Built to Spill’s “Hindsight”

As previously reported, Built to Spill will release their first album in over three years, There Is No Enemy, on October 6th. In the video posted above, you can listen to an early 2008 live rendition of the song “Hindsight,” which will appear on the album. Now the track is available to the public in all it’s mixed and mastered glory.

Fortunately, we don’t have to wait another three weeks for a taste of the new record thanks to Pitchfork, which just posted the new song “Hindsight.” The verdict? Since BTS is one of a small handful of bands we actually want to jam out past the 8-minute mark, the compact poppiness of “Hindsight” is a slight letdown. Would it kill you guys to insert a noodling guitar solo or two, guys? Of course, if your BTS fandom is based more on Keep It Like A Secret than Perfect From Now On—a perfectly defensible position—”Hindsight” will be right up your alley.

Listen to the track here, courtesy of Pitchfork.

This is how I like my Built to Spill. I don’t care for all the wacky guitar theatrics. I love what they can do with multiple guitar layers, but I prefer the swirling lines built around a solid song, which is what we have in “Hindsight.” I’m definitely looking forward to the new album.

Check out the band’s lala page to listen to a bunch of their songs legally and free of charge.


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