The Afghan Whigs and Built To Spill
When Built To Spill wanted to find out what their music sounded like they locked themselves in Doug Martsch’s garage. Without a tentative conclusion or even a hypothesis the four members began to experiment. Their collaborative efforts lasted seasons and yielded dozens of hours of ADAT tape. The album documents the newest branch of Built To Spill’s chaotic, yet elegant evolution.
When Doug is asked what he wants people to know about the album, he replies, I would rather not manipulate people’s opinions about it. Bassist Brett Nelson thinks this record is what everybody in the band would want it to sound like. Brett also mentions the different styles of songs, anything from New Wave to Reggae breakdowns. While many influences and song structures arise and dissolve, none dominates the overall force of the album. myspace profile