Doug Martsch isn’t a man with things left to prove. Over his 20+ year career, he’s conquered the worlds of indie rock and beard. There is no continent left for Doug Martsch to discover. When Martsch and his compatriots in Built to Spill make a move these days, they do it for love. In fact, Martsch said that he put out 2009’s There Is No Enemy because “I just thought you’d like it, man.” I made that quote up.
Keeping in that spirit, when Built to Spill go on tour, it’s not to woo a young audience. Let them find Built to Spill themselves. By the way, discovering Built to Spill is still an indie rock rite of passage, right? Never forget that summer I got Perfect From Now On. Anyway, sorry to get off track, but when Built to Spill go on tour, it’s because they want to see their ol’ buds out there. One of those buds is you! They’re going on a short tour at the end of February/beginning of March, just to see you, you lucky dog. Incidentally, you do live in California or Louisiana or Texas, right?
Built to Spill dates:
02.23.12 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
02.24.12 - Visalia, CA - Visalia Fox Theater
02.25.12 - Napa, CA - Uptown Theatre
03.08.12 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
03.09.12 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
03.11.12 - Denton, TX - Denton 35 Festival
03.12.12 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s
• Built to Spill: http://www.builttospill.com