This Will Destroy You

Cat's Cradle Presents

This Will Destroy You

Steve Hauschildt

Tue Oct 23

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15

This event is all ages

This Will Destroy You
This Will Destroy You
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 core members Jeremy Galindo and Chris King 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. 2006’s debut album “Young Mountain” was proclaimed “Album of the Year” in Rock Sound by (then) editor Darren Taylor, igniting curiosity, interest, and touring opportunities unimaginable to that point. It was also during this time that the band’s label stateside began lining up synchronization opportunities that sowed the seeds for what was to come.

2008’s “Self-Titled” album ushered in an era where the band truly grew a global fanbase, as the record remains their top-grossing title to date and the band was able to graduate to headliner status in large venues everywhere. Toward the end of the album’s initial cycle, Hollywood and the entertainment world at large came calling in a major way, largely sparked by Brad Pitt and director Bennett Miller’s passionate enthusiasm for the band. The duo initially paired THIS WILL DESTROY YOU’s “The Mighty Rio Grande” to 5 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 a change in rhythm section and an experiment in the darker capacities of the band. “Tunnel Blanket” features the most raw and visceral material in the band’s catalog. The band stayed on the road (including a meaningful run in direct support of Deftones), issued a triple live album (2013’s “Live in Reykjavik, Iceland”), and began formulating what would become 2014’s “Another Language” album, an exemplar of the band and producer John Congleton’s studio prowess.

From 2016-2018, the band was able to successfully stage special 10th anniversary shows and tours celebrating “Young Mountain” and “Self-Titled” at high-capacity, sold out gigs around the globe, punctuated by being 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. On the front end of that cycle, Galindo and King also managed to successfully pull off writing and recording the ambitious score to the most talked-about new restaurant of 2018, Los Angeles, Calfornia’s Vespertine.

Rather than rest on the laurels of an enormous, two-year victory lap around the globe, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU will drop their fifth studio full-length album on September 28, 2018. Another full North American headlining tour follows in the biggest venues the band has carried to date with plenty more activity TBA.
Steve Hauschildt
Steve Hauschildt
Steve Hauschildt is an American electronic musician best known for co-founding the highly acclaimed Cleveland-based ambient trio Emeralds. Formed in 2006, the group (which consisted of Hauschildt along with guitarist Mark McGuire and fellow synthesizer guru John Elliott) were largely associated with the American noise/avant-garde underground, but their music largely eschewed abrasive sounds, instead crafting immersive, adventurous soundscapes highly reminiscent of Berlin-school/kosmische artists such as Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze. Hauschildt created a label called Gneiss Things in 2007, releasing music by Emeralds as well as his own solo works, in addition to releases by friends such as Oneohtrix Point Never, Sam Goldberg, and Pulse Emitter. Hauschildt released a few more limited cassettes and CD-Rs on labels such as Arbor and Deception Island, but unlike his bandmates, he didn't have an exhausting array of side projects and collaborations outside of Emeralds. The trio released several well-regarded albums, particularly 2009's What Happened (released by No Fun Productions) and 2010's Does It Look Like I'm Here? (on Editions Mego), and gigged immensely, including performances opening for Throbbing Gristle and Caribou.

In 2011, Hauschildt signed to Kranky as a solo artist and released his debut album in November: the shimmering, majestic double-LP Tragedy & Geometry. This was followed in November of 2012 by Sequitur, a shorter album that featured an increased presence of drum machines and bright synth-pop melodies; Emeralds' album Just to Feel Anything, released that same month, explored a similar direction. Emeralds disbanded in early 2013 after McGuire left the group; Hauschildt and Elliott initially announced plans to soldier on as a duo, but they subsequently decided to go their separate ways. Later during the year, Editions Mego released S/H, a lengthy double-CD collecting music from Hauschildt's personal archives. The collection's first disc consisted entirely of previously unreleased material recorded from 2010-2012, while the second disc stretched as far back as 2005, including rare tracks previously released only on limited cassettes and CD-Rs. In 2014, Hauschildt was invited to compile the first disc of Air Texture IV, a double-CD ambient compilation; he included selections by Heathered Pearls, Mirror to Mirror, Le Révélateur, and others, as well as two of his own new pieces. Hauschildt returned to Kranky in 2015 with Where All Is Fled, another expansive double-LP of sparkling, arpeggio-heavy ambient pieces in line with his debut album, but adding some new elements, such as atmospheric techno beats on the track "Aequus." A year later, Kranky released Hauschildt's fourth solo album, Strands.