BUILT TO SPILL - BUILT TO SPILL PLAY THE SONGS OF DANIEL JOHNSTON VINYL (LTD. ED. YELLOW + SONGBOOK)
LIMITED EDITION FIRST PRESSING YELLOW VINYL + SONGBOOK
Release Date: 12th June 2020
Hi, how are you? Last year we mourned the death of a true modern musical genius - the one and only Daniel Johnston. In tribute to the great man, friends and to-be backing band to Johnston (and musical greats in their own right!) Built To Spill release Built To Spill Plays The Songs of Daniel Johnston - an album of Johnston tracks played out by Dough Martsch, Jason Albertini and Steve Gere. I'm sure Johnston would approve of these loving, melodic cover versions.
For Fans Of/You May Also Like: Daniel Johnston, Superchunk, Stephen Malkmus, Yo La Tengo
"In 2017 Built To Spill was invited to play a few shows as Daniel Johnston's back up band This is what those rehearsals sounded like. 11 tracks of Johnston's fractured pop presented through the eyes of Built To Spill. The band recorded these songs in August 2018 as a trio with Dough Martsch, Jason Albertini and Steve Gere. Daniel Johnston sadly passed away in September of 2019 while this album was in the final stages of production."