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Built To Spill Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston

Posted Feb. 8, 2020, 10:51 a.m. in Records by Loren
Built To Spill Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston

Built To Spill Plays The Songs of Daniel Johnston

In this case the headline says it all. Built TO Spill have recorded an upcoming record for Ernest Jenning Record Co. titled Built To Spill Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston, which predictably contains 11 cover songs originally recorded by Johnston.

As pre-record press explains: "The band recorded these songs as a trio (Doug Martsch, Jason Albertini and Steve Gere) in August 2018 during rehearsals for their performances backing Daniel Johnston, though Johnston himself does not perform on the album."

"Basically we wanted to get good documentation of what our rehearsals were like. It was a lot heavier than what I thought it would be," Martsch tells Rolling Stone. While the songs are covers, Built To Spill inevitably puts their own flourishes on the songs throughout.

Listen to "Bloody Heart" now, shared in a bandcamp embed after the bump.

(Ernest Jenning Record Co.)
Release date: May 1, 2020

1. Bloody Rainbow
2. Tell Me Now
3. Honey I Sure Miss You
4. Good Morning You
5. Heart, Mind and Soul
6. Life In Vain
7. Mountain Top
8. Queenie The Dog
9. Impossible Love
10. Fake Records Of Rock & Roll
11. Fish

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