On Friday, November 18th, 2022, Sub Pop will release the astonishing new Weyes Blood full-length And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow. The album’s ten tracks were written by Weyes Blood’s Natalie Mering, with album production from Mering along with Jonathan Rado on all songs except for “A Given Thing,” produced by Mering and Rodaidh McDonald. And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow was mixed by Kenny Gilmore at 101 Studio, mastered by Emily Lazar and Chris Allgood at The Lodge, and features guest appearances from Meg Duffy, Daniel Lopatin, and Mary Lattimore.
The album is her follow-up to the acclaimed Titanic Rising, the first album of three in a special trilogy. Where Titanic was an observation of doom to come, And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow is about being in the thick of it: a search for an escape hatch to liberate us from algorithms and ideological chaos (spoiler alert: the next one will be about “hope”). “We’re in a fully functional shit show,” Mering says. “My heart is a glow stick that’s been cracked, lighting up my chest in an explosion of earnestness.”
Weyes Blood has also announced the “In Holy Flux Tour,” a headlining international touring run for the Spring of 2023 in support of And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow. The UK and EU dates begin on Saturday, January 28th in Berlin at Festsaal Kreuzberg and ending Tuesday, February 14th in Brighton, UK at CHALK. The North American leg will begin Wednesday, February 22nd in Nashville at Brooklyn Bowl and currently ends Saturday, April 2nd in Tulsa at Cain’s Ballroom. Tickets for these shows go on sale Friday, September 16th at 10 am (local). For early access to tickets please visit WeyesBlood.com/tour.
Due to popular demand, Weyes Blood is now headlining a two-night stand at Theatre at The Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on Thursday, December 8th, which is now sold out, and Friday, December 9th, 2022. Tickets for December 9th show goes on sale to the general public on Friday, September 16th at 10 am.
December 2022 Thu. Dec. 08 - Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel [SOLD OUT] Fri. Dec. 09 - Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel
In Holy Flux Tour 2023 UK/Europe Sat.Jan. 28 - Berlin, DE - Festsaal Kreuzberg Mon. Jan. 30 - Stockholm, SE - Berns Tue. Jan. 31- Oslo, NO - Rockefeller Wed. Feb. 01 - Copenhagen, DK - VEGA Fri. Feb. 03 - Cologne, DE - Kulturkirche Sat. Feb. 04 - Paris, FR - Le Trianon Sun. Feb. 05 - Brussels, BE - Botanique - Orangerie Mon. Feb. 06 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Wed. Feb.08 - London, UK - Roundhouse Thu. Feb. 09 - Bristol, UK - SWX Fri. Feb. 10 - Glasgow, UK - QMU Sun. Feb. 12- Dublin, IE - Vicar Street Mon. Feb. 13 - Manchester, UK - O2 Ritz Tue. Feb. 14 - Brighton, UK - CHALK
North America Wed. Feb. 22 - Nashville, TN - Brooklyn Bowl Thu. Feb. 23 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse Fri. Feb. 24 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel Sat. Feb. 25 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle Mon. Feb. 27 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club Tue. Feb. 28 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer Fri. Mar. 03 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel Sun. Mar. 05 - Boston, MA - Royale Tue. Mar. 07 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre Wed. Mar. 08 - Toronto, ON - The Danforth Music Hall Fri. Mar. 10 - Detroit, MI - El Club Sat. Mar. 11 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre Mon. Mar. 13 - Milwaukee, WI - The Pabst Theater Tue. Mar. 14 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue Wed. Mar. 15 - Des Moines, IA - Wooly’s Fri. Mar. 17 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre Sat. Mar. 18 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot Sun. Mar. 19 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House Tue. Mar. 21 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom Wed. Mar. 22 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox Thu. Mar. 23 - Portland, OR - McMenamins Crystal Ballroom Sat. Mar. 25 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom Tue. Mar. 28 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren Wed. Mar. 29 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf Fri. Mar. 31 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater Sat. Apr. 01 - Dallas, TX - Studio at The Factory Sun. Apr. 02 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom
And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow is the long-awaited follow-up to Weyes Blood’s 2019 breakthrough album Titanic Rising, which earned placement on over 100 year-end lists, including The AV Club, Pitchfork, NPR Music, Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, Under the Radar, and Uproxx. The album also saw “Best of the Decade” placement from the likes of All Music, The AV Club, Aquarium Drunkard, Pitchfork, PASTE, and Uproxx. Weyes Blood also made her TV debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers and performed for NPR Music’s “Tiny Desk Concert.”
