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They Got Away - Single

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Customer Reviews

Dug dis reggae Doug

another example of Mr.Martsch and co. throwing it down like yesterday's sunshine. Reggae chords and shiny crunchy melodies accent lyrics and beats. Truly fantastic!

Finally!!!

I've been waiting for the studio version of this song forever. It's awesome live, but this version definitely adds some new dimension to the song. The only thing that bums me out about this song is that it's such a tease... can't wait for the next album!

they can even do reggae

to keep this short, this song is brilliant. it just flows incredibly smoothly. the lyrics are about the war, but they're vague in a way that you allows you to imagine whatever you like. basically, the pulsating bass and haunting melodies will crawl into your head and remain there longer than you might think possible. buy it, and get any other built to spill you can get your hands on.

Biography

Formed: 1992 in Boise, ID

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Built to Spill were one of the most popular indie rock acts of the '90s, finding the middle ground between postmodern, Pavement-style pop and the loose, spacious jamming of Neil Young. From the outset, the band was a vehicle for singer/songwriter/guitarist Doug Martsch, who revived the concept of the indie guitar hero just as Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis — another important influence — was beginning to fade from the limelight. On record, Martsch the arranger crafted intricate,...
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