Built to Spill Plays the Troubador. I Want More Album Shows.
Thursday, September 11, 2008, 10:40 k
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Built to Spill, darlings of the 90s Indie Rock scene, played a sold out show at the Troubador in LA last night. It’s always good to see an old favorite, but the exciting part was that they played their iconic album “Perfect from Now On” in its entirety. Plus a few other fan favorites. As expected, the show was full of energy, and the audience was completely in love from start to finish. Lots of singing along.

Here’s a song from the album: “Made up Dreams”

They’ll be repeating the performance next friday at day one of All Tomorrow’s Parties in New York. Tortoise will be performing “Millions Now Living Will Never Die” along with Thurson Moore, who’s doing “Psychic Hearts.”

I love this phenomenon of playing a full album, and I’m glad acts are now touring the concept. It’s such a rebellion against the iTunes culture we’re living in, where the single is king. Of course, it’s also totally nostalgic, too, and I’ve got no problem with that. Plus, it takes the guess work out of seeing a band you used to really like–if you know they’re going to play an album you love from start to finish, you don’t have to worry about hearing any dreaded new stuff. A good example of this is Liz Phair doing Exile in Guyville. That album is pretty much my all-time favorite, but I don’t want to see her play most of the junk she did after that.

So, now I’m itching for the Sundays to tour, playing “Reading, Writing & Arithmetic” or Bratmobile with “Pottymouth” or Pulp with “Different Class” or Jawbreaker. with “24 Hour Revenge Therapy”… I could go on and on.



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Don’t mind if I do…Frank Black, Frank Black; Weezer, Blue, Sunny Day Real Estate, Diary and what the f…well, Temple Of The Dog.

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