Built to Spill’s new record, Untethered Moon.


This is the first straight rock record we’ve selected for our new Record of the Month Cluband it’s pure indie rock at its best. Doug Martsch and company never hold back and this record is no different from some of their classic albums like Keep it Like a Secret, and Perfect From Now On. Untethered Moon is the bands first record since 2009’s There is No Enemy, and we think it’s one of their best yet.

Built to Spill are an American indie rock band based out of Boise, Idaho. They’ve released 8 LPs including many classics while also maintaining an amazing live show throughout their career since starting in the early 1990s.

This new record comes pressed on black vinyl with 500 translucent blue vinyl copies randomly inserted in record stores throughout the country…so hopefully some of you will snag one of the rare blue ones, but we have no way of knowing. We’ll also be including a print of Built to Spill’s Record Store Day exclusive poster featuring artwork from the record packaging. You may find some swag from us in this shipment as well. These will ship out in early May to all of our subscribers, and if you haven’t signed up yet please go here for more details.

Untethered Moon is arguably the most enjoyable Built To Spill album since 1999’s pivotal Keep It Like A Secret.”


Untethered Moon, the bands first album in six years, wastes no time in reaffirming what Built To Spill does”.

The A.V. Club

“Built to Spill are the AC/DC of indie rock: Their catalog is full of one melancholy LP, jam-packed with guitar pyrotechnics, after another. But frontman and six-string virtuoso Doug Martsch knows how to vary the formula just enough to keep things interesting. On their eighth LP, and first since 2009, Martsch explores 50 shades of disappointment on “Never Be the Same” and “Another Day,” wraps his anxieties up in post-Hendrix guitar swirl on “When I’m Blind” and builds a stomping, Crazy Horse-style jam about forgetting someone close to him on “C.R.E.B.” The album’s consistency is a testament to Martsch’s perfectionism (he scrapped a whole album in 2012) and for that, we salute him.”