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Published by admin on 10 Dec 2013

MUTOID MAN and THIS WILL DESTROY YOU featured on December 2013 Insound Mixtape

Screen shot 2013-12-10 at 9.53.33 PMFree music rules, right? Read about it in some article about how vinyl is back. Anyway, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU and MUTOID MAN are featured on Insound’s December 2013 Mixtape.

What does that even mean? It means you can download a live version of TWDY‘s “A Three Legged Workhorse” and MM‘s “Gnarcissist” for FREE right here. Enjoy and thanks to our friends at Insound!

Published by admin on 05 Nov 2013

Now in the webstore: THIS WILL DESTROY YOU “Live in Reykjavik, Iceland” 3xLP

mbl160-1Now in the webstore: THIS WILL DESTROY YOU Live in Reykjavik, Iceland 3xLP as a complete set of white, black, and grey vinyl.

Live in Reykjavik, Iceland features the entire, 11-song, 85 minute set from the band’s performance at Harpa Concert Hall, engineered by Finnur Hákonarson, mixed by Alex Bhore and Charlie Vela, and mastered by Alan Douches. The packaging was entirely illustrated and designed by band member Christopher Royal King. More information on the release is available here.

You can order now on:
• White/Black/Grey vinyl set

Whenever possible, please support your local record store by obtaining this record in person. And, if that’s not possible:

• United States: copies of the LP are available now in the webstore.

• Canada/World: copies of the 3xLP are available now from Dischord Direct.

Published by admin on 05 Nov 2013

Now in the webstore: THIS WILL DESTROY YOU | LYMBYC SYSTYM “Field Studies” split colors

mbl110-1blkorange mbl110-redorangeNow in the webstore: THIS WILL DESTROY YOU & LYMBYC SYSTYM Field Studies split LP on special two-tone vinyl colors.

This is the most recent pressing of the 2009 split album between two of the greatest contemporary instrumental bands on the scene. Recorded by John Congleton, mastered by Alan Douches, and with a layout by band members Christopher Royal King and Jared Bell, we’re honored to keep this one in print as demand continues to grow for both bands.

You can order now on:
• Orange/Black two-tone vinyl
• Red/Orange two-tone vinyl

If possible, please support your local record store by obtaining these records in person. And, if that’s not possible:

• United States: copies of the LP are available now in the webstore.

• Canada/World: copies of the LP are available now from Dischord Direct.

Published by admin on 05 Nov 2013

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU featured in “Bernie and Ernie” ESPN 30 for 30 film

130forbernieOn Tuesday, November 5, 2013, ESPN will air Bernie and Ernie, the latest installment in their critically-acclaimed and Emmy Award-winning 30 for 30 documentary series. Bernie and Ernie features THIS WILL DESTROY YOU‘s “The Mighty Rio Grande,” from 2008′s S/T album. The documentary also marks the fifth time the band has worked with brilliant director and creative mind Jason Hehir.

Bernie and Ernie airs at 8pm in the East. Please check local listings for more information and additional air times.

Published by admin on 14 Oct 2013

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU release “Their Celebrations” to benefit The Christopher Friedrich Memorial Fund (CASPIAN)

On August 25, 2013, the world lost a good soul in the human form of Christopher Friedrich, who passed away unexpectedly that afternoon. In the years he was with us, many had the privilege of meeting and knowing him personally, while even more got to know him via his wonderful music in the band CASPIAN. Ever since encountering Chris and his mates early on in both band’s lives, the true bonds of friendship, love, and respect between CASPIAN and THIS WILL DESTROY YOU have run strong throughout the years, now even stronger after having lost such an important member of the extended family.

Sadly and tragically, Chris also leaves behind his widow Nadia Hajjar, whom he had just married four months before his passing. We can not fathom what Nadia must be enduring to go from such pure elation and happiness to completely having the world fall out from under her feet in such a sudden and unforgiving chain of events.

To assist in a time of such devastation, the families of Christopher Friedrich and Nadia Hajjar have established The Christopher Friedrich Memorial Fund. Anyone reading this can contribute directly here:

• http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/christopher-friedrich-memorial-fund/83932

To help in our own way, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU and Magic Bullet Records are currently offering the non-album song “Their Celebrations” to the public in exchange for donations to the fund. All proceeds from the sale of this track will benefit Nadia Hajjar in the wake of her loss.

The track can streamed and downloaded here: 

• http://magicbulletrecords.bandcamp.com/album/their-celebrations

Thank you for considering. Thank you for listening.

Published by admin on 20 Nov 2012

Special edition : THIS WILL DESTROY YOU “Young Mountain” BLACK POLLEN LP

Now in the webstore : THIS WILL DESTROY YOU Young Mountain LP : special, limited BLACK POLLEN edition.

