September 11, 2006
Doug Martsch, the mastermind behind quintessential indie rockers Built To Spill, is single-handedly responsible for putting Boise, Idaho, on the rock and roll map. Martsch formed the first incarnation of Built To Spill in 1993. Built To Spill's intricate arrangements and heartfelt lyrics bridged the gap between the post-modern sounds of Pavement and Sebadoh and the loose, raw jams of classic rockers like Neil Young. After two independent releases that garnered the band considerable critical approval, Built To Spill signed to Warner Brothers in 1995. In the summer of 2006, the band of four released "You In Reverse," their sixth album for the label. Four bands, 16 albums and nearly 20 years later, Martsch brings his industry knowledge to our milk-drenched podcast studio to talk with guest interviewer Chloe Jones about the music and culture of Boise, Lawrence, and of big cities everywhere.