To Destroy A City’s 2014 album SUNLESS was an hour-long epic of sonic diversity that interested many in the electronic and post-rock circles. The grandiose songwriting finds a gentle mix between both genres, and it truly is the best of both worlds. Their knack for combining powerful guitar passages and cinematic backdrops with digital arrangements made SUNLESS an instant classic, and we have been waiting to hear what TDAC have been working on since. Today, we at Arctic Drones are happy to premiere To Destroy A City’s new song, “Never To Return”.
“Never To Return” adds the welcoming addition of vocals to the expanding sound of Chicago-based outfit To Destroy A City, and to good effect. The vocals are provided by guitarist Michael Marshall, and they are yet another perfect layer to TDAC’s songwriting. 2017 shows the band 3 years stronger, creating equally poignant music with just the right amount of variation from previous efforts. The music is perhaps more structured this time around, but the songs still get plenty loud and heavy, and “Never To Return” attests to that. The climactic end finds guitar chords matched with soaring vocal melodies, an ambitious new front for a band well-versed in an array of sounds.
Their new album, Go Mirage, comes out in about two weeks on n5MD, a record label known for its stable of experimental electronic, ambient and post-rock acts; and if the single is any indication of what’s to come, expect to be unexpected. To Destroy A City don’t let their music lose its energy, which is why evolving their sound proves to be a challenging yet rewarding feat. Take one listen to the song above for now, and be ready for another album rich in atmosphere and melody.
Go Mirage will be released October 20, 2017 on vinyl, CD, and digital. Preorders are live now at TDAC Bandcamp page with an immediate download of “Never To Return”.
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