Vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Doug Martsch formed indie rock band Built to Spill in Boise, Idaho in 1992. From modest beginnings on a small label, the band has become one of the most popular and influential indie rock bands of the 1990s and 2000s.
Built To Spill leader Doug Martsch began his recording career in alternative rock quartet Treepeople. Formed in Boise in 1987, the band soon relocated to Seattle, Washington. Though Martsch's vocal and writing contributions to the band were minimal, his guitar prowess was established early on. Treepeople's debut, Guilt, Regret, Embarrassment (1989-Toxic Shock), was highly praised. Martsch left after the band's third album, Just Kidding (1993 C/Z), having already assembled the... Read More