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This Will Destroy You

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San Marcos TX, United States (2005 – present)

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 song, and we were like, that works, lets go for it!” The band took its 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.”

The band self-recorded and self-produced Young Mountain in 2005. This was intended to be a demo, and was sold as a CD-R after their concerts. The record was well received by critics, including being named one of the best instrumental releases of the year by The Silent Ballet.

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  • xbaertx

    new album is meh

    3 hours ago Reply
  • Walenta

    Heavypop Review: http://www.heavypop.at/will-destroy-another-language/

    4 hours ago Reply
  • WeAreLions

    Can anybody explain Another Language's album art?

    9 hours ago Reply
  • thehatchet777

    Also, I might have switched the track list around just a little bit, seeing as the first 4 songs have great buildups and crescendos but the last 5 don't and are more ambient

    Yesterday 1:36am Reply
  • thehatchet777

    Great album, but it's too short. This is post-rock man, I want 30 minute odysseys, not 3 minute road trips. [3]

    Yesterday 1:35am Reply
  • benson_x

    Tunnel Blanket is their most perfect piece of art so far.

    Yesterday 11:14pm Reply
  • benson_x

    Great album, but it's too short. This is post-rock man, I want 30 minute odysseys, not 3 minute road trips. 2

    Yesterday 11:10pm Reply
  • rigalves

    new album is generic and a little boring...

    Yesterday 3:29pm Reply
  • home6alien

    completely ordinary and trivial post-rock album [2]

    15 Sep 8:06pm Reply
  • good_bone

    Dustism is stupidly good isn't it?

    15 Sep 10:23am Reply
  • Lonetramp

    I wish they kept doing songs like in Young Mountain, probably my favorite album by them

    14 Sep 1:21pm Reply
  • xxxKillianxxx

    fuck 30minute songs, i like the way they kept the new album minimalistic

    14 Sep 12:17pm Reply
  • BebopBeatnik

    Great album, but it's too short. This is post-rock man, I want 30 minute odysseys, not 3 minute road trips.

    13 Sep 8:53am Reply
  • joeblind88

    Amazing...

    13 Sep 2:00am Reply
  • Radioshack-

    it didn't destroy me, i found it rather uneventful. but i'll give it another try. [2]

    12 Sep 9:39pm Reply
  • Zeloftt

    What's so good about that new album ? I's a completely ordinary and trivial post-rock album....

    12 Sep 4:58pm Reply
  • recursivechaos

    it didn't destroy me, i found it rather uneventful. but i'll give it another try.

    12 Sep 12:41pm Reply
  • Arueris

    The new record might become my favorite by them. Really, really good work.

    11 Sep 4:35pm Reply
  • 9Nails

    Yep, the new album is really growing on me. [2] God's Teeth, like many has already pointed out, is so fucking beautiful!

    10 Sep 7:16pm Reply
  • hasacz123

    Yep, the new album is really growing on me.

    10 Sep 6:35pm Reply
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