While sorting through the latest repress of Young Mountain, I found a special “strain” within the batch that was insanely cool. I separated all of them from the rest of the colors and ended up with a limited amount that I’m calling the BLACK POLLEN edition.

These particular records are rather sinister looking. To the naked eye, they appear largely black, with bursts of what seems like yellow “pollen” throughout. The patterns are all over the place and each is unique to itself… BUT, when held to the light, a whole new presentation emerges, as what was once black now turns an almost deep gold… and other colors and patterns begin to present themselves. There’s a lot going on with these…

In keeping with the dark theme, I repackaged all of these with black dust sleeves (as opposed to standard white). They come with the white ink/kraft stock variant cover and an Mp3 download of the entire album.

Quantities are extremely limited!

Available in the webstore. Act now or forever hold your peace.

Published by admin on 20 Nov 2012

Repress : THIS WILL DESTROY YOU “Young Mountain” LP

Now in the webstore : THIS WILL DESTROY YOUYoung Mountain LP.

This is yet another back catalog title where we’re eternally grateful that it simply never stops selling and, in fact, seems to gain momentum with every month. It’s sometimes hard to keep on top of the demand, but it’s certainly one of those “good problems to have,” as they say.

So let’s get into the details on this latest incarnation, as this is the one where we change up the variables with every pressing.

Vinyl colors on this one are:

• GREEN
• SMOKED OUT (this one completely rules!)
• TIE DYE
and
• BLACK POLLEN (limited edition/presentation – see entry above)

This time around, we printed thick white ink on top of kraft/natural paper stock for the covers. An MP3 download card of the entire album is also inside the package.

Like all previous pressings, it’s likely that we won’t ever revisit this color scheme, so once the white/kraft combo is gone, it’s likely gone forever.

Per usual,  we don’t release pressing numbers on our stuff, so please simply choose whichever color(s) you personally dig and please be sure to actually listen to your purchase.

There’s a bunch of THIS WILL DESTROY YOU news and recordings coming in 2013, so keep it tuned here as the weeks go by.

Copies of this album are now available in the webstore. Thanks for your support.

Published by admin on 20 Nov 2012

Repress : THIS WILL DESTROY YOU “S/T” 2xLP

Now in the webstore: THIS WILL DESTROY YOU S/T 2xLP.

We lost count long ago, but here’s yet another pressing of this incredible self-titled double album from the great THIS WILL DESTROY YOU.

There’s three color breakdowns this time around and they are as follows:

• AQUA & PINK
• GREEN & YELLOW
• PURPLE & THC

Each record is going to vary from the pictures shown, so don’t get married to any hue in particular and please keep that in mind when ordering.

All other aspects are the same as previous pressings : same “spirit animal” cover with same standard finish, same insert, same center labels, and each copy still comes with a free MP3 download of the album at no charge.

Of note: Chris from the band and I have been talking for a while about retiring this cover and switching it over to something more in line with how the CD version looks. That being the case, this might be the final pressing with the animals on the cover! You’ve been warned and are, of course, welcome to stock up accordingly.

Per usual,  we don’t release pressing numbers on our stuff, so please simply choose whichever color(s) you personally dig and please be sure to actually listen to your purchase.

There’s a bunch of THIS WILL DESTROY YOU news and recordings coming in 2013, so keep it tuned here as the weeks go by.

Copies of this album are now available in the webstore.

Thanks for your support.

 

Published by admin on 14 Nov 2012

Steve Buscemi x This Will Destroy You x Magic Bullet Records for Friends of Firefighters, Inc. (Hurricane Sandy relief efforts)

This Will Destroy You and Magic Bullet Records are proud to join the great Steve Buscemi and his wife Jo in their campaign to raise relief funds for the tireless firefighters that have battled Hurricane Sandy and her aftermath, all while having their own homes destroyed and personal lives turned completely upside down. Please watch the above video created by Steve and Jo, featuring TWDY’s song “They Move on Tracks of Never-Ending Light.” If you have the means, please consider a donation to Friends of Firefighters, Inc. Mr. Buscemi (a former firefighter in NYC) will be personally seeing to it that all funds get to where they need to go.

Additionally, Magic Bullet Records will be donating all proceeds of the digital download sales of the song for the entirety of November to Friends of Firefighters. The song can be found in iTunes and all digital resellers worldwide.

To donate directly to Friends of Firefighters, please use this link:
http://www.friendsoffirefighters.org/

Thank you.

Published by admin on 16 Mar 2012

Repress : THIS WILL DESTROY YOU “S/T” 2xLP

Now in the webstore: THIS WILL DESTROY YOU S/T 2xLP (BAJILLIONTH PRESS – I’ve literally lost count at this point).

