Artists You Should Know (ticket giveaway): Built To Spill

Built To Spill

This is going to be a great fall for Madison indie music lovers!  Just glance at our music calendar and you’ll find an abundance of exciting shows from artists like The Weakerthans, Mirah, Jolie Holland, St. Vincent, and Sunset Rubdown.  Equally exciting is Built To Spill’s upcoming show with Disco Doom at The Barrymore.  (Check out Pitchfork’s interview with the band earlier this year.)  Our blog readers have the chance to win tickets to the show–read on to find out how you and a friend could see the show on us.


Friday, September 25, 2009 8:00PM Barrymore Theatre

$22.50 adv $25 dos – all ages

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Genre: Indie, Rock, Dream Pop

Sounds Like: Pavement, Modest Mouse, Yo La Tengo

Win A Pair Of Tix: Built To Spill will release their seventh record, There Is No Enemy, in October.  One of the tracks is called “Nowhere Lullaby” and we want you to tell us an artist who you’d like to provide the soundtrack to your slumber.  Additionally, tell us 5 songs you’d like them to lull you with–the could be covers or that artist’s own work.  Get your comment posted by next Tuesday (September 15th), and a winner will be notified shortly thereafter.  Good luck!

8 Responses

  1. Marc Bolan for sure. Dead or not.
    Id want him to do some early stuff off “My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair.. but Now They’re Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows” or “Unicorn” but slower and without the drums. “My people…” even ends with a fairy tale (“Frowning Atahuallpa (My Inca Love)”) thus making it the perfect soundtrack for some excellent dreams.

    • Perhaps i need to be more specific.
      1. Scenescof
      2. Chateau in Virginia Waters
      3. Debora (thrown in for good measure)
      4. Like a White Star, Tangled and Far, Tulip That’s What You Are
      5. Frowning Atahuallpa (My Inca Love)

  2. I would want Portugal. The Man to lull me off.

    1) Astronaut by Amanda Palmer
    2) Losing the War by Ben Folds
    3) Possumn Kingdom by the Toadies
    4) Bitter End by Placebo
    5) Tropicalia by Beck

    Kind of a weird assortment but it guarantees crazy dreams!

  3. Nick Drake’s Pink Moon being covered by Neko Case singing with Sam Beam playing banjo for back up and Bob Weston playing tape hiss and delay for Neko’s voice.

    These songs:
    Pink Moon

  4. The Juan Maclean; I listen to a lot of electro and they are one of my favorite music outfits. Their tunes relax me a lot and pick me up when I’m sad. They are very cosmic and invigorating.

    1. One Day
    2. Accusations
    3. Shining Skinned Friend
    4. Give Me Every Little Thing
    5. Happy House

  5. Steve Von Till
    (his singing voice- the neurosis voice is great, but not the best for a lullaby)

    1. Atlantic City by Springsteen
    2. Man in Black by Johnny Cash
    3. Trust by The Cure
    4. Dreaming my Dreams by The Cranberries
    5. Needle in the Hay by Elliot Smith

    yeah- a bit depressing but so good….

  6. I’d love to hear Morrisey singing Queen songs slow enough to become a lullaby- some great choices:

    Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
    Somebody to Love
    Crazy Little Thing Called Love
    You’re My Best Friend
    Under Pressure

    It could be pretty weird, but might just work…

  7. Wow, these were a blast to read! Very creative and fun.

    I’m still holding out for a Paul Westerberg midnight serenade, personally…

    JD, I was sure someone would pick “Lullaby” by the Cure. Too obvious?

    Darcie’s the winner this time (congrats!), but there are many more contests planned for the near future so if you didn’t win this time please keep checking back!

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