Austin Spotlight (Sort of): New Music from This Will Destroy You

twdyTechnically, This Will Destroy You hailed from San Marcos, which is just a few minutes away from Austin, so we’ll gladly take them in as our own.  They’re crafting the sort of sprawling post-rock that was popularized by the likes of Mogwai and EITS, and they’re doing a pretty solid job.  On their latest single, the song opens with a rolling drum and a careful touch of keyboard notes, as guitars quietly begin to creep into the track.  Just before the 1 minute mark, those guitars begin to ring louder, distortion enters the picture, building towards a crescendo.  But, if I were to have a complaint, it would be that song doesn’t quite get there; there’s no ultimate crash that swoops in.  Of course, that also makes the group different, offering their own branding on the style.  Look for their latest album, Another Language, on September 16th via Suicide Squeeze.

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Show Preview: This Will Destroy You @ The Parish (6/12)

Date 6/12/11
Location The Parish
Doors 8pm
Tickets $10 @ Frontgate

Those who can afford the luxury of going out on a Sunday night, should head over to the Parish for some tunes by local boys This Will Destroy You.  They’ve been doing their thing in and around Austin now for quite awhile and it’s about time you caught them in the live setting if you haven’t already.  Sweetening the deal for me is opener and long time ATH fave John Lamonica who is currently touring behind his creative and forward thinking new album Volunteers.  Be there kids.

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Download: John Lamonica – Heartling [MP3]

This Will Destroy You @ Mohawk (12/17)

Date 12/17/10
Location Mohawk
Doors 8pm
Tickets $10 @ Frontgate

One of our best local and instrumental acts This Will Destroy You have a show planned for Friday night at Mohawk in Austin.  Joining the ATH fave on stage you’ll get a stacked bill of locals with The Eastern Sea, Pompeii, Tactics, For Hours and Ours, and Searcher all in on the fun.  Bellow you can find recent single “Communal Blood” from upcoming album Tunnel Blanket which still has no set release date.  Anyone know the story on the huge delay of the new release?

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Download: This Will Destroy You – Communal Blood [MP3]

This Will Destroy You @ Mohawk (5/27)

Date 5/27/10
Location Mohawk
Doors 8pm
Tickets $10 @ Frontgate

We mentioned recently that San Marcos amigos This Will Destroy You are currently working on a new album set for release later this summer.  The guys are also about to kick start a massive tour and have a send off show planned for Thursday night at The Mohawk.  St. Louis band The Life and Times and fellow Austinites Low Line Caller will be on hand to prep you for the headlining act.  Trust me, you’ll want to see this band live before they start playing huge sold out venues in the future.

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Download: This Will Destroy You – Threads [MP3]

New Music From This Will Destroy You

Our neighbors from down 35, This Will Destroy You, are about to head out on tour and are getting the hype machine going with some new music.  The band has reportedly wrapped recording for their upcoming LP Tunnel Blanket but have yet to put a release date to the album.  They do however have this new single “Communal Blood” ready and available for your listening pleasure.  It’s a lot more of the same instrumental sound we know from the band with even more swirling atmospheric sounds and less emphasis on the guitar.

[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Communal-Blood.mp3]

Download: This Will Destroy You – Communal Blood [MP3]

This Will Destroy You @ Emo’s (1/15)

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Date 1/15/10
Location Emos
Doors 9pm
Tickets $10 from Ticketweb

San Marcos finest, This Will Destroy You, are coming to the ATX at Emo’s on Friday night.  The lineup rounds out nicely with Lymbyc System, Sleep Whale and Loxsly.  Should be a great night with some talented bands.

[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/ThisWillDestroyYou_Threads.mp3]

Download: This Will Destroy You – Threads [MP3]

Top Ten Fun Fest Artists

FFFFest2009_Top10We hope all of you stayed dry on Sunday at the Fun Fun Fun Festival and we also hope you soaked in the great weather of Saturday. All in all we had a great time over the weekend and saw tons of great bands.  Just as we did with ACL, we’d like to give you a brief recap with our top 10 favorite bands from the weekend festivities. We’re putting these in no real order and just listing them with some brief reasons why we liked them so much. Follow the jump for our top 10 Fun Fest bands.

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This Will Destroy You @ Mohawk (7/2)

thiswillThis Will Destroy You are a band who are of course often compared unfairly to fellow Texas instrumental band Explosions in the Sky.  We like to think of them as a few parts Explosions mixed with some old school Appleseed Cast sounds.  Regardless, the band is coming to town at the Mohawk on Thursday and it should be a nice option for your nights music endeavors.  Sleep Whale & Power Animal are joining in as opening support.  Cover charge is $10 and doors are at 9pm.

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Download: This Will Destroy You – The World is Our [MP3]