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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