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Friday, March 25, 2011

This Will Destroy You – Tunnel Blanket (2011) (AWESOME !!!)

Genre : Post-rock, Ambient, Drone, Soundscapes
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Tracklist :

01. Little Smoke
02. Glass Realms
03. Communal Blood
04. Reprise
05. Killed The Lord, Left For The New World
06. Osario
07. Black Dunes
08. Powdered Hand

This Will Destroy You was formed by guitarists Chris King and Jeremy Galindo, bassist Raymond Brown and drummer Andrew Miller in San Marcos, Texas, in 2005. They had met through mutual friends, and played together in various different bands throughout high school, before the line-up was finalised by around 2002. Early iterations of the band experimented with vocals, sung by Galindo, but after recording some tracks they decided the results were “awful” and didn’t fit in with the rest of their music. The band then tried writing different tracks, one of which was instrumental. Chris King said in an interview with BBC Northern Ireland, “we were … writing different kinds of songs and we wrote one [instrumental] song, and we were like, that works, lets go for it!” The band took it’s name from an early song that they were originally going to call “This Will Destroy You”, but this was rejected for being too pretentious. The band found the name “hilarious”. When asked whether he wished the band had chosen a different name, King said to Rock Sound, “It’s supposed to be a little bit obnoxious. There’s something about people automatically hating you before you play that’s kind of endearing. It gets to the point where it’s over-the-top obnoxious. It’s an attention-grabber and people will check it out I guess. Even if they hate it.”

After dropping their self-titled debut album in 2008, This Will Destroy You stuck to smaller releases for about two years. They recorded a split with Lymbyc Systym in 2009 and then dropped an EP, Moving on the Edges of Things, last year. But this May, the Texas post-rock quartet will release their proper sophomore effort,Tunnel Blanket, on Suicide Squeeze Records. With this album, the guys are looking to break away from the typical post-rock mold. And they’re doing that by presenting a record built more on soundscapes and brooding atmospherics than crescendos and reverb.

1 comment:

mhdrdhwn said...

this band is fucking epic