This Will Destroy You (album)

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This Will Destroy You
This Will Destroy You album.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 29, 2008
RecordedFebruary 2007
StudioPedernales Studios, Spicewood, Texas;
Nomad Studios, Dallas, Texas
LabelMagic Bullet
ProducerJohn Congleton
This Will Destroy You chronology
Young Mountain
This Will Destroy You
Field Studies
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 second 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; in the 2016 television show Lethal Weapon; and in a Verizon commercial that played during Super Bowl LIII. "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 Bevibel Harvey, who spent 272 hours over 18 months creating it.

Track listing[]

All tracks are 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. Archived from the original on October 10, 2012. 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.

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