Built To Spill Releases Music Video Shot During Boise's Treefort Music Fest

Apr 20, 2015

Screen grab from the new music video of Built to Spill, which was filmed during the band's Treefort Music Fest show in March.
Credit Built to Spill / YouTube

If you attended Built to Spill's performance during Treefort Music Fest this year, you probably noticed a weird pirate-looking guy on stage.

He came into view for several minutes during the Boise set (the first show of the band's new tour) and hopped around making bizarre gestures at lead singer Doug Martsch. The two intermittently interacted, seeming to talk with one another during the show while Martsch played. It didn't make much sense at the time.

But now, the seemingly inexplicable presence at Treefort has been explained. In advance of the band's official release of Untethered Moon – the band's first album since 2009 – Built to Spill put out the music video to "Never Be The Same," the fifth track on the new record. The colonial gent is featured in the video along with Doug Martsch, who shows off some pretty killer dance moves around the 2:10 mark.

Untethered Moon will be officially released Tuesday.

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