WHERE FROM: Portland, Oregon
WHERE NOW: Gates resides in Rhode Island and is releasing records as Rebecca Gates, performing solo or with the rg consortium. She founded and edits The Relay Project audiomagazine. Plouf has been a member of Built to Spill since 1996.
DATE FORMED: 1991
HOW FORMED: The two friends started playing together in 1991. Their first show was the Olympia, Wash. International Pop Underground.
HIGHLIGHT Spinanes’ album, Manos was number one on the college charts. “We were touring before the album came out, as it was exploding all over. But we were just seeing the inside of the van playing shows and having a good time. Then we got home and the locals thrust us on TV and we were at number one. It was extremely funny. We had never even considered it.” – Rebecca Gates