Sunday 24 March 2013 at 7:00pm
Crown & Anchor
196 Grenfell St, Adelaide, 5000, Australia
Tel: (08) 8223 3212
THIS WILL DESTROY YOU have announced their first ever Australian tour dates for March 2013.
Known for their destructive live sound and influential brand of ambient-rock, the tour follows the release of their acclaimed record ‘Tunnel Blanket’ through Australian independent label Hobbledehoy.
Formed during the mid-00’s in San Marcos, Texas, the band has enjoyed a meteoric rise since the release of their debut ‘Young Mountain’ in 2006. Acclaim from critics and fans alike came pouring in overnight (Rock Sound
Magazine bestowed “Album of the Year” honours). To fully illustrate the fever pitch of the moment, even the Pentagon was caught up in the hysteria, using two songs in a disaster preparedness presentation held before the nation’s top military brass in the wake of New Orleans’ catastrophic Hurricane Katrina.
2008’s follow-up full length “S/T” saw the band loop North America in between several lengthy stints in the UK and Europe, pausing only to issue a few EP’s (2009’s “Field Studies,” 2010’s “Moving on the Edges of Things” and “Communal Blood”).
The abyss of endless touring and isolation on the road became the catalyst for the band’s third album, “Tunnel Blanket”. While previous albums managed to strike a universal chord of human hope and near-optimism toward the future, “Tunnel Blanket” is the darker and more intricate sides of human emotion, grief, and tragedy.
There is still beauty in the latest from THIS WILL DESTROY YOU. In fact, this could be described as the most beautiful album the band has ever made. Yet it’s an entirely unconventional beauty that taps far below the soil. And at the end, it’s just as cathartic, instinctively primal, and wholly rewarding.
Indeed, those rewards have spurred the band on to reach pinnacles previously thought unattainable by an instrumental act – debuting at #25 on the Billboard Heatseeker chart and worldwide sales exceeding 100,000 copies.
If the Mayan prophecies don’t get you first, This Will Destroy You will make sure the job is complete by March 2013