Not Quite Metal?

…AND THIS TOUR WILL DESTROY YOU

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Despite what their name might suggest, This Will Destroy You are by no means a metal band. But I first read about them in Decibel and have subsequently fallen in love with them, so I’m taking a cue from Albert Mudrian and company and writing about them anyway.

So. Like I said – not at all metal. They make quiet (no pun intended), achingly beautiful, and, at least to my way of hearing them, often incredibly depressing music – but, like, depressing in the best possible way. You know how sometimes you hear a piece of music and you’re like, “How is it that random sounds artfully pieced together can trigger such emotions within me?” Pretty much everything I’ve ever heard by TWDY is that way. These dudes are magic. (Also not hurting my ardor for them: they write great songs to vaporize to.)

I’ve yet to see these dudes live, but it looks like I’ll get to remedy that little problem in the coming weeks – Lambgoat tells me they’re heading out on tour. Now, the risk with a band like this is always that their live show will be really boring, but I’m optimistic in this instance because, well, like I said, I really, really like this band.

Complete list of dates after the jump.

5/26 Denton, TX @ The Boiler Room
5/27 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
5/28 Shreveport, LA @ Silver Lake Ballroom
5/29 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
5/30 Tampa, FL @ New World Brewery
6/1 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbit’s
6/2 Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
6/3 Newport, KY @ Southgate House
6/4 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
6/5 Toronto, ON @ Rivoli Cabaret
6/6 Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
6/7 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
6/8 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
6/9 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
6/10 Washington, DC @ DC9
6/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
6/12 Charlottesville, VA @ Random Row Books
6/13 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
6/15 Charleston, SC @ The Oasis
6/16 Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
6/17 Nashville, TN @ The End
6/18 New Orleans, LA @ Saturn Bar
6/19 Houston, TX @ Mango’s

-AR

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