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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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  • Derek-H

    Depends on the quality of the drone, but yeah. Highly misinterpreted genre.

    Yesterday 8:11am Reply
  • lethalimpulse

    if you think their drone is boring then you're boring

    Yesterday 4:20am Reply
  • allbadendsall

    i think the new album is good but incredibly dense. requires multiple listens i think.

    19 Oct 12:24am Reply
  • smokethecosmos

    tunnel blanket is their best release.

    13 Oct 10:29pm Reply
  • Lonetramp

    Agreed with the guy below. Couldn't really get that much into new album, but is still better than TB. Can't understand how did they end up with drone after their first two excellent records.

    12 Oct 3:41pm Reply
  • Vasilievich

    never liked tunnel blanket at all. Another Language is a good mix between TB and the older stuff, hope they keep it up and not go back to boring drone

    10 Oct 2:53am Reply
  • KaramAkerfeldt

    And the bassist plays the same thing every song.

    8 Oct 2:27pm Reply
  • KaramAkerfeldt

    Unfortunately this shit is soulless and boring live.

    8 Oct 2:26pm Reply
  • Fenix_7

    I can only assume all the people complaining about the new album never made it to God's Teeth..

    3 Oct 1:18am Reply
  • good_bone

    Really into the new record and also quite enjoying its brevity. Post-rock as a genre is somewhat dry to me now in a lot of ways (tastes change etc) but as long as records like this keep getting produced I'll always have the time for it.

    2 Oct 2:57pm Reply
  • Clayton09

    So I'm only two tracks in but I really like the new album so far. As Coolbutlame says, I think my first thought was that is balances their previous stuff really nicely. And I too like the brevity. I love post rock but sometimes I honestly don't have 10 minutes to dedicate to one track.

    2 Oct 3:39am Reply
  • Coolbutlame

    I disagree with you guys (well, in everything besides length). This is a perfect balance of the early post-rock material and the later drone stuff mashed together.

    29 Sep 6:10am Reply
  • Defiler

    I never like TWDY's albums when they come out. I assume (hope?) this one grows on me like the others did.

    26 Sep 6:35pm Reply
  • theblackjay

    I want to "get" Another Language, but I just don't.

    22 Sep 6:36pm Reply
  • heroesdietrying

    Another Language is okay, but doesn't even approach the desolate perfection of Tunnel Blanket.

    20 Sep 5:02pm Reply
  • BebopBeatnik

    I definitely dig it, but I just have to reiterate how short it is. It's over way too quickly.

    19 Sep 10:04pm Reply
  • Walenta

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

    19 Sep 10:31am Reply
  • thehatchet777

    The more I listen to it, the better it gets. Give it some more time if you don't dig it at first. I think there might be something really special here.

    19 Sep 3:44am Reply
  • Urbanov

    I find this new album very emotional, but it's just my opinion.

    18 Sep 2:50pm Reply
  • CrusselRow

    Fuck, I was so keen for another doomy drone album. *cries*

    18 Sep 5:01am Reply
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