This Will Destroy You make instrumental rock as beautiful as it is crushingly heavy, and at the end of the summer they’ll release their new album, Another Language. Its first single, “Dustism,” spends about two-and-a-half minutes building a wall of guitars and slow-motion drums before stripping everything back to a small, barely there 4/4 pulse. By the end of the song they’ve worked their way back to another climax so big and lush it dwarfs the song’s initial peak. Listen to it below and check out the band on tour.
Another Language is out in the US 9/16 via Suicide Squeeze with a cassette release via Holodeck. It will be released in Australia and New Zealand via Hobbledehoy Records.
This Will Destroy You Tourdates:
08/29 Bristol UK @ ArcTanGent Festival
09/01 Glasgow UK @ Mono
09/02 Manchester UK @ Deaf Institute
09/03 London UK @ Scala
09/04 Brighton UK @ The Haunt
09/05 Paris FR @ Petit Bain
09/06 Ghent BL @ Dok
09/07 Maastricht NL @ Bruis Festival
09/08 Hamburg DE @ Hafenklang
09/09 Berlin DE @ Bi Nuu
09/10 Leipzig DE @ Conne Island
09/12 Aarhus DK @ Postfest
09/17 Warsaw PL @ Klub Hydrozagadka
09/18 Bratislava SK @ Batelier Club
09/19 Tilburg NL @ Incubate Festival
09/20 St. Gallen CH @ Grabenhalle
09/21 Fribourg CH @ Fri-Son
09/22 Innsbruck AT @ PMK
09/23 Padova IT @ Mame
09/24 Rome IT @ Circolo degli Artisti
09/25 Milan IT @ Leoncavallo
09/26 Zurich CH @ Bogen F
10/21 Dallas TX @ The Kessler Theater – *
10/22 Houston TX @ Fitzgerald’s – *^
10/23 Norman OK @ The Opolis – *^
10/24 St. Louis MO @ Firebird – *^
10/25 Chicago IL @ Lincoln Hall – *^
10/26 Grand Rapids MI @ Pyramid Scheme – *^
10/27 Cleveland OH @ Grog Shop – *^
10/28 Toronto ON @ Lee’s Palace – *^
10/29 Buffalo NY @ Tralf *^
10/30 Allston MA @ Brighton Music Hall *^
10/31 New York NY @ The Bowery Ballroom *^
11/01 Philadelphia PA @ First Unitarian Church *^
11/02 Washington DC @ U Street Music Hall *^
11/03 Carrboro NC @ Cat’s Cradle *^
11/04 Atlanta GA @ The Masquerade *^
11/05 Birmingham AL @ Workplay Theater *^
11/06 New Orleans LA @ One Eyed Jacks *^
* w/ Future Death
^ w/ Silent Land Time"
Although I wasn't crazy about their 2011 release Tunnel Blanket
, I do have such an intense love for their self-titled 2008 release and their 2006 debut EP "Young Mountain" that I am extremely excited about this. My hope is that they haven't forgotten that their melodic side is what put them on the map and earned them numerous appearances in TV and movie soundtracks. Their live performances seem to indicate that they haven't forgotten their roots, so hopefully their next album does the same.
...and fuck it - regardless of the new album's contents, I've still never seen them live and definitely won't pass up the opportunity if I can at all help it.
Anxiously awaiting new TWDY...