If you’re a music fan, chances are you have heard of Built to Spill. In a constantly evolving sea of flash-in-the-pan upstarts, Built to Spill have managed to maintain a hold on the indie rock scene since their inception in Boise, Idaho in 1992, putting out seven full-length albums over the years. Their longevity is due to their ability to put out albums that resonate with listeners of all makes, models and ages. From their debut album “Ultimate Alternative Wavers” to their latest release, “There Is No Enemy,” in 2009, the band has blended charmingly obtuse lyrics, foot-tapping tunes, and the occasional wonky guitar hook to appeal to jam-band fans everywhere while staying true to their almost-twee indie roots.
At SXSW, Built to Spill headlined a showcase of Idaho bands that packed the IFC Crossroads House with fans eager to catch the indie rock legends in action. Watch here as the band performs their song “Traces”: