For me these past few weeks have been dominated by two main things: Shabazz Palace’s album Black Up and Built to Spill. At their heart, Built to Spill is a 90s indie rock band that made the kind of music that now is heralded and iconized. A healthy mix of jangly and distorted guitars back up the mastermind behind the project Doug Martsch.
Built to Spill- Car:
For me, Martsch’ vocals sound like Isaac Brock minus all the growl and bite. His lyrics deal with themes of all the wide-eyed stoners from the 90s and many times his verses turn into philosophic prose. I could write a lot more, but I’ll let the music speak for itself.
Built to Spill- Carry the Zero: