This Will Destroy You with This Patch of Sky

November 10, 2018 - 9:00pm

On Saturday, November 10, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and University of Oregon Campus Radio 88.1 FM KWVA proudly welcome This Will Destroy You back to the WOW Hall along with Eugene’s own This Patch of Sky.

Post-rock band This Will Destroy You is touring in support of their new album New Others Part One, released September 28th via Dark Operative.  The band now consists of members Jeremy Galindo and Christopher King with the addition of drummer Robi Gonzalez.

New Others Part One contains seven tracks, all produced, engineered, and mixed by John Congleton, who is also responsible for their sophomore album released a decade ago.  The album captures the band in a familiar but evolved ethos wherein the memorable, melodic component present in their early work once again soars atop new sonic territories for the band and listener alike.           

The first single is “Go Away Closer”.

Formed in the early 00’s, This Will Destroy You have spent the last decade and a half touring the planet relentlessly between recording studio albums and scoring various films, television, culinary, and other creative entertainment projects in their relative downtime.  The band initially broke in the United Kingdom in spite of their home base at the time being almost 5,000 miles away.  The 2006 debut album Young Mountain was proclaimed “Album of the Year” in Rock Sound.  With 2008’s “Self-Titled” album, the band truly grew a global fanbase, and the record remains their top-grossing title to date.

Brad Pitt and director Bennett Miller initially paired TWDY’s “The Mighty Rio Grande” to five crucial acts in 2011’s Moneyball, with “Villa Del Refugio” then going into Pitt’s subsequent World War Z and Miller’s next film Foxcatcher.  The licensing landscape exploded from there, as the band and the first two albums were represented across all major sporting events (Super Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup, Wimbledon, ESPY’s, et al), cultural shifts (the UFC’s rollout package for Ronda Rousey), Hollywood’s biggest night (see: Tom Cruise introducing the nominees and awarding “Best Picture” over “The Mighty Rio Grande” at the 2012 Oscars), and numerous Emmy-award winning dramas on television.

2011 saw Tunnel Blanket, which features the most raw and visceral material in the band’s catalog.  The band issued a triple live album (2013’s Live in Reykjavik, Iceland), and formulated 2014’s Another Language -- an exemplar of the band and producer John Congleton’s studio prowess.  They were hand-picked by The Cure to perform in front of tens of thousands at the band’s 40th anniversary concert in London’s historic Hyde Park.

New Others Part One gives the impression that the band is moving forward without forgetting themselves,” states Spill Magazine.  “While the influence of electronic music on this change of sound is hard to miss, the band’s dedication to their instrumental expression instead of turning to production-based composition means that this feels more like an expansion of This Will Destroy You’s range than a foray into new territory.”

Revolver reports, “Fans of previous work know what to expect, with the band deviating from the chosen path slightly from record to record: post-rock leaning into the heavier and psychedelic end of things, all with a strong emotional core and a understanding of drama.  One minute it'll tug at your heart strings and the next you'll be banging your head.”

 

THIS PATCH OF SKY

 

This Patch Of Sky is an instrumental post-rock band from Eugene.  Their music is a gentle, spellbinding tapestry of sounds and emotions.  

Last year band members Kit Day, Joel Erickson, Joshua Carlton, Alex Abrams and Sean King released These Small Spaces – This Patch of Sky’s fourth full-length.  The nine-track album takes listeners on a dynamic journey that navigates from eerie, somber soundscapes into gentle tapestries that build effortlessly into grandiose, soaring compositions – creating a sonic masterpiece, where instruments alone create a powerful and universal language.

“As I’ve grown older, I look back on how music drastically changed, shaped, healed, and encouraged me as I grew up,” reveals guitarist Kit Day. “My goal as a musician is to create music that will be that same influence to others. Music is such a powerful force that we connect with deeply.”

These Small Spaces was produced and mixed by the esteemed Matt Bayles (Caspian, Minus The Bear, Russian Circles) and released  via Graphic Nature, an imprint label of Equal Vision Records.  These Small Spaces is the follow-up to This Patch of Sky’s self-titled release (LP, 2015), Heroes and Ghosts (LP, 2013), Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine (EP, 2012) and The Immortal, The Invisible (EP, 2011).

This Patch of Sky’s music has been prominently featured in numerous movies, documentaries, TV shows and commercials, as well as on some of today’s most popular and highly curated playlists.

“Our sets tend to be emotional, almost like a 45-minute soundtrack that doesn’t stop. Once we start playing, we don’t stop in-between songs,” notes Day.  “Everything flows together and generally provides emotions of every sort.  We’ve had many shows where people come up to us in tears after playing thanking us for putting them through a sort of cleansing process.  Since we don’t have words in our songs, we let the listener interpret each song to how they need to interpret it and connect.”

Tickets are $14 in advance, $16 day of show.  Doors open at 8:00 pm and showtime is 9:00.

 

 

 

 

Door Time: 
November 10, 2018 - 8:00pm
Cost: 
$14 Advance, $16 Day of Show