The mood was set; Built to Spill was going to be playing three nights at Irving Plaza in New York City. The decision was made, split the difference and catch the Thursday night show. The boys from Idaho had traveled East to NYC for the first time since September 2003 and Internet postings were abuzz about a new album that is currently due out in the fall, so the live dates were an obvious next step.
For those unfamiliar with Built to Spill, the band has been playing together since 1993 in various incarnations constantly evolving through the years. When their first major label release emerged, 1997