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Calendar, Night&Day The Prids Are All Right

The Prids Are All Right

If you make an indie-rock album and Built to Spill's Doug Martsch shows up, the battle is half-won right there. Martsch sings and plays guitar on "In the Fall" from the Prids' new album, Chronosynclastic, and his BTS bandmate Brett…
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Music, Built to Spill’s struggles to capture its signature sound

Built to Spill’s struggles to capture its signature sound

For any musician, trying to come up with a foolproof formula for success is folly. Pick up your guitar one day, and everything flows effortlessly. The following day, nothing sounds right, no matter what you do. One album might utterly…
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Music, On the Rebound

On the Rebound

Who would've imagined that a poke in the eye would have such a profound effect on a music career? Built to Spill frontman Doug Martsch didn't think much of it when he first sustained the injury during a basketball game…
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Music, From Here to Eternity

From Here to Eternity

The first time I went apeshit crazy was, as the cliché goes, during my freshmen year of college at UCLA. There was a girl involved, drugs, alcohol, accusations, innuendoes, severed ties. Inevitably my folks had to come rescue me from…
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Built to Spill Two-and-a-half years ago, Built to Spill's Doug Martsch, touring behind his pop masterpiece There's Nothing Wrong With Love, fretted about two things: being unfairly pegged as an alternative band and making enough money to provide for his…
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