Built to Spill Setlist
The evening’s festivities commenced with a 45-minute set by Alex G. Most of the song titles in his catchy indie catalog consist of only one word.
Built to Spill began their show, somewhat ironically, with Stop the Show from 1997’s Perfect From Now On. It was a great way to start, building up from a lulling melody into a spacy guitar frenzy. They saved The First Song for a bit later.
BTS treated us to a handful of previously unreleased songs, including the haunting and moody Strangers Inside. There has been some debate over whether the actual song title is Strangers Inside or Alright; hopefully we’ll soon be blessed with a new Built to Spill album and find out for sure.
I took peeks at quite a few setlists for this tour, and Built to Spill has really been mixing it up. If you see them at two different venues you’re likely to get two very different samples of their catalog, which is no small thing.
After the show, I was lucky enough to catch a moment to speak to Doug Martsch. I told him how much I’d enjoyed the performance and asked if he had any more copies of the setlist. He said he’d already given them all away… but he gave me his guitar pick instead. Definitely a good tradeoff.
Built to Spill 2016 tour dates:
09/30 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, ONTa
10/01 Club Soda Montreal, QC
10/03 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
10/04 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
10/05 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY
10/06 Higher Ground South Burlington, VT
10/07 The Haunt Ithaca, NY
10/08 Stone Pony Asbury Park, NJ
11/04 Capitol Theater Olympia, WA
11/05 Domino Room Bend, OR
11/11 The Olympic Venue Boise, ID
11/12 Main Street Studios Walla Walla, WA
11/13 Wild Buffalo House Of Music Bellingham, WA
Built to Spill at the Georgia Theatre, Athens (24 Sep 2016)