Sound Impression: Go Mirage by To Destroy a City [n5MD]

On their first two albums Chicago-based trio To Destroy a City introduced us to a sophisticated and exhilarating sound forged from layers of guitars, synths & pianos and driven by electronic beat production intertwined with live percussion. In two weeks when they roll out their third record entitled Go Mirage, fans and new listeners alike will be treated to not only their most stunning sonic tapestries yet, but an inspired new vocal dimension which does no harm whatsoever to their post rock pedigree.

“This follow-up to 2014’s post-rock paragon SUNLESS has an added immediacy due to the soaring nature of guitarist Michael Marshall’s step toward the mic…Idealists might bark that To Destroy A City can’t continue to fly the post-rock flag with such a vocalic album. The enlightened will find that the addition of vocals places the band as contemporaries to artists such as Caspian, Mogwai, and Album Leaf which have effectively used vocals as key components in their music.” – n5MD

Marshall’s slightly hushed, shoegazy vocal style fits the band’s heady sound like a sleek, stylish glove as he manages to add a raw immediacy to the songs while seamlessly integrating into the beautifully constructed sonic layers. The band’s sense of melody, timing, and dynamics are nothing less than impeccable as Go Mirage shakes, shimmers, and soars from start to finish. This is pure ear candy with the right amount of grit and gravitas to make you want to listen loud and often.

Go Mirage is out Oct. 20th on compact disc and two striking 180gm vinyl edtions – oxblood and transparent yellow.

Links:  Bandcamp (CD/LP/DL)  |  n5MD Artist Page TDAC on the web