This Will Destroy You

Young Mountain (Magic Bullet)

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This Will Destroy You

Young Mountain (Magic Bullet)

San Marcos instrumental quartet This Will Destroy You might, but it won't surprise you. Their self-pressed debut is immediately familiar, emotional, steady. Re-released last summer, Young Mountain is, simply put, post-rock done tight. You know when to take a deep breath – and when to stop breathing. Few musicians offer chops to communicate through riff and rhythm alone, and those who do usually can't in nine minutes or less. TWDY is a modern version of Explosions in the Sky, just as poignant and powerful but more experimental, adding electronics to "Grandfather Clock" and strings to aching closer "There Are Some Remedies Worse Than Disease." Six tracks in 36 minutes just isn't enough. They might be derivative, but dammit if we don't want more. (Friday, March 16, Maggie Mae's, 8pm)

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