Built to Spill to Release a Daniel Johnston Tribute Album

To be released in May 2020

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Built to Spill have announced a new album, the aptly titled Built to Spill Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston. In August 2018, Doug Martsch, Jason Albertini and Steve Gere recorded these songs during rehearsals for their performances backing Daniel Johnston, who passed away on Sept. 11, 2019.

Martsch discussed the album with Rolling Stone, saying, “It was pretty special for us,” and adding, “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.”

Tae Won Yu, a longtime designer for Built to Spill, created the sweetly melancholic album art. Built to Spill Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston is set to be released on May 1 via Ernest Jenning Record Co.

Watch Built to Spill perform album opener “Bloody Rainbow” below (you can also listen and preorder via Bandcamp here), plus a performance from the Paste archives, and see the details of their covers album and their tour dates further down.

Built to Spill Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston Album Art:


Built to Spill the Songs of Daniel Johnston Tracklist:
01. Bloody Rainbow
02. Tell Me Now
03. Honey I Sure Miss You
04. Good Morning You
05. Heart, Mind and Soul
06. Life In Vain
07. Mountain Top
08. Queenie The Dog
09. Impossible Love
10. Fake Records Of Rock & Roll
11. Fish

Built to Spill Tour Dates:

22 – Portland, Ore. @ Aladdin Theatre
23 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Crocodile
24 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Crocodile
26 – Boise, Idaho @ Treefort Music Festival
27 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Metro Music Hall
28 – Estes Park, Colo. @ The Stanley Hotel
30 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Launch Pad
31 – Tucson, Ariz. @ 191 Toole

01 – Flagstaff, Ariz. @ Orpheum Theater
02 – San Diego, Calif. @ Music Box
03 – Pioneertown, Calif. @ Pappy & Harriet’s (Outdoor)
04 – Berkeley, Calif. @ Cornerstone Berkeley
05 – Berkeley, Calif. @ Cornerstone Berkeley