Weyes Blood And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow November 18th, 2022
Tracklist 1. It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everybody 2. Children of the Empire 3. Grapevine 4. God Turn Me Into a Flower 5. Hearts Aglow 6. And in the Darkness 7. Twin Flame 8. In Holy Flux 9. The Worst Is Done 10. A Given Thing
Just in time for Halloween, Clipping have announced a quartet of EPs featuring remixes of tracks from the band’s Horrorcore-themed albums, There Existed an Addiction to Blood and Visions of Bodies Being Burned. Each EP showcases remixers hand-picked by Clipping to slash, mangle, and brutalize the band’s music into all-new, exquisitely macabre, creations.
REMXNG 2.1 begins with “Part of Dust” by Bay Area composer and field-recordist Cheryl E. Leonard. The piece is ostensibly a remix of Clipping’s collaboration with Pedestrian Deposit, “Attunement,” although it is largely constructed from original recordings by Leonard, including: wind in the attic of Kunstnarhuset Messen in Norway; a flute made of kelp played by Leonard herself; the Golden Gate Bridge howling in the wind; baby northern elephant seals in Point Reyes; a bowed wooden fence, and a metal door played with rocks; Cranes and geese in Staten Island, California; Balloons in a tunnel in Butte, Montana; and a boat ramp in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard.
Next comes “Bastards,” by frequent Clipping collaborator Lauren Bousfield, whose virtuosic scrambling of “Pain Everyday” becomes a cinematic, carnivalesque nightmare. Oil Thief pummels “He Dead” into a pitch-dark industrial trudge, and IDM trailblazer Bogdan Raczynski’s “’96 Neve Campbell (https://bogdanraczynski.com/clpng-96-remix/)” (the official title of which contains a working hyperlink) is a cartoonish, elastic transformation of the source material. “Sheba” is Clipping’s upcoming tour mate Evicshen’s blown-out noise interpretation of “She Bad,” which is followed by a characteristically jittery, off-kilter chop of “Nothing Is Safe” by London producer Loraine James. The EP closes with an ambient performance of “Say The Name” by traveling musical family Tengger that excerpts one melody from the original song’s instrumental outro, and stretches it into an ecstatic, hypnotic loop.
REMXNG 2.1 is the first of four such EPs, which will be released every Wednesday from September 21 through October 12.
Clipping begins its first round of international touring for the fall of 2022, with a short run of shows in the UK and EU beginning this Wednesday, September 21st in Glasgow at SWG3 Warehouse and ending Sunday, September 25th in Brussels at Atelier. Following those shows, Clipping will return to the states for an appearance at Southern California’s Desert Daze Festival Friday, September 30th. Then from Thursday, November 10th through November 29th, 2022, Clipping will tour the UK and EU again for a 14-date run. Please find a current list of dates below.
