Being at the forefront of the guitar-driven indie rock scene for over 20 years, Built to Spill have cemented their reputation with a lot of hard work.¬† With a string of superlative albums, first-rate musicianship and songcraft, and seemingly nonstop touring, it’s very well deserved.¬† After a few personnel changes as of late, frontman Doug Martsch and company have just released their newest disc, the lauded ‘Untethered Moon‘, and are back on the road to support it.¬† Being almost exactly a year since I last saw the band, I was very excited not only to see them perform again but to also catch my first concert in Charleston and at the famed Music Farm.¬† Known for wearing their influences on their sleeves by way of an extensive list of cover songs, the group dialed it back a bit for this outing and focused primarily on their own material, including a handful of tracks from the new album.¬† The exception being a 14+ minute workout of Neil Young’s “Cowgirl in the Sand”, streaming below.¬† It’s the surprises like this that keep reminding you how Built to Spill stays at the peak of their game.
Set up dead center and right in front of the board, we couldn’t have asked for a better location to record from.¬† And with the band’s soundman, Ian, at the helm with assistance from the venue’s FOH, Mike, the sound was excellent.¬† We hope you like what you hear as much as we did.¬† Enjoy!
Stream “On the Way”:
Stream “Cowgirl in the Sand”:
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Built to Spill
Monday, May 11, 2015
Charleston, SC, USA
Source: Milab VM-44 Links (cardioid)¬†> Edirol R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz)
Lineage: R-44 > PC > Adobe Audition (mixdown, downsample, dither, tracking) > WAV (16-bit/44.1kHz) > TLH (check/fix SBEs, FLAC conversion) > FLAC ( level 8 )
Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy
[Total time: 1:40:20]
01. Made-Up Dreams
02. Living Zoo
03. Distopian Dream Girl
04. Kicked It in the Sun
05. On the Way
08. The Wait
09. You Were Right
10. Nowhere Nothin’ Fuckup
11. Never Be the Same
12. Trimmed and Burning
14. [tuning / banter]
16. [encore break]
17. Cowgirl in the Sand¬† [Neil Young]
18. Carry the Zero
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