Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Reclusive indie band enjoying time in spotlight.(Venue)

Byline: Kevin Hopper FOR THE JOURNAL

Built to Spill's appearance at the Launchpad on Monday marks its third in less than two years, not including leader Doug Martsch's solo appearance last fall. That's a lot, considering Martsch tends to be somewhat of a recluse at least before the 2001 release of the brilliant "Ancient Melodies" album. (The band hasn't been in the studio since.)

It may be major label pressure to tour or simply that the trio, which also includes bassist Brett Nelson and drummer Scott Plouf, is enjoying its spot in the limelight before hunkering down and recording new songs. Either way, indie rock fans probably don't care as long as they get the opportunity to see their heroes perform. …

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