In a recent post, I shared the top 10 albums that I listen to most in my vinyl collection. This is something I track on Discogs — the total number of spins of every single record in my collection. Granted, that tracking system only goes back to about 2019 or so. Still, it got me thinking: what BANDS get played most?Read More »Top 10 Bands I Listen to Most on Vinyl
Built to Spill
Built to Spill is the project of Doug Martsch out of Boise, ID. Martsch founded the group in 1992 with the intent of having a collaborative, ever-evolving group of artists and musicians. After a handful of releases on Sub Pop offshoot Up Records in the early to mid 90s, Martsch signed to Warner Bros, which was the bands label between 1995 and 2016.
The band returned to the Sub Pop circle in 2022 with When the Wind Forgets Your Name, which subsequently earned acclaim on my (Andy’s) Best of 2022 list. In fact, Built to Spill has been a mainstay for me since the ’90s, when Perfect From Now On became a massively influential album in my life. It was among the albums that spurned the passion for discovery new music into an obsession.
Below you’ll find a variety of posts, album reviews, 7″ single reviews, features, and lists on FensePost featuring Built to Spill.
I am seeing people in the YouTube Vinyl Community posting videos where they share the 10 albums they listen to most from their record collection, and as spins is something I actually track through a custom field I added into my Discogs Collection, I figured I’d throw my list together as well.Read More »The 10 Albums I Listen to Most on Vinyl
I’m currently building out a series of emails for people who sign up for my mailing list, and in doing so I’m recounting my journey through music, from becoming obsessed with discovering new music to channeling that passion into sharing the bands and records I love.
In the first message, I looked back at my first ever new album that I purchased on vinyl: Keep It Like A Secret by Built To Spill. Well friends, below is that story and the impact the band has had on my journey over the years.Read More »My First Vinyl Record Purchase: Keep it Like A Secret
The other day, I covered my top 10 favorite 10+ minute long indie songs. Today, I want to give nod to ten more lengthy tracks that didn’t make the cut simply because they didn’t quite reach the ten-minute mark.Read More »Top 10 Vinyl Indie Rock Songs Over 8 Minutes Long
For fans of Built to Spill, their 7-inch single for “Car” and “Girl” really is an essential pairing of two great early tracks by the band. Originally released in 1994, the two-track single showcases two great early tracks from the band, highlighting the unique sound and songwriting style they’ve embodied over the course of three decades now. As always, they blend elements of indie rock, punk, and more for a truly distinctive and memorable sound. With their early sound, you also get lo-fi rock.Read More »Built to Spill | Car b/w Girl | 7-Inch Single Review
I’ve covered Built to Spill quite a bit of late here on FensePost as I’ve started working through reviewing and even unboxing everything in my collection. As I have most albums by Built to Spill and quite a few of their singles as well, that coverage will continue for some time. But today I’m going to stray from my normal vinyl coverage to document their live performance last night at Granada Theater in Dallas.Read More »Built to Spill | Live at Granada Theater | Dallas, TX | April 6, 2023
If I were to pick the least known yet most impactful album that influenced me in the late 90s, hands down my vote would go to Built to Spill and their third LP, Perfect From Now On. It led me down the obsessive path of seeking out up-and-coming, independent artists and spurned by desire to find, discover, and share the music I love.Read More »Built to Spill | Perfect From Now On | 10th Anniversary Vinyl Album Review
Today I want to take a look back at 2022 and recap my year in vinyl. First I’ll share some… Read More »My Year in Vinyl: Counting Down My Top 5 Records with Most Spins in 2022
It’s every record collector’s favorite time of year, and I’m not talking about holidays or gifts. I’m talking about the… Read More »The Best Albums of 2022: Counting Down My Top 22 Records of the Year
When you look back on your life, there are likely bands and albums that had a huge impact on you at an early age. I’m not just talking about those from childhood; I’m talking about those as you moved through your teenage and high school years.Read More »Built to Spill | When the Wind Forgets Your Name | LOSER Edition Unboxed