Feb 27, 2006

Cars... They're Built to Spill.

Charles Ray - Unpainted Sculpture (1997)

Power Pop has a story about HUMMER searching for a jingle liscencing deal, but being refused based on principle from musicians including The Thermals, TramsAm, and LiliPut. Rejected offers supposedly bulged from $50,000 to $180,000.

Why?
"We'll do anything BUT Hummer."
"It's not about the money. It's the principle."
"At least I can sleep without nightmares."
Beauty.

Built to Spill - Cars (mp3)

Built to Spill - Goin Against Your Mind (stream via MySpace)

The new Built to Spill comes out April 11th, with a national tour following (tour dates here). "Goin Against Your Mind" is a quality single weighing in at over 8 minutes of structured guitar, repetitious vocals, and suprising emotional dynamics. Of jingle quality? Perhaps to convince Hummer's businessmen that they're still people under those oily profit piles.

3 comments

At Tuesday, February 28, 2006, Blogger xix said...

nice job pimping Built to Spill. here's one that's a bit Madison-centric:

@The Barrymore
Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 8:30 p.m.
Last Coast/True Endeavors presents
WORT 89.9 FM welcomes
BUILT TO SPILL
with special guest
HELVETIA
Tickets: $17.50 Advance/$19.50 Day Of Show

 
At Tuesday, February 28, 2006, Blogger Jenny said...

Will you someday teach me how to make my blog beautiful?? Yours is particularly stunning by the way.

 
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