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Published by admin on 02 Nov 2016

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU: The A.V. Club Premieres Previously Unreleased Track From Instrumental Rock Collective; Young Mountain Tenth Anniversary Reissue To Be Unveiled Next Month + Special Live Dates Loom

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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.

Magic Bullet will be celebrating this groundbreaking offering with a special reissue. Set for release next month, Young Mountain will be re-released on CD, digitally, and vinyl, and includes a previously-unheard song entitled “Sleep” recorded during the tracking of the album but omitted from the original pressing.

The lost track is currently streaming at The A.V. Club crowing it, “one of the most concise pieces the band compiled for the record. It’s a short, sweeping song that offers a glimpse at the larger peaks found throughout Young Mountain proper.”

Hear “Sleep,” courtesy of The A.V. Club at THIS LOCATION

Young Mountain will see CD and digital release on November 4th, 2016 and on vinyl (featuring copper metallic inks and a UV gloss flood across a traditional LP jacket) on November 18th, 2016 via Magic Bullet Records. For CD preorders go HERE. Wax lovers to go THIS LOCATION

To wrap up 2016, the band and label have chosen to commemorate the ten-year mark via a series of live shows wherein the band will perform Young Mountain in its entirety back-to-back with a full performance of 2008’s self-titled album.

“I hadn’t heard Young Mountain or This Will Destroy You in years,” reflects guitarist Jeremy Galindo, “After listening through again, I felt oddly connected to it in a way that I wasn’t expecting. It reminded me of the beginning, before we had any clue we would achieve all we have in the past decade. It wasn’t nostalgia that I was feeling… more like listening to the albums for the first time. I really enjoyed that experience and am excited to perform these two albums that got us to where we are today.”

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU Ten-Year Anniversary Shows:
11/04/2016 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
11/05/2016 Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA [sold out]
11/12/2016 Barracuda – Austin, TX
11/18/2016 Metro – Chicago, IL – Metro
11/20/2016 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY [sold out]
11/21/2016 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY

Young Mountain captures THIS WILL DESTROY YOU during a chronological window of youth, energy, and wide-eyed optimism that could never be replicated. A purity of sonic intentionality and unhinged vigor runs continuously throughout all of Young Mountain’s tracks, imbuing each piece with moments of both reserved fragility and glorious abandon that are decimated by walls of sound that could overpower jet engines.

Now, standing on the other side, we see that what began as an unassuming group of friends recording music in San Antonio, Texas was in fact the point of departure for a decade-long journey; one that would take THIS WILL DESTROY YOU across continuous tours over four continents, that would lead to international acclaim and a celebrated discography, and one that is yet to end.

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Published by admin on 15 Oct 2016

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU “Young Mountain (10th Anniversary Edition)” LP out November 18, 2016

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Published by admin on 06 Oct 2016

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU “Young Mountain (10th Anniversary Edition)” CD | Digital out November 4, 2016

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Published by admin on 13 Jul 2016

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU Celebrates Ten-Year Anniversary Of Young Mountain Debut; Reissue Announced + Special Live Dates Confirmed

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On June 6th, 2006, Texas-bred instrumental rock ensemble THIS WILL DESTROY YOUunleashed their debut Young Mountain and never looked back. 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 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 still continues to permeate deeper into global consciousness to this day.

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU recently confirmed a short run of live dates this summer from August 23rd through August 28th with Minus the Bear as well as four special anniversary shows this November which will celebrate Young Mountain as well as the band’s self-titled studio album, also nearing its ten-year mark. The band will be playing both records in their entirety in November. See all confirmed dates below.

The band will be reissuing Young Mountain on CD and digitally on October 28th and on LP (date TBD) via Magic Bullet Records. The reissue edition will come with an original, never-before-heard bonus track “Sleep.” Preorders will be available in the coming months.

Additionally, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU recently launched an eBay charity auction where they auctioned off a special Young Mountain package that included the original drawing of the Young Mountain album cover by Christopher Royal King on a page torn from his geology notebook as well as the original limited cassette tape version of Young Mountain with fake fur casing made in 2005. The set was auctioned off for nearly $500 which was donated to the Equality Florida Go Fund Me to benefit the victims of the Pulse Nightclub attacks.

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THIS WILL DESTROY YOU w/ Minus The Bear:
8/23/2016 Wild Buffalo – Bellingham, WA
8/24/2016 Venue – Vancouver, BC
8/26/2016 Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA 2016 Suicide Squeeze 20th Anniversary Show
8/27/2016 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
8/28/2016 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
Ten-Year Anniversary Shows:
11/04/2016 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
11/05/2016 Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA
11/18/2016 Metro – Chicago, IL – Metro
11/20/2016 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY

No journey is understood or complete without a thorough examination of its point of departure. The band’s initial intention was never to press Young Mountain beyond their self-released, hand-made CDR batches made for live shows, content for the recording to simply remain a demo of their germinal efforts. Emphatically suggesting otherwise, Magic Bullet Records’ founder Brent Eyestone’s unrelenting enthusiasm convinced the original quartet of Christopher King, Jeremy Galindo, Raymond Brown, and Andrew Miller that Young Mountain should enjoy official CD and subsequent vinyl pressings (over a dozen and counting) and helped to amplify THIS WILL DESTROY YOU’s inaugural document far beyond the band’s humble aspirations. As a result, Young Mountain captures THIS WILL DESTROY YOU during a chronological window of youth, energy, and wide-eyed optimism that could never be replicated. A purity of sonic intentionality and unhinged vigor runs continuously throughout all of Young Mountain’s tracks, imbuing each piece with moments of both reserved fragility and glorious abandon that are decimated by walls of sound that could overpower jet engines.

Founding guitarist Christopher King reflects on their collective naiveté at the time, saying “we didn’t know what we were doing but it didn’t matter. We had no preconceptions, no expectations.” Fellow founding guitarist Jeremy Galindo concurs, “…look what it has achieved…and it could have never existed…that is, still, the most interesting thing about the album to me.”

Now, standing on the other side, we see that what began as an unassuming group of friends recording music in San Antonio, Texas, eventually moving North and solidifying in San Marcos, Texas was in fact the point of departure for a decade-long journey; one that would take THIS WILL DESTROY YOU across continuous tours over four continents, that would lead to international acclaim and a celebrated discography, and one that is yet to end.

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Published by admin on 23 Jan 2016

Now in the webstore: THIS WILL DESTROY YOU & LYMBYC SYSTYM “Field Studies” LP on translucent green

mbl110-1GREENNow in the webstore: THIS WILL DESTROY YOU & LYMBYC SYSTYM Field Studies LP on translucent green vinyl.

Originally recorded and released in 2009, this split LP between two of the best bands in the land continues to win ears and hearts around the globe. We’re happy to be keeping it in print over the past seven years!

• To order the LP online worldwide, please visit the Magic Bullet Webstore.
• To support this release digitally via iTunes, please visit the iTunes store.
• To support this release via Bandcamp, please visit our Bandcamp page.

Published by admin on 19 Mar 2015

Now in the webstore: THIS WILL DESTROY YOU “S/T” 2xLP on gold vinyl!

1twdy-goldNow in the webstore: THIS WILL DESTROY YOU S/T LP on gold vinyl.

Copies are also available at every show on the band’s current western US and Canada tour!

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 LP are available now from Dischord Direct.
• Stores/Distributors: please get your copies from Cobraside Distribution.

Published by admin on 19 Mar 2015

Now in the webstore: THIS WILL DESTROY YOU “Young Mountain” LP on GREEN vinyl!

1mbl081-1greenNow in the webstore: THIS WILL DESTROY YOU Young Mountain LP on green vinyl.

Copies are also available at every show on the band’s current western US and Canada tour!

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 LP are available now from Dischord Direct.
• Stores/Distributors: please get your copies from Cobraside Distribution.

Published by admin on 09 Mar 2015

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU nominated for 2015 A2IM Libera Award: “Best Sync” (“American Sniper”)

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU is nominated for “Best Sync” at the 2015 A2IM Libera Awards (aka “The Libbys”). The nomination comes for the song “The Mighty Rio Grande” driving various trailers for the incredibly successful “American Sniper” movie trailer campaign. We will find out winners June 25, 2015.

Published by admin on 08 Feb 2015

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU’s music sees more box office records shattered with “American Sniper”

10922881_419353341554665_3893421470925787726_nTHIS WILL DESTROY YOU continues to rack up shattered box office records from film trailers driven by their music. The most recent instance is “The Mighty Rio Grande” in the official “American Sniper” theatrical trailer and TV spots.

Directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, “American Sniper” more than doubled the previous record for 4-day take on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, broke all Super Bowl weekend records, had the largest January wide release opening of all time, and eclipsed all Christmas box office records for limited release.

The film is currently on pace to challenge “The Passion of Christ” as the top-grossing R-rated film of all time.

To read more on the box office phenomenon of “American Sniper,” please check out these articles and sites:

Variety
The Guardian
Box Office Mojo

Published by admin on 19 Nov 2014

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU’s “Villa del Refugio” currently featured in Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher,” in theaters now

Foxcatcher the latest film from director Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball) is in theaters now.

The song features THIS WILL DESTROY YOU‘s “Villa del Refugio” in the film and on the soundtrack. Foxcatcher marks the second time we’ve worked with Bennett on one of his films and we continue to be honored by his inclusion and enthusiasm toward the band.

Published by admin on 22 Apr 2014

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU Iceland back patches now available

1twdybackpatchNow available in the Magic Bullet Records merch store at Shirts & Destroy:

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU “Iceland” back patch

• Black canvas back patch
• White ink screenprint

Quantities are limited and exclusive to the merch store, so get your patch at:
http://shirtsanddestroy.com/magic_bullet_records

Thank you.

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!

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