This Will Destroy You (album)

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This Will Destroy You
Studio album by This Will Destroy You
Released January 29, 2008
Recorded February 2007, Perdenales Studios, Spicewood, Texas;
Nomad Studios, Dallas, Texas
Genre Post-rock
Length 51:30
Label Magic Bullet
Producer John Congleton
This Will Destroy You chronology
Young Mountain
(2006)
This Will Destroy You
(2008)
Field Studies
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk (90%)[1]
Decibel (8/10)[2]
Drowned in Sound (8/10)[3]
Rock Sound (9/10)[4]
The Silent Ballet 6/10 stars[5]
StrangeGlue.com 8/10 stars[6]

This Will Destroy You is the eponymous first studio album by the American band This Will Destroy You. It was released on January 29, 2008 through Magic Bullet Records.

The vinyl version of the album was pressed on red, blue and white vinyl and contains a quote from the television series Deadwood ("I may have fucked my life up flatter than hammered shit, but I stand before you today beholden to no human cocksucker") etched around the center label.

"Burial on the Presidio Banks" is featured in the final scene of CSI: Miami episode "Flight Risk".

"They Move on Tracks of Never-Ending Light" was used as part of an NBC introductory film narrated by Tom Brokaw which overviews Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

"The Mighty Rio Grande" is used prominently throughout the 2011 film Moneyball.

"Villa Del Refugio" was featured in a scene in World War Z.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by This Will Destroy You. 

No. Title Length
1. "A Three-Legged Workhorse"   9:12
2. "Villa Del Refugio"   7:06
3. "Threads"   5:41
4. "Leather Wings"   3:30
5. "The Mighty Rio Grande"   11:18
6. "They Move on Tracks of Never-Ending Light"   6:59
7. "Burial on the Presidio Banks"   7:44
Total length:
51:30

Personnel[edit]

This Will Destroy You
Additional musicians
  • Stephanie McVeigh - cello (tracks 1, 5 and 7)
Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Solomon, Blake (January 30, 2008). "This Will Destroy You: This Will Destroy You". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved February 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ Smith, Rod. "This Will Destroy You: This Will Destroy You" (JPEG). Decibel (Philadelphia: Red Flag Media Inc). ISSN 1557-2137. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ Diver, Mike (March 27, 2008). "This Will Destroy You: This Will Destroy You". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved February 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ Taylor, Darren (January 2008). "Reviews: Album of the Month. This Will Destroy You: This Will Destroy You" (JPEG). Rock Sound (105) (London). p. 79. ISSN 1465-0185. Retrieved February 2, 2011. 
  5. ^ Volz, Jordan (January 25, 2008). "This Will Destroy You: This Will Destroy You". thesilentballet.com. Retrieved February 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ Williamson, Aidan (November 30, 2007). "This Will Destroy You: S/T". strangeglue.com. Retrieved February 4, 2011.