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by Bill Pearis
Some of you may remember early/mid-'00s Detroit-area band Thunderbirds Are Now!, who are in semi-permanent hibernation at the moment. Singer Ryan Allen is now in Destroy This Place which he co-fronts with former New Grenada member John Nelson and the line-up includes Allen's Friendly Foes bandmate Sean Sommer on drums. The band just released their eponymous second album which roars with crunchy, anthemic indie (the Allen songs), and big riff rock (via Nelson, who sounds a skooch like Ozzy at times). You can stream the whole album below.
Destroy This Place gig a lot in Michigan but don't make it out of the area that often, but the band are going on tour this summer, including a stop in NYC on June 29 at Death by Audio with Turing Machine, Shark? and Your Skull. All tour dates are listed below.
Destroy This Place -- 2013 Tour Dates
06.07.2013 @ The Loft, Lansing, MI w/ The People's Temple, Vandalay, & Animeaux
06.26.2013 @ Smiling Moose, Pittsburgh, PA w/ Sparrows, Breakfast & Glass Lungs
06.27.2013 @ DC9, Washington, DC w/ Tereu Tereu & Atlas At Last
06.28.2013 @ The Fire, Philadelphia, PA w/ By Surprise, Hurry, & Wigwams
06.29.2013 @ Death by Audio, Brooklyn, NY w/ Turing Machine, Shark? & Your Skull
07.25.2013 @ Happy Dog, Cleveland, OH w/ Classic Sand & Restless Habs
07.26.2013 @ Blind Bob's, Dayton w/ Oh Condor, Perhaps, & Brujas Del Sol
07.27.2013 @ TBA, Bloomington, IN w/ TBA
08.08.2013 @ Quarters, Milkwaukee, WI w/ Lamb's Legs & Body Futures
08.09.2013 @ Cause, Minneapolis, MN w/ SQUARES & American Rebels
08.10.2013 @ TBA, Chicago, IL w/ Tight Phantomz & Lifted Bells