Now Spinning: Built To Spill // There’s Nothing Wrong With Love // Up Records, UP 006 // 1994, Original Pressing. “There’s Nothing Wrong With Love” is the classic second album from Treepeople guitarist Doug Martsch’s band Built To Spill. Originally to have a different lineup per album, the record featured Butterfly Train members Brett Nelson on bass and Andy Capps on drums (the latter of whom passed just four years later at 37). The record was issued by the truly wonderful Seattle label Up Records, which also counted Modest Mouse, Quasi, 764-Hero, Mike Johnson, The Pastels, Satisfact and more as a part of its artist roster. The label continued releasing consistently amazing records until 2000 when founder Chris Takino died of leukemia. The album came in at #24 on Pitchfork’s 2003 “Top 100 Albums of the 90s” list while its follow up, 1997’s stellar major label debut “Perfect From Now On” found itself at #22 on the same list as well. Pop nuggets with intimately personal lyrics and Neil Young & J Mascis guitar heroics, we’ve listened to this record a million times over the past 22 years and we have a million more in us. It’s tremendous and the singles “Car” and “Distopian Dream Girl” are worth the cost of admission alone. After issuing records via respected independent labels such as C/Z, Up, and K, Martsch and his team miraculously negotiated health insurance coverage for he and his young family as part of their recording agreement with Warner Bros. Records; a feat unheard of at the time. After being out of print on vinyl for two decades, Sub Pop Records finally reissued “There’s Nothing Wrong With Love” late last year. Another serious must own.

“Now Spinning: Built To Spill // There’s Nothing Wrong With Love // Up Records, UP 006 // 1994, Original Pressing. “There’s Nothing Wrong With Love” is the classic second album from Treepeople guitarist Doug Martsch’s band Built To Spill. Originally to have a different lineup per album, the record featured Butterfly Train members Brett Nelson on bass and Andy Capps on drums (the latter of whom passed just four years later at 37). The record was issued by the truly wonderful Seattle label Up Records, which also counted Modest Mouse, Quasi, 764-Hero, Mike Johnson, The Pastels, Satisfact and more as a part of its artist roster. The label continued releasing consistently amazing records until 2000 when founder Chris Takino died of leukemia. The album came in at #24 on Pitchfork’s 2003 “Top 100 Albums of the 90s” list while its follow up, 1997’s stellar major label debut “Perfect From Now On” found itself at #22 on the same list as well. Pop nuggets with intimately personal lyrics and Neil Young & J Mascis guitar heroics, we’ve listened to this record a million times over the past 22 years and we have a million more in us. It’s tremendous and the singles “Car” and “Distopian Dream Girl” are worth the cost of admission alone. After issuing records via respected independent labels such as C/Z, Up, and K, Martsch and his team miraculously negotiated health insurance coverage for he and his young family as part of their recording agreement with Warner Bros. Records; a feat unheard of at the time. After being out of print on vinyl for two decades, Sub Pop Records finally reissued “There’s Nothing Wrong With Love” late last year. Another serious must own.” by fidelity.high http://ift.tt/27RndYa
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