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Listen to Destruction Unit’s new single, “The World on Drugs”

on July 09, 2013, 6:24pm

destructiounitcover Listen to Destruction Units new single, The World on Drugs

Back in May, Tempe, AZ’s Destruction Unit pulverized our Top MP3s of the Week with “Sonic Pearl”, an unrelenting and oppressive blend of noise-rock that’s as hot as the mid-noon sun of their hometown. But as a fellow resident, I’m more than aware of not only the heat, but the general air of nihilism that permeates: maybe it’s the overwhelming cultural domination of sports and/or ASU, or just a proximity to the sketchier parts of Mesa, but it’s easy to feel angry and isolated in this city. And while I can’t say for certain if the band feels similarly, or if they champion the city of maroon and gold, those sentiments are evident on the band’s new single, “The World on Drugs”.

At its core, the single is a slice of lo-fi punk, with frontman Ryan Rosseau’s slacker-Elvis croon buried under a black sea of snarling guitars and frantic drum work. But where the song becomes especially violent and lethal is in the build. It’s a profound bit of aural angst and a mighty declaration from the band, one that says, “We want to watch the world crack under our boot heels.” How’s that for a fight song, Sun Devils?

“The World on Drugs” is the lead single from the band’s latest album, Deep Trip, due out August 20th via Sacred Bones. The eight-track effort was recorded at NY’s Vacation Island by The Men’s Ben Greenberg. (The band’s Two Strong Hits 7″ is due out July 16th via Suicide Squeeze Records).

In support of both efforts, the band will be on tour in the U.S. and Europe this summer/fall. Consult their full schedule below.

Deep Trip Tracklist:
01. The World On Drugs
02. Slow Death Sounds
03. Bumpy Road
04. God Trip
05. Final Flight
06. The Holy Ghost
07. Control the Light
08. Night Loner

Destruction Unit 2013 Tour Dates:
08/23 – San Diego, CA @ VOID
08/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Complex
08/26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Hemlock
08/28 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
08/29 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
08/31 – Vancouver, BC @ Sun Fest $
09/01 – Boise, ID @ The Crux
09/03 – Denver, CO @ 7th Street Arts Collective
09/07 – Detroit, MI @ Trinosophes @
09/08 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
09/9 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
09/11 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge +
09/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie +
09/14 – Washington DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel +
09/15 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery +
09/17 – Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone +
09/18 – Athens, GA @ Caledonia +
09/19 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 +#
09/22 – Houston, TX @ Mangos +
09/24 – Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios+
09/25 – Memphis, TN @ Gonerfest 10
10/09 – Berlin, DE @ West Germany
10/11 – Stockholm, DE @ Southside
10/12 – Goteborg, SE @ Koloni
10/14 – Copenhagen, DK @ Stengade
10/15 – Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
10/16 – Hannover, DE@ Sturmglocke
10/17 – Uthrect, NL @ DB’s
10/18 – Harlem, NL @ Patronaat
10/20 – Kortrijk, BE @ The Pit’s
10/29 – Barcelona, ES @ Lupita del Raval
10/30 – Madrid, ES @ Wurlitzer Ballroom
10/31 – Libson, PT @ ZDB
11/01 РGuimar̢es, PT @ TBA
11/02 – Bermeo, ES @ Beleza Malandra Ateneo Kulturala
11/03 – Vitoria, ES @ Ibu Host
11/07 – Roma, IT @ Dal Verme
11/08 – Verona, IT @ White Rabbit
11/09 – Luzern. CH @ Sudpol
11/12 – Wien, AT @ Arena (Sacred Bones showcase with Follakzoid)
11/14 – Karlsruhe, DE @ Alte Hackerei

@ = w/ Human Eye
+ = w/ Ukiah Drag
# = w/ Pop 1280
$ = w/ Nu Sensae

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