Wed. Sep. 21 - Glasgow, UK - SWG3 Warehouse Thu. Sep. 22 - Helsinki, FI - Kudos Ninja Sat. Sep. 24 - Riga, LV - Skaņu Mežs Festival (@Hanzas Perons) Sun. Sep. 25 - Liege, BE -KulturA Fri. Sep. 30 - Perris, CA - Desert Days Sat. Oct. 01 - San Francisco, CA - Grey Area Fri. Nov. 11 - Utrecht, NL - Le Guess Who? Festival Sat. Nov. 12 - La Chaux-de-Fonds, CH - Bikini Test Mon. Nov. 14 -Brussels, BE - Magasin 4 Tue. Nov. 15 - Prague, CZ - Meet Factory Thu. Nov. 17 - London, UK - Fabric Fri. Nov. 18 - Leeds, UK - Belgrave Music Hall Sun. Nov. 20 - Warsaw, PL - Hydrozagadka Tue. Nov. 22 - Paris, FR - Trabendo Wed. Nov. 23 - Rennes, FR - Antipode Club Thu. Nov. 24 - Nantes, FR - Pole Etudient Fri. Nov. 25 - Lyon, FR - Les SUBS Sat. Nov. 26 - Lille, FR - L’Aéronef Mon. Nov. 28 - Copenhagen, DK - VEGA Tue. Nov. 29 - Aarhus, DK - Voxhall
Recently, four of Clipping’s songs were featured on a new app developed with Modify Music, which is available now on iOS and Android app stores. This is a real time mixing app, that has each song separated into four “stems” that can be mixed on the fly. Alongside the original stems, the listener will have the option to switch out and mix in alternative stems that Jonathan Snipes produced just for the app. The app can be found here: https://modifymusic.com/artists/clipping/
Clipping REMXNG 2.1
Tracklisting: 1. Part of Dust (Cheryl E. Leonard Remix of “Attunement”) 2. Bastards (Lauren Bousfield Remix of “Pain Everyday”) 3. He Dead (Oil Thief Remix) 4. 96 Neve Campbell (https://bogdanraczynski.com/clpng-96-remix/)” (Bogdan Raczynski Remix) 5. Sheba (“She Bad” Evicshen Remix) 6. Nothing Is Safe (Loraine James Remix) 7. Say the Name (TENGGER Remix)
Multitalented British vocalist and songwriter Suki Waterhouse shares a new song today, “Nostalgia,” co-written and produced by John Mark Nelson—listen here and watch the lyric video here.
“The song is about the romance of missing the idea of something, someone,” Waterhouse says. “In isolation, I found myself giving into the temptation to reminisce. To steep in nostalgia is to escape the now, to give in to the beauty of an illusion.”
“Nostalgia” is Suki’s first new music since her debut album, I Can’t Let Go, was released to critical acclaim in May via Sub Pop Records—get it here. The albumwas executive produced by Grammy-nominated Brad Cook (The War On Drugs, Bon Iver) and features previously released singles “Moves,” “My Mind” and “Melrose Meltdown.”
Additionally, she recently shared two new versions of her viral song, “Good Looking”—listen to the strippped version here and the remix by Canadian producer BLOND:ISHhere. The original version of the track, which went viral on TikTok and peaked at #1 on Spotify’s Viral USA Chart, continues to accumulate more than 700 thousand streams daily across Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music.
Suki is currently on tour in North American with Father John Misty in support of her debut album, with stops at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater, Los Angeles’ Holllywood Forever Cemetery, New York’s Radio City Music Hall and more—see full routing below and get tickets here.
Growing up in London, multi-talented actress, model and musician Suki Waterhouse gravitated toward music at an early age, finding inspiration in the likes of Alanis Morisette, Missy Elliott, Oasis and more. She initially teased her pivot to music with a series of singles, generating nearly 20 million total streams independently, with critical acclaim from NYLON, DUJOUR, Lemonade Magazine and more.
The unholy union of Weird Nightmare and Ancient Shapes brings you the double A-Side experience of the year! “I Think You Know” w/ “Bird With an Iron Head” delivers two sides of sing-along power-punk you need to hear to believe.
The pairing, which will be available in physical form by way of a bright red-colored 7” single on Friday, October 21st, features Weird Nightmare’s “I Think You Know” on side A, and Ancient Shapes’ 3-part suite “Bird With an Iron Head” (+official video), ”Imaginary Agony”, and “I’m Against the Wind” on side AA. All four songs are also available digitally today on all DSPs from Sub Pop.
Weird Nightmare’s Alex Edkins says of the union, “Daniel has been one of my favorite writers/performers for many years now and his work with Ancient Shapes and the Outfit are a constant source of joy. I’m super excited to be sharing this record with him.”
Weird Nightmare released his electrifying, self-titled debut featuring the no nonsense rock n’ roll of “Searching For You,” and the anthemic “Lusitania,” earlier this summer on Sub Pop. The album showcases a new side of Edkins’ already-established songwriting (METZ), with a raw, sugary blast of distorted pop. It exhibits all of his main band’s bite with an unexpected, yet totally satisfying, sweetness. Imagine The Amps covering Big Star, or the gloriously hissy miniature epics of classic-era Guided by Voices combined with the bombast of Copper Blue-era Sugar—just tons of red-line distortion cut with the type of tunecraft that thrills the moment it hits your ears. “I Think You Know” comes from the same intense burst of songwriting that spawned the Weird Nightmare LP and delivers yet another ear-worm of high-energy hooky song craft.
Ancient Shapes was spawned in 2015 as a recording side project of the wondrously prolific and shape-shifting renaissance man, Daniel Romano. Due to the ravenous demand for live performances of these first recordings, Daniel brought on David Nardi, Vee Bell, Roddy Rosetti and Ian Romano to take the songs to the people. The live band has been called “the best band since computers” and also “incredibly good as hell.” The group has since traveled the world over and have released the Ancient Shapes, Silent Rave, and A Flower That Wouldn’t Bloom albums.
Weird Nightmare and Ancient Shapes will play a short run of Canadian shows together beginning November 17th in Hamilton, ON at Casbah and ending November 19th in St Catherines, ON at Warhorse.
Weird Nightmare will also be main support for Archers of Loaf’s east coast shows (select dates) beginning Tuesday, November 29th in Baltimore at Ottobar and ending Friday, December 2nd in Brooklyn at Warsaw. Please find a current list of Weird Nightmare shows below.
Weird Nightmare/Ancient Shapes Thu. Nov. 17 - Hamilton, ON - Casbah Fri. Nov. 18 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace Sat. Nov. 19 - St. Catherines, ON - Warehouse
Weird Nightmare supporting Archers of Loaf Tue. Nov. 29 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar Wed. Nov. 30 - Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts Thu. Dec. 01 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair Fri. Dec. 02 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
Weird Nightmare is now available on CD/LP/CS/DSPs from Sub Pop. The LP’s limited Loser edition, which is packaged in a special embossed jacket with semi-transparent obi-strip along the spine, can be purchased from megamart.sub pop.com, select independent retailers in North America, and at Weird Nightmare live shows. In the UK, and in EU, the Loser edition is available on clear coke bottle vinyl (both while supplies last).
Today, Monday, September 12th sees the release of two, very awesome METZ tracks on all DSPs: “Come On Down,” the new track featuring Joe Talbot of IDLES, along with the previously unreleased “Heaven’s Gate,” originally available only in the Cyberpunk 2077 video game, released in 2020.
Of the “Come On Down” single and collaboration, METZ’s Alex Edkins offers this, “‘Come On Down’ was originally recorded during the Atlas Vending sessions but never fully finished. During the pandemic I really gravitated towards the idea of collaboration as a way to fill the void left by the loss of live music. I reached out to friends from far and wide in order to get that feeling of community that gigs provide. Joe Talbot (IDLES) is a longtime friend who METZ has shared the stage with many, many times, and this song was a very natural and fun way to catch up with him and do something positive with our time off the road.”
Joe Talbot had this to say, “METZ have been a band we’ve looked up to since they came into our lives and made things better. I will never forget the first time I saw them or any of the other times. Allowing me to sing with them is a gift and I hope you like it. I love it and I love them. Long live METZ.”
Watch the fiery, fully-feathered Bass Tone directed video for “Come On Down” now.
This fall, METZ will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their massively acclaimed self-titled Sub Pop debut with a series of North American shows where they will play the album in its entirety. “The 10 Years Anniversary Tour” will span two legs, the first starting October 13th in Toronto at The Opera House with stops in Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Hamden, Philadelphia, Durham, Birmingham, Atlanta, and Denton, and the second beginning December 7th in Phoenix and taking them through Los Angeles, Oakland, Seattle, Portland, St. Paul, and Chicago. Preceding these shows is a performance on Saturday, October 1st at Livewire’s 30th Anniversary Show at The Mississippi Room at The Lafayette Hotel in San Diego. Please find a full list of dates below.
October 2022 Sat. Oct. 01 - San Diego, CA - Livewire 30th Anniversary Show @ The Mississippi Room at Lafayette Hotel ^
The 10 Year Anniversary Tour Thu. Oct. 13 - Toronto, ON - The Opera House Thu. Oct. 20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Spirit * Fri. Oct. 21 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage * Sat. Oct. 22 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw * Sun. Oct. 23 - Hamden, CT - Space Ballroom * Mon. Oct. 24 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts * Tue. Oct. 25 - Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall* Wed. Oct. 26 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn * Thu. Oct. 27 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl * Fri. Oct. 29 - Denton, TX - No Coast Fest @ Rubber Gloves Wed. Dec. 07 - Phoenix, AZ- Valley Bar + Thu. Dec. 08 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom + Fri. Dec. 09 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish + Sun. Dec. 11 - Seattle, WA - Neumos + Mon. Dec. 12 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge * Thu. Dec. 15 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club * Fri. Dec. 16 - Chicago, IL - Metro *
Built to Spill’s When The Wind Forgets Your Name, the group’s acclaimed new album, is available worldwide from Sub Pop.
When The Wind Forgets Your Name features “Rocksteady” “Gonna Lose,” “Fool’s Gold,” “Understood,” and “Spiderweb,” and was produced by Doug Martsch, mixed by Martsch, Lê Almeida, João Casaes, and Josh Lewis, and mastered by Mell Dettmer. When the Wind Forgets Your Name is the first new Built to Spill album since the release of 2015’s Untethered Moon.
“Rocksteady” was the final prerelease offering from When The Wind Forgets Your Name. The Wall Street Journal, in its review of the album, offered this on the song, “‘Rocksteady’…has a pronounced Jamaican lilt…and a sunny tune that complicates his more downcast observations. “Geology, genealogy / Arbitrarily, eventually, came up with me” goes one line, accentuated by the track’s use of space and echo-heavy production. It’s an exceptionally affecting guitar-pop number that ranks with the best pieces Mr. Martsch has written.”
“Rocksteady” also has a great new, official video from returning director Jordan Minkoff (who directed “Built to Spill’s “Fool’s Gold” and “Gonna Lose” videos). Minkoff and animator Lee McClure deliver another great psychedelic and animated universe filled with magic jukeboxes, rollerskating, dogs, and weed. Watch now.
Built to Spill’s headlining and festival show schedule for the fall of 2022 has been extended to include US West Coast dates. The tour continues tonight, Tuesday, September 13th in Orlando at the Social and now runs through December 9th-10th with a two night stand at Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown, California. The tour will feature songs from When The Wind Forgets Your Name along with fan favorites from the band’s catalog. Tickets for the November 19th through December 10th run are on sale this Friday, September 16th at 10 am (local),
Support for these shows (select dates) will come from Oruã (the Brazilian band featuring When The Wind… collaborators Almeida and Casaes), along with Prism Bitch, The French Tips, Blood Lemon, Anchorbaby, and Braided Waves. The live band for these Built to Spill tour dates will consist of Martsch, bassist Melanie Radford, and drummer Teresa Esguerra. For updated information on tickets, please visit builttospill.com.
Tue. Sep. 13 - Orlando, FL - The Social * ^ Wed. Sep. 14 - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits * ^ Thu. Sep. 15 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall * ^ Fri. Sep. 16 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn Birmingham * ^ Sat. Sep. 17 - Memphis, TN - Growler’s * ^ Sun. Sep. 18 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom * ^ Mon. Sep. 19 - St. Louis, MO - Red Flag * ^ Tue. Sep. 20 - Columbia, MO - Blue Note * ^ Wed. Sep. 21 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater * ^ Fri. Sep. 23 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater * ^ Sat. Sep. 24 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall * ^ Fri. Oct. 07 - Reno, NV - Off Beat Music Fest Sat. Nov. 19 - Bellingham, WA - Wild Buffalo # Sun. Nov. 20 - Victoria, BC - Wicket Hall # Mon. Nov. 21 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom # Wed. Nov. 23 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall # Fri. Nov. 25 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall # Sat. Nov. 26 - Seattle, WA - Showbox # Tue. Nov. 29 - Arcata, CA - Arcata Theatre Lounge % Wed. Nov. 30 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel % Thu. Dec. 01 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel % Fri. Dec. 02 - Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theater % Sat. Dec. 03 - Sonoma, CA - Gundlach Bundschu Winery Historic Barn % Mon. Dec. 05 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy Theatre % Tue. Dec. 06 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy Theatre % Wed. Dec. 07 - San Diego, CA - Belly Up % Thu. Dec. 08 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House % Fri. Dec. 09 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy and Harriet’s % Sat. Dec. 10 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy and Harriet’s % * w/ Orua ^ w/ The French Tips # w/ Braided Waves, Anchorbaby % w/ Prism Bitch, Blood Lemon
When the Wind Forgets Your Name is available on CD/LP/CS/DSPs through Sub Pop. LPs purchased through megamart.subpop.com, and select independent retailers in North America will receive the limited Loser Edition on Rainforest Green vinyl (while supplies last). Meanwhile, LP preorders in the U.K. and Europe through select independent retailers will receive the album on Misty Kiwi Fruit Green vinyl (while supplies last).
When the Wind Forgets Your Name’s cover art was designed by comic artist Alex Graham (Dog Biscuits; Fantagraphics Books), who also illustrated the fifty-panel comic strip for the album’s gatefold (available with the CD, LP, and cassette editions of the album).
What people are saying about Built to Spill’s When The Wind Forgets Your Name: “When the Wind Forgets Your Name, is filled with the kind of raggedly glorious indie rock they’ve been reliably producing since the very start, a loose and inviting, deeply emotional approach bolstered by Martsch’s overdriven guitars, warped melancholy melodies, and keening, heart-tuggingly honest vocals…With When the Wind Forgets Your Name he and Built to Spill have delivered a late career stunner that easily equals their best work.” ★★★★ ½ - All Music
“These nine new tracks are lean and rugged, and the rhythm section is locked in behind the guitarist and singer as the trio rumbles through songs by turns sludgy and psychedelic…a rewarding one-off project on songs that underscore Martsch’s talent as a songwriter and guitarist, while also showing him in a different light. May all his future collaborations be so inspired.” - PASTE
“There are enough surprises here - the dubby playground of the heretic and smirking ‘Rocksteady’; the country purr of the existential ‘Alright’ — to forestall gripes of careerist retread. This is, instead, one of the States’ great indie rock institutions, finding renewal largely in the familiar.” - ★★★★ MOJO
“…A refreshing, cool-sounding record, one that finds Built to Spill revelling in the past and looking clear-eyed toward the future, some 30 years on. That’s no small feat (8/10).” - Exclaim
“Martsch has completely refined his writing, now at some kind of essential boil.” - 4 Columns
“When the Wind Forgets Your Name hits that sweet spot between songcraft and noodling that all great Built to Spill records have, with wistful melodies that sound like first chilly breeze in September before the leaves have turned. Marstch’s way of bending strings on a strummy chord or lead has always been just as emotive as his lyrics or warmly mopey voice, and that’s still true here on standouts like the “Fools Gold,” “Understood” and the back-to-back pairing of “Never Alright” and “Alright.” There are of course lots of signature guitar heroics, from the opening blast of “Gonna Lose” through the spindly, weaving leads of eight-minute closer “Comes a Day.” And for those looking for a smidge of the new, “Rocksteady” dips a toe into warm reggae waters.” - Brooklyn Vegan
“…Their knack for harnessing a whimsical energy combined with tight, interlocking little nuggets of sound and various fragments from diverse styles and genres is put to use to create something entirely different that is exciting and fresh (8/10).” - Under the Radar
“On the band’s first album of original songs since 2015, Martsch is back, on top of his game throughout When the Wind Forgets Your Name. Whether it was the Brazilian inspiration, Covid isolation, or just plain time for another solid BtS record, Martsch and company deliver.” - Glide
“The version of Built to Spill we get here is reinvigorated in every sense of the word. There’s a sense of exploration in Martsch’s songs here, one that contrasts with the strict adherence to his own take on classic rock ideas that has been Built to Spill’s modus operandi for a while. Let’s not get it twisted; there’s a lot of classic rock here, but it’s more varied, evoking moods of brightness and exploration.” - Spectrum Culture
“With the wait growing longer between each record it’s reasonable to wonder if Built to Spill are to show up again, but if they don’t they’ve signed out with a stellar LP and a career highlight in ‘Comes a Day’.” - Loud & Quiet
Built to Spill
When the Wind Forgets Your Name
Tracklisting: 1. Gonna Lose 2. Fool’s Gold 3. Understood 4. Elements 5. Rock Steady 6. Spiderweb 7. Never Alright 8. Alright 9. Comes a Day