holy crap this is bizarre and incredible.
Although the Electronic Anthology Project, Doug Martsch and Brett Nelson of Built to Spill’s electro-savvy duo, first popped up on MySpace back in the spring, the pair only recently dropped their self-titled debut. As Pop Candy points out, the album consists of 7 new versions of classic Built to Spill songs “in the vein of the 80s 12-inch remix,” and each track’s title is an anagram of the original.
Currently available only via CD Baby and at Built to Spill shows (including on their tour with Kings of Leon), The Electronic Anthology Project features drum machine and synth-backed takes on Keep It Like a Secret’s “Else” (retitled “Eels”), “Get a Life” from Built to Spill’s debut LP, Ultimate Alternative Wavers, “I Would Hurt A Fly” (aka “What If Your Dull”), and 4 more.
this is nuts.
yeah, it’s not rock and roll to wear shorts.
Might just rebrand as an all-JSBX site.
we haven’t played “ancient as the stars” in forever. we’re gonna try and bring it back for the rock shop show but i think i want to try and do a version that sounds like the original 4 track demo i did in ‘05. here are mp3’s to that version and 2 others that we recorded. do you have a favorite?
Beat Radio - Ancient as the Stars (4 track demo)
Beat Radio - Ancient as the Stars from the Ecstatic ep
Beat Radio - Ancient as the Stars no. 2 from The Great Big Sea