Built To Spill plays the songs of Daniel Johnston on new album, share “Bloody Rainbow”


Built To Spill are excited to announce Built To Spill Plays The Songs of Daniel Johnston, out May 1, 2020 via Ernest Jenning Record Co. The album is comprised of 11 tracks of Daniel Johnston’s fractured pop, presented through the eyes of Built To Spill.

The band recorded these songs as a trio (Doug Martsch, Jason Albertini and Steve Gere) in August 2018 during rehearsals for their performances backing Daniel Johnston, though Johnston himself does not perform on the album. Rolling Stone debuted Built To Spill’s version of “Bloody Rainbow,” where the band also elaborated on the genesis of the album. “It was pretty special for us,” Martsch told Rolling Stone. “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.” Hear “Bloody Rainbow” HERE, and pre-order the album HERE.

The album art was created by longtime Built To Spill designer Tae Won Yu, and its first pressing is on yellow vinyl with download codes and a 32 page songbook. A mail-order only variant on clear vinyl with yellow and blue splatter (limited to 500 units) will be available exclusively from Ernest Jenning Record Co. and Built To Spill’s Bandcamp page.

(Ernest Jenning Record Co.)
Release date: May 1, 2020

  1. Bloody Rainbow
  2. Tell Me Now
  3. Honey I Sure Miss You
  4. Good Morning You
  5. Heart, Mind and Soul
  6. Life In Vain
  7. Mountain Top
  8. Queenie The Dog
  9. Impossible Love
  10. Fake Records Of Rock & Roll
  11. Fish
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