Built to Spill @ the Siren Festival (more by Chris La Putt)
Pitchfork: So the album's called There Is No Enemy-- how can you be so sure?Built to Spill are "currently mixing the group's seventh LP, dubbed There Is No Enemy, in a L.A. studio. (The record is due in October on Warner Bros.)"
Doug Martsch: [laughs] That's just the name of the record, it's not a philosophy. I have plenty of enemies, myself.
Pitchfork: You guys seem to be taking your time recording this album. It's been three years since your last record.
DM: Yeah, we're not in any hurry to put anything out. There are plenty of Built to Spill records-- no one is in a hurry to hear something new.
DM: Well, I hope some people are looking forward to it. But it's not like we're a new band with just a few songs.
Pitchfork: Is there such a thing as having too many songs?
DM: There are lot of bands that have too many songs, I think.
Over the weekend, Built to Spill played the Pitchfork Festival, the Siren Festival, and Maxwell's in Hoboken. Built to Spill will be back in NYC during the month of their new album release to play 4 more shows. October 12 & 13 is at Webster Hall. October 14 & 15 will take place at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Disco Doom opens. Tickets will go on sale this Thursday. All tour dates below...
Built to Spill - 2009 Tour Dates
Jul 25 - Capitol Hill Block Party Seattle, Washington
Aug 20 - Edge Field Troutdale, Oregon
Aug 23 - Sunset Junction Los Angeles, California
Aug 24 - The Casbah San Diego, California
Aug 25 - Galaxy Concert Theatre Santa Ana, California
Aug 26 - Belly UP Tavern Solana Beach, California
Aug 28 - Polo Field at Golden Gate Park San Francisco, California
Oct 12 - Webster Hall, NY, NY
Oct 13 - Webster Hall, NY, NY
Oct 14 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Oct 15 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY