Texan instrumental rock collective THIS WILL DESTROY YOU kick off a tour supporting Deafheaven this week.
Following the special 10th anniversary edition of their defining Young Mountain LP, which was released through Magic Bullet Records in November, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU embarked on a series of shows to commemorate the re-released album in select cities around the US with sold out performances in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, and two shows in New York City. On these shows, the band performed Young Mountain in its entirety back-to-back with a full performance of 2008’s self-titled album.
The band’s latest excursion will see THIS WILL DESTROY YOU providing direct support for Deafheaven for twenty-four shows, beginning at Noise Pop Festival on February 23rd, in San Francisco, California and winding counter-clockwise through the country through March 27th, ending in Eugene, Oregon.
Magic Bullet Records’ special reissue of Young Mountain includes a previously-unheard song entitled “Sleep,” recorded in 2006 during the initial tracking sessions for the album. The record is available on digital HERE, on CD HERE, and on vinyl featuring copper metallic inks and a UV gloss flood across a traditional LP jacket HERE.
THIS WILL DESTROY YOU w/ Deafheaven:
2/23/2017 The Independent – San Francisco, CA
2/26/2017 Bunkhouse Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
2/28/2017 Sister – Albuquerque, NM
3/02/2017 The Mohawk – Austin, TX
3/03/2017 Trees – Dallas, TX
3/04/2017 Warehouse Live Studio – Houston, TX
3/05/2017 The Republic – New Orleans, LA
3/07/2017 The Masquerade – Hell Stage – Atlanta, GA
3/08/2017 Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
3/10/2017 The Underground at The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC
3/11/2017 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
3/12/2017 Soundstage Baltimore – Baltimore, MD
3/13/2017 Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
3/14/2017 Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY
3/15/2017 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
3/17/2017 Shelter – Detroit, MI
3/18/2017 The Castle Theatre – Bloomington, IL
3/19/2017 Pabst Theater – Milwaukee, WI
3/20/2017 Fineline Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN
3/21/2017 The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
3/23/2017 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
3/24/2017 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
3/26/2017 Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
3/27/2017 WOW Hall – Eugene, OR
On June 6th, 2006 (06.06.06), Texas-bred instrumental rock collective THIS WILL DESTROY YOU unleashed their debut Young Mountain and never looked back. Initially recorded as a demo/document to commemorate four guys’ college band, the scope never centered around the notion of the music being commercially released, as most of the band members intended to move on to more traditional careers after school. The initial pressing was a mere 1000 copies, just enough to have something to sell at the merch table on the inaugural tour with labelmates Sparrows Swarm And Sing, via retail stores, and the label’s mailorder.
What happened from there can only be described as a true overnight sensation. The album’s soaring guitar-lead dynamism, cascading cinematic passages, and jarring crescendos captured the hearts and minds of independent music listeners immediately upon release and has, a solid decade later, yet to loosen its grip. As Young Mountain celebrates its ten-year anniversary, a retrospective look at the six-track, thirty-six-minute composition shows quite clearly why it has always been considered a masterpiece by much of THIS WILL DESTROY YOU‘s ardent international fanbase and continues to permeate deeper into global consciousness to this day.