In 2017, Built To Spill served as Daniel Johnston‘s backing band on his farewell tour. A suitable choice, as leader Doug Martsch championed Johnston by recording and performing his songs. The year after the touring, the band properly recorded a handful of the songs. To pay tribute to their friend and mentor, they will be releasing Built To Spill Plays The Songs Of Daniel Johnston, which contains eleven superb but more obscure Johnston numbers. The latest taste from the album, “Life In Vain,” is a simply delightful romp though a dark and thoughtful number taken from his 1994 album, Fun.
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