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Built to Spill’s guitar-heavy lineup brings new sound to indie group on tour

 Built to Spill will be part of a three-band bill at the Upstate Concert Hall on Wednesday. (illustration: Graham MacRae )
Built to Spill will be part of a three-band bill at the Upstate Concert Hall on Wednesday. (illustration: Graham MacRae )
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Doug Martsch doesn’t listen to Built to Spill very much anymore. Martsch, the band’s singer, lead guitarist and mastermind, used to listen to his own music quite a bit when he first formed the indie rock group in 1992 in Boise, Idaho. But over the years, he’s become more of a perfectionist when it comes to Built to Spill’s recordings, which explains the longer gaps of time between albums — five years between 2001’s “Ancient ...

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