This Will Destroy You (album)

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This Will Destroy You
This Will Destroy You album.jpg
Studio album by This Will Destroy You
Released January 29, 2008
Recorded February 2007
Studio Pedernales Studios, Spicewood, Texas;
Nomad Studios, Dallas, Texas
Length 51:30
Label Magic Bullet
Producer John Congleton
This Will Destroy You chronology
Young Mountain
(2006)Young Mountain2006
This Will Destroy You
Field Studies
(2009)Field Studies2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Drowned in Sound(8/10)[3]
Rock Sound(9/10)[4]
StrangeGlue.com8/10 stars[5]

This Will Destroy You is the eponymous debut studio album by American avant-rock 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" was featured in the final scene of the CSI: Miami episode "Flight Risk", while "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. It was also used in the 2012 independent film The Diary of Preston Plummer starring Trevor Morgan. "The Mighty Rio Grande" was used: prominently throughout the 2011 film Moneyball; in a tribute video by American web-based production company Rooster Teeth to the late Monty Oum, creator of the popular web series RWBY, in February 2015; in the 2014 science-fiction film Earth to Echo; in the 2014 film Lone Survivor; in the 2015 film Room; and in the 2016 television show Lethal Weapon. "Villa Del Refugio" was featured in a World War Z scene.

In July 2017, a Line Rider track synchronised to the entire album was released on YouTube by Ben Harvey, who spent 272 hours in 18 months creating it.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by This Will Destroy You.

1."A Three-Legged Workhorse"9:12
2."Villa Del Refugio"7:06
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


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


  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. ^ Williamson, Aidan (November 30, 2007). "This Will Destroy You: S/T". Retrieved February 4, 2011.