This Will Destroy You are an instrumental quartet from the great state of Texas who play a cascading brand of cinematic rock music. Often compared and linked to purveyors of the “post-rock” sub-genre, the band has managed to transcend the tag and carve its own niche via a delicate and balanced infusion of electronics, strings, and an array of unconventional “rock” instrumentation over bombastic and receding harmony.
The journey began in 2004-2005 as 4 friends (Raymond Brown, Chris King, Jeremy Galindo, and Andrew Miller) began refining and piecing together a collection of songs that would become known as “Young Mountain,” originally intended as a demo to be sold at local shows. The recording immediately found its way onto the radar of Magic Bullet Records, where the band subsequently was signed and the demo quickly turned into one of 2006’s biggest Indie retail surprises.
2007 saw more of the same momentum, with the band getting their sea legs on the touring circuit, looping the U.S. before ever-amassing crowds of enthusiastic patrons excited to be finally witnessing “how those sounds are made” in person. They closed out the year by convening in a secluded house out on a private lake to pen what would become “S/T,” the highly anticipated follow-up to their kinetic debut.
Recorded and produced by John “Larry” Congleton, “S/T” was released on January 29, 2008 and the band (with Donovan Jones replacing future M.D. Raymond Brown on bass) hit the road hard, logging thousands of miles and embarking on a six week our of Europe. With no rest for the weary, This Will Destroy You came home for the first time in months and set to work on their half of “Field Studies,” a split 10” with long-time friends and traveling companions Lymbyc Systym, recorded in early July with Congleton once again behind the board.
The band has spent the last year on the road, touring Europe. This year alone their music has been heard in major motion pictures, commercials, and most recently a video for a non profit organization called Charity: Water which is currently the featured video on Youtube.