Saturday, June 24, 2006

Built to Spill @ Big Easy Concert House, Boise [6/3/06]

If you're like me, it almost feels like Built to Spill kinda disappeared all over again. The band went five years between albums, and then dropped the excellent, though a little ponderous, You In Reverse in April. The band announced a spring tour, and then had to postpone those dates until the fall due to Doug's detached retina. (Ouch.) played the hell out of "Goin' Against Your Mind" for a while, and then stopped. Thus, after all the build-up and excitement about the new album, it's almost as if the band went back on hiatus again.

So when I saw that the band had started its Western tour, and that one of the shows was up at BT Etree, I figured it might help remind me that the band was still around, and hold me over until their re-scheduled Irving Plaza shows in, err, October.

What I've listened to so far is excellent, though the crowd noise can be a little distracting at times. Otherwise, though, it's good to hear them live again. Check out part one:

"Goin' Against Your Mind"
"Good Ol' Boredom" (unreleased)
"The Weather"
"You Put It All Behind You" (new)

Edited to add: "Else" is fixed. Sorry about that!


At 4:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're right about the crowd noise, but they're in great form. Glad to have them back. Worth the wait. One thing: "Else" is just :39 of intro.

At 5:15 PM, Blogger Steve said...

Should be fixed now. The joys of EZArchive...


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