Built to Spill Reinterpret Their Songs 80s-Style

July 30, 2010

Although the Electronic Anthology Project, Doug Martsch and Brett Nelson of Built to Spill’s electro-pop duo, first showed up on MySpace back in the spring, the pair only recently dropped their self-titled debut EP. 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.” Each track’s title is an anagram of the original.

Currently available 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.

Buy the album here, stream the aforementioned 3 songs on MySpace now, and check out “Eels,” as well as the tracklist, below:

The Electronic Anthology Project

01 I Dim Our Angst In Agony / (Goin’ Against Your Mind)
02 Age I Felt / (Get A Life)
03 At The Where / (The Weather)
04 Eels / (Else)
05 What If Your Dull / (I Would Hurt A Fly)
06 A Gloss Siren / (Israel’s Song)
07 Far Path Tall Sign / (Things Fall Apart)

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