Destruction Unit shares first single from LP + announces U.S. / European tour dates

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Thursday, July 11, 2013

Destruction Unit’s Two Strong Hits 7″ is due out on July 16th, but they also have an upcoming album Deep Trip coming August 20th on Sacred Bones. The band has now released the first single from that album, “The World on Drugs” and it’s a chaotic, noisy track that’s pretty damn cool. Following a U.S. tour beginning at the end of August Destruction Unit will head over to Europe, and you can check out the full list of dates below.

Bringing us slow death sounds all the way from the Sonoran Desert, Destruction Unit are finally revealing the first single from their upcoming Deep Trip LP on Sacred Bones Records, a five minute piece of psychedelic chaos that somehow is able to showcase the raw intensity of their live show. Though they just finished a full U.S. tour with Merchandise and Milk Music, Destruction Unit are not going home anytime soon, they’re set to hit the road again in August for another U.S. tour and are heading straight to Europe right after. Stream the single, see the extensive amount of tour dates and album info below. Also, don’t forget that the Two Strong Hits 7″ is out a week from today on Suicide Squeeze Records.

STREAM: “The World On Drugs” –
PRE-ORDER: Deep Trip –
PRE-ORDER: Two Strong Hits –


8-23 San Diego, CA – VOID
8-24 Los Angeles, CA – Complex
8-26 San Francisco, CA – The Hemlock
8-28 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
8-29 Seattle, WA – Barboza
8-31 Vancouver, BC – Sun Fest $
9-1 Boise, ID – The Crux
9-3 Denver, CO – 7th Street Arts Collective
9-7 Detroit, MI – Trinosophes @
9-8 Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
9-9 Montreal, QC – Il Motore
9-11 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge +
9-12 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie +
9-14 Washington DC – Rock N Roll Hotel +
9-15 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery +
9-17 Charlotte, NC – The Milestone +
9-18 Athens, GA – Caledonia +
9-19 Atlanta, GA – 529 +#
9-22 Houston, TX – Mangos +
9-24 Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios+
9-25 Memphis, TN – Gonerfest 10
10-9 Berlin, Germany – West Germany
10-11 Stockholm, Sweden – Southside
10-12 Goteborg, Sweden – Koloni
10-14 Copenhagen, Denmark – Stengade
10-15 Hamburg, Germany – Hafenklang
10-16 Hannover, Germany – Sturmglocke
10-17 Uthrect, Holland – DB’s
10-18 Harlem, Holland – Patronaat
10-20 Kortrijk, Belgium – The Pit’s
10-29 Barcelona, Spain – Lupita del Raval
10-30 Madrid, Spain – Wurlitzer Ballroