Instrumental/post-rock alchemists THIS WILL DESTROY YOU will release their long-awaited fifth full-length, New Others Part One, via Dark Operative September 28th.
Now comprised of core members Jeremy Galindo and Christopher King with the addition of drummer Robi Gonzalez, the seven-track composition was produced, engineered, and mixed by John Congleton, the man responsible for the sound of the band’s wildly popular self-titled sophomore album of ten years ago. New Others Part One captures the band in a familiar, but evolved ethos wherein the memorable, melodic component present in their early work once again soars atop new sonic territories for the band and listener alike.
As a precursor to its release, Revolver is streaming the band’s first album single, “Go Away Closer,” noting of the powerful track: “The track, which closes out the album, is a beautiful and somber exercise that uses piano and guitar alongside a bombastic drum section to create an emotional and powerful journey.”
Hear “Go Away Closer” exclusively via Revolver Magazine at THIS LOCATION: https://www.revolvermag.com/music/hear-post-rock-act-will-destroy-yous-anthemic-new-song-go-away-closer OR at the end of this post.
New Others Part One will be available on CD, LP, and digitally with preorders to be unveiled Friday, September 7th via The Dark Operative store HERE:https://darkoperative.myshopify.com/ and Bandcamp Page HERE: https://darkoperative.bandcamp.com/.
Physical copies of the LP feature the artwork and photography of band member Christopher King. Inside, purchasers will find a highly unusual extra insert featuring a QR code that will certainly take the bold on a journey involving their browser, their phone, and their full capacity for the esoteric. Exclusive vinyl colors will be made available through RevHQ (distro and mailorder), the band on tour, and Dark Operative’s own mailorder.
New Others Part One Track Listing:
1. Melted Jubilee
2. To Win, Somebody’s Got To Lose
5. Weeping Window
6. Like This
7. Go Away Closer
Following the album’s release, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU will kick off their North American headlining tour in Phoenix, Arizona. The journey will make its way through over two dozen cities upon its conclusion November 17th in San Diego, California. Support will be provided by Arizona rock unit Rotting Yellow, Illinois-based post-industrial sorcerer Steve Hauschildt, renowned New York cellist Clarice Jensen, and Oregon post-rock ensemble This Patch Of Sky on select dates. In December, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU will bring their psalms to Asia on a week-long trek. See all confirmed dates below.
THIS WILL DESTROY YOU:
10/16/2018 The Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ w/ Rotting Yellow
10/18/2018 Mohawk – Austin, TX w/ Steve Hauschildt
10/19/2018 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX w/ Steve Hauschildt
10/20/2018 Granada Theatre – Dallas, TX w/ Steve Hauschildt
10/22/2018 The Masquerade – Hell Stage – Atlanta, GA w/ Steve Hauschildt
10/23/2018 Motorco – Durham, NC w/ Steve Hauschildt
10/25/2018 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA w/ Steve Hauschildt
10/26/2018 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD w/ Steve Hauschildt
10/27/2018 Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY w/ Steve Hauschildt
10/28/2018 Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA w/ Steve Hauschildt
10/29/2018 Bar Le “Ritz” P.D.B. – Montreal, QC w/ Steve Hauschildt
10/30/2018 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON w/ Steve Hauschildt
10/31/2018 El Club – Detroit, MI w/ Steve Hauschildt
11/02/2018 Metro – Chicago, IL w/ Steve Hauschildt
11/03/2018 Maintenance Shop – Iowa State University – Ames, IA w/ Steve Hauschildt
11/04/2018 Turf Club – St. Paul, MN w/ Steve Hauschildt
11/07/2018 Neumos – Seattle, WA w/ Clarice Jensen
11/08/2018 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC w/ Clarice Jensen
11/09/2018 Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR w/ This Patch Of Sky
11/10/2018 WOW Hall – Eugene, OR w/ This Patch Of Sky
11/12/2018 The Big Room at Sierra Nevada – Chico, CA
11/13/2018 Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA w/ Clarice Jensen
11/14/2018 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA w/ Clarice Jensen
11/15/2018 Strummers – Fresno, CA w/ Clarice Jensen
11/16/2018 The Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA w/ Clarice Jensen
11/17/2018 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ Clarice Jensen
12/07/2018 Pavilion @ Far East Square – Singapore, MY
12/09/2018 Rockademy – Bangkok, TH
12/11/2018 TTN – Hong Kong, ROC
12/12/2018 B10 Live – Shenzhen, ROC
12/13/2018 Mao Livehouse – Guangzhou, ROC
12/14/2018 YugongYishan – Beijing, ROC
12/15/2018 Mao Livehouse – Shanghai, ROC
Formed in the early ’00s, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU has spent the last decade and a half touring the planet relentlessly between recording studio albums and core members Jeremy Galindo and Chris King scoring various films, television, culinary, and other creative entertainment projects in their relative downtime.
The band initially broke in the United Kingdom when their 2006 debut album Young Mountain was proclaimed “Album Of The Year” in Rock Sound by (then) editor Darren Taylor, igniting curiosity, interest, and touring opportunities unimaginable to that point.
2008’s self-titled album ushered in an era where the band truly grew a global fanbase, as the record remains their top-grossing title to date and the band was able to graduate to headliner status in large venues everywhere. Toward the end of the album’s initial cycle, Hollywood and the entertainment world at large came calling in a major way, largely sparked by Brad Pitt and director Bennett Miller’s passionate enthusiasm for the band. The duo initially paired THIS WILL DESTROY YOU’s “The Mighty Rio Grande” to five crucial acts in 2011’s Moneyball, with “Villa Del Refugio” then going into Pitt’s subsequent World War Z and Miller’s next film Foxcatcher. The licensing landscape exploded from there, as the band and the first two albums were represented across all major sporting events (Super Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup, Wimbledon, ESPYS, et al), cultural shifts (the UFC’s rollout package for Ronda Rousey), Hollywood’s biggest night (see: Tom Cruise introducing the nominees and awarding “Best Picture” over “The Mighty Rio Grande” at the 2012 Oscars), and numerous Emmy-award winning dramas on television.
2011 saw a change in rhythm section and an experiment in the darker capacities of the band. Tunnel Blanket features the most raw and visceral material in the band’s catalog. The band stayed on the road (including a meaningful run in direct support of Deftones), issued a triple live album (2013’s Live In Reykjavik, Iceland), and began formulating what would become 2014’s Another Language album, an exemplar of the band and producer John Congleton’s studio prowess.
From 2016-2018, the band was able to successfully stage special tenth anniversary shows and tours celebrating Young Mountain and self-titled at high-capacity, sold out gigs around the globe, punctuated by being hand-picked by The Cure to perform in front of tens of thousands at the band’s fortieth anniversary concert in London’s historic Hyde Park. On the front end of that cycle, Galindo and King also managed to successfully pull off writing and recording the ambitious score to the most talked-about new restaurant of 2018, Los Angeles, Calfornia’s Vespertine.