Built to Spill’s Doug Martsch Tries The Blues

Maya Singer of the Dallas Observer caught up with Built to Spill’s Doug Martsch to talk about his first solo album, ‘Now You Know’. Martsch was asked why he decided to do a solo blues based album but he didn’t seem to have an answer. “I don’t know,” he admits. “I mean, does anyone ever really know why something speaks to them when it does? Obviously, I’d heard the blues before, I’d listened to it–like, the way you listen to something you think you should listen to, either because it seems like some kind of artistic obligation or, hell, because you spent $10 on Bowie’s ‘Heroes’, and even though you’re, like, what the fu** is this, you still feel like you should put in the time.”

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