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This Will Destroy You vinyl out now

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After a very drawn out and expensive customs battle they are finally here… the AUS/NZ 2xLP vinyl pressing of Texan instrumental quartet This Will Destroy You‘s third album Tunnel Blanket. Looking absolutely beautiful, these are shipping immediately from our online store. Retail stores will also have it available over the next few weeks. If not, please ask your favorite store to carry it!

The Hobbledehoy 2xLP 1st press is on clear vinyl with a black haze, gatefold jacket, includes an MP3 code and is limited to 269 hand-numbered copies. A CD digipak is also available.

Finally, thank you to everyone who pre-ordered and best of luck to you on winning that elusive test-pressing!

Purchase Tunnel Blanket (ships from Australia)
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Owen Chicago Series: Live On His Front Porch

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Since Owen‘s upcoming album, Ghost Town, is about to come out next month, Mike Kinsella’s friend Craig Shimala is filming a series of live videos where Mike plays each song off the album in a different location in Chicago. The first video of “Too Many Moons” was just posted today. Check it out above and be sure to follow the Owen YouTube channel to see the others as they get posted leading up to Ghost Town‘s release on November 11th.

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New In Store: Hobble Logo Watch

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The epitome of elegance and fine taste, a Hobbledehoy wrist-watch encapsulates your musical refinement in a single plastic time-piece. Great for dinner parties, high-powered corporate meetings and those rowdy punk rock shows. Put a smile on your dial. Packaged in a neat box with soft pillow cushion & accompanied by a Hobbledehoy sticker. This is a limited edition item…

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MONEYBALL opens to $20.7 million & #1 in USA

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Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, and Philip Seymour-Hoffman, opened this past Friday nationally in the USA to critical acclaim – debuting at #1 top spot and grossing $20.7 million. The film’s narrative is driven heavily by the piece “The Mighty Rio Grande” by This Will Destroy You, from the album S/T on Magic Bullet. The song is featured 5 times throughout the film and drives the official theatrical trailer (see below).

Australia will be privy to a cinema release November 10 2011.

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Pre-Order: Owen – Ghost Town – Vinyl Limited Edition

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Special Hobbledehoy 180g vinyl edition w/ Bonus track
1st press limited to 100 hand-numbered copies + MP3 coupon

Coming November 11, 2011 – Ghost Town features some of Owen‘s loudest, rock-leaning moments to date. As he reveals, “I recorded most of the drums last August, right in the middle of all the Cap’n Jazz shows, so I’m sure I was hitting the drums a little harder at the time than I have in years.”

Another step toward a new musical direction should come as no surprise to those who have followed Owen‘s songwriting evolution from sparse acoustic offerings (on his self-titled debut) to lush, string-filled arrangements (At Home With Owen, New Leaves).

Ghost Town is an absolutely stellar effort from Mike, I’m enjoying the album on an entirely different level from his previous records. The artwork is brilliant, songs are distinctly more energetic, can you believe this is album #6? Hobbledehoy pressing includes a bonus Wilco cover, a very limited 1st pressing of just 100 hand-numbered copies on black 180g vinyl and paired with a MP3 download coupon.

Free MP3: Owen – I Believe
Pre-Order: $19.99 Owen – Ghost Town LP

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VIDEO: Lymbyc Systym debut new song live

VIDEO: Lymbyc Systym debut new song live

On their recently completed tour of Asia, Brooklyn brotherly duo Lymbyc Systym premiered a new song titled ‘In Transit‘ from their forthcoming album. While that’s still a little while away, some can take comfort in the fact the band’s lastest full-length Shutter Release will finally see a vinyl LP release later this month from your friends at Hobbledehoy. Stay tuned!

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In Stores Today: This Will Destroy You – Tunnel Blanket CD

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The brilliant third album Tunnel Blanket from Texan’s This Will Destroy You is available in Australian / New Zealand stores from today on CD Digipak! 2xLP coming late September.

Order Now: Online Orders includes Free Poster
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Tunnel Blanket delivers the epic-in-scope soundscapes that followers of its makers’ previous recordings are accustomed to, but presents them in new lights – where once the sun shone down bright upon immediate tropes and traits, now their work is better suited to distant starlight, casting changeable shadows across vistas of inspired, ambitious amplification. This is not an album to pick through in search of bold hooks and instant melodies. It is an ever-shifting, always moving work, which seems to evolve before the listener – spidery guitar lines feeling their way forth like vines scrambling up trunks in time-lapse photography.

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This Will Destroy You Track In Moneyball Trailer

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Adding to an already exhaustive catalog of song appearances in feature films, documentaries, surf videos, the Beijing Olympics, a disaster briefing at The Pentagon (yes, the Pentagon)… Texas’ group This Will Destroy You can tick a Brad Pitt film trailer from their bucket list.

Originally a book by Michael Lewis, the film is directed by Bennett Miller and due out in cinemas September 2011. Alongside Brad Pitt the film also stars Robin Wright, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The track Threads from the bands 2008 album S/T starts at 1:27 in the trailer – View it here.

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This Will Destroy You join Hobbledehoy

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I am very proud to announce San Marcos, TX four-piece This Will Destroy You are releasing their brilliant third full-length Tunnel Blanket with Hobbledehoy in Australia / New Zealand on CD (in stores August 1 2011) and 2xLP (available late September 2011). You can stream the album in full at BandCamp.

With acclaim from critics and fans alike pouring in overnight, songs from the first record Young Mountain quickly found marriage to various licensing projects across film, television, web, and video projects the world over, and the album quickly shot up both indie retail and iTunes charts. To fully illustrate the fever pitch of the moment, even the Pentagon was caught up in the hysteria, using two songs in a disaster preparedness presentation held before the nation’s top military brass in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Upon release of their second full-length S/T, the band continued to loop North America in between several lengthy stints in the UK and Europe, pausing only to issue a few EP’s (2009’s Field Studies – a split with recent additions to the Hobbledehoy family Lymbyc Systym, 2010’s Moving on the Edges of Things and Communal Blood).

Tunnel Blanket is the third proper full length from This Will Destroy You. It is the product of over two years of having the abyss stare back at the creator and, in turn, the creators lashing back at it with everything they’ve got. While previous albums managed to strike a universal chord of human hope and near-optimism toward the future, Tunnel Blanket is the darker and more intricate sides of human emotion, grief, and tragedy.

This is not an album to pick through in search of bold hooks and instant melodies. Whereas Young Mountain and S/T could be played in bookstores, coffee shops, and surfing videos, Tunnel Blanket commands and provides entire immersion between the recording and the listener. This is not background music and you’re not going to play it at family gatherings (save for perhaps a particularly dark funeral). But there is still beauty in the record. In fact, this could easily be described as the most beautiful album the band has ever made.

CD format available in stores nationally from August 1 2011, packaged in an uncoated card digipak. The deluxe vinyl will be a beautiful 2xLP gatefold, also printed on uncoated card, coloured vinyl (clear with black haze) and be accompanied by an MP3 coupon. 1st press limited to 250 copies, each individually hand-numbered – available late September 2011.

Buy Tunnel Blanket CD / Pre-Order 2xLP

Stream the entire album below