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Landsacpe rock: This Will Destroy You @ Neumos 08.14.10

Local music scribe Heather Brammer caught instrumental rockers This Will Destroy You at Neumos last weekend. Here’s her thoughts about what went down at the show:

Who likes instrumental, landscape-y space rock?  I do! I do!  So naturally I was excited when I found out that This Will Destroy You was playing because every time they’ve supported an act that’s come to Seattle, they only play southern states!  I’ve been a fan for a few years and finally I got to see them live.

The band opened with the slow swelling of “Black Dunes”, a new song, but not overly unique in the genre of ambient guitar rock. It didn’t do too much for me. Next up (and better) was an older track, “There Are Some Remedies Worse Than The Disease”. Drums by Alex Bhore were dynamic and more upbeat, with a good guitar keen and a little screamy top note. Overall quality white noise. The set picked up even more on “Communal Blood”, a song with an urgent, tense tone. A bit scary, with the guitar building as a single voice. The whole stage briefly exploded with noise which ended with a single, rising pedal effect. The room was filled with the soothing reminiscent sound of the womb. You know, kind of like being trapped in an MRI machine. I don’t know about you, but I always find MRIs to be particularly pleasant.

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