On the heels of “The Mighty Rio Grande” being featured throughout and closing out the “Best Picture” montage at the Oscars this year, you might suspect that we might have experienced a spike in sales.

That would be putting it lightly.

Within 24 hours of broadcast, every single copy of S/T was sold out from both us and our distributors worldwide. Emergency represses of both formats had to be implemented immediately. CD’s were back in circulation within a week of the show and now a fresh shipment of the vinyl is upon us.

While most of this pressing was sent over to our distributors for retail, we’ve held onto a good amount to take care of direct-from-label mailorder demand. So if you’ve been waiting to order since the big show, thanks for your patience.

Colors for this pressing include (top to bottom):
• Grape Taffy & French Mustard
• Grey/Pink
• Cherry Taffy & French Mustard

You’ll have to guess on whether one edition is rarer than the other. We will not answer any email messages concerning “pressing info,” so please don’t bother. If you like a color combination, get it. If you don’t like a color combination, don’t get it… simple.

Either way, given how fast every pressing of this album tends to sell, and given how many new fans have gotten into the band post-Moneyball and post-Oscars, be sure not to sleep on this pressing if you were thinking about picking up a copy.

To order this 2xLP, head on over to the webstore.

Other represses, restocks, and new releases in the distro section of the webstore:
• CONVERGE “Jane Doe” 2xLP
• CONVERGE “You Fail Me” LP
• CONVERGE “Unloved & Weeded Out” LP
• DAY OF MOURNING “Your Future’s End” LP
• DOOMRIDERS “Darkness Come Alive” LP
• GIVE UP THE GHOST “Background Music” LP
• GIVE UP THE GHOST “We’re Down ‘Til We’re Underground” LP
• LOMA PRIETA “I.V.”
• PULLING TEETH “Funerary” LP
• RESURRECTION “I Am Not: The Discography” 2xLP
• ROSES NEVER FADE “Fade to Black” LP
• TOUCHÉ AMORÉ “Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me” LP

Published by admin on 04 Mar 2012

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU “The Mighty Rio Grande” featured over “Best Picture” montage at 84th annual Oscars / Academy Award ceremony

In a surprise moment that truly bowled over the band and label alike, the producers of the 84th Annual Academy Awards (aka the Oscars) edited and cued the entire “Best Picture” nominee montage (essentially, the climax of the show) to “The Mighty Rio Grande,” from THIS WILL DESTROY YOU‘s S/T album. Prior to broadcast, we were aware that the music would be used in conjunction with any wins and specific coverage of Moneyball (the song appears five times in the film and in the official trailer), but none of us had any clue that the entire show would climax and close out to the song.

While it would be far more hip to put forth an air that we didn’t care about such a big, “stupid industry” award show, the fact of the matter is that the band, label, and everyone involved with that song and album were touched and blown away to see the song utilized in such a surreal and special moment that was shared with many people all around the world. Thanks to all involved with the production of the show and thanks to everyone who tuned in and had such nice things to say.

For those that missed it, here’s an archive clip we found on the web. Skip ahead to ~15:50. Tom Cruise introduces the piece, the music hits, and then last the duration of  the nominee feature. Enjoy:
THIS WILL DESTROY YOU “The Mighty Rio Grande” featured on the 84th Annual Oscars show

Published by admin on 17 Feb 2012

REPRESS : THIS WILL DESTROY YOU “YOUNG MOUNTAIN” LP

Now available in the webstore: THIS WILL DESTROY YOU Young Mountain LP (seventh press).

Once again, demand has warranted yet another pressing of THIS WILL DESTROY YOU‘s landmark debut LP Young Mountain.We’re thrilled to death that more and more new listeners discover this band every single day and we’re more than happy to be putting physical formats in the hands of everyone out there that wants a copy.

Per usual, we’ve changed up the cover color scheme yet again. This time around, the ink is a deep brown and was run atop Mr. French Dur-O-Tone Butcher Orange cover stock. All covers were printed/pulled by hand. Vinyl colors are all over the place, but we’ve narrowed them down into three succinct families: ashen, coral, and mulberry.

These are of course fancy ways of saying: dark grey, orange, and dark purple.

The music remains the same: absolutely fucking perfect and painfully gorgeous. We’ve of course included a complimentary digital download coupon of the entire album inside every copy.

If you plan on seeing the band on their current tour, be sure to pick one  of these up in person. Otherwise, we’ve got you handled here.

Thanks to all supporters of this record both past, present, and future. It’s been an amazing ride and it means everything to both the band and label that people still want this thing.

To order this LP, head on over to the webstore.

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