Two institutions of Pacific Northwest indie rock have finally come together, with Boise, Idaho-based trio Built to Spill signing to Seattle’s Sub Pop. Doug Martsch and members of Brazilian band Oruã are currently at work on Built to Spill’s first new album since 2015’s Untethered Moon, coming in 2022, and will tour the U.S. in support of the record next year.
“Over the course of eight studio albums, a compilation, a live record, and consistently legendary live shows, Doug Martsch and his band have created some of our favorite music of the last few decades,” a Sub Pop press release gushes. “We’re feeling pretty pleased with ourselves on this one.” Though they aren’t featured on Built to Spill’s album-in-progress, bassist Melanie Radford and drummer Teresa Esguerra will be full-time (live) members moving forward.
Following a handful of previously announced December headlining shows, Built to Spill’s 2022 U.S. tour kicks off with a two-night stand at The Crocodile in Seattle Jan. 26-27, running through a Feb. 11-12 two-night stand at the Fillmore in San Francisco. Prism Bitch will support on the tour, with Oh, Rose and Itchy Kitty opening on select dates. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m. local time.
Built to Spill’s (read: Martsch and former band members) most recent release was last year’s Built to Spill Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston, an 11-track Johnston covers album. In 2019, they hit the road in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Keep It Like a Secret.
See the band’s 2022 tour dates below, plus a 2012 Built to Spill show from the Paste archives.
[Note: This article has been updated to clarify the band’s lineup fluctuations.]
Built to Spill Tour Dates:
16 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox at the Market*
17 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall [SOLD OUT]*
18 – Olympia, WA @ Capitol Theatre*
19 – Tacoma, WA @ Spanish Ballroom at Elks Temple*
26 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile ^ !
27 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile ^ !
29 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom ^ !
30 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom ^ $
31 – Eugene, OR @ Sessions Music Hall ^ ! $
02 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlows ^ $
03 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory ^ $
04 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl ^ #
05 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s (Outdoors) ^ $
07 – San Diego, CA @ Belly Up ^ $
08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex ^ $
09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex ^ $
10 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre ^ $
11 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore ^ $
12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore ^ $
23 – Tuczon, AZ @ 191 Toole
01 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
12 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
13 – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
(* w/ Team Dresch)
(^ w/ Prism Bitch)
(# w/ Dinosaur Jr.)
(! w/ Oh, Rose)
($ w/ Itchy Kitty)