodies of Future (2001), it seemed that force had faded or better yet Built to Spill faded from the lime light. The band had slowed its paced, gone on a bit of a hiatus, only to release 2006’s You in Reverse five years later. There Is No Enemy, the band’s latest LP album dropped in 2009, and slowly the group resurfaced. Doug Martsch—lead singer, guitarist and creative mind behind the band—was said to wonder if Enemy would be the last album he ever makes on the dawn of its release, but with last year’s The Electronic Anthology Project EP and Martsch on-going contributions to music (solo or otherwise) it’s hard to believe. But if you’re a pessimist, better catch this group while it’s alive and kickin‘.
Built to Spill with Sister Crayon at The Glass House, 200 W. 2nd St., Pomona, (909) 865-3802; www.theglasshouse.us. 8PM. $20.