All Our Songs

Austin Music Minute

All Our Songs

Posted by on May 18, 2015

There are no two ways about it. Untethered Moon is absolutely Built To Spill all the way, from its unmistakable directness and melancholic rock to Doug Martsch’s guitar prowess – and power chords, thank you. There are quite a few surprising twists and turns, but their signature sound is there, as strong as ever. However, with all that being said, there’s something else that’s undeniable: How do they keep their distinctive vibe so fresh, without sounding rehashed or repetitive? The Austin Music Minute admits that perhaps this is a fan’s way of thinking, but the albums speak for themselves. Untethered Moon is another gem to add to the list. There’s a depth in Martsch’s songs that always resonates.

Built To Spill’s current tour includes a stop in Austin tomorrow night at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater, 801 Red River. Opening the show are Wooden Indian Burial Ground and Clarke and The Himselfs. Doors open at 7 p.m. Another good one. Recommended.

– Photography by Stephen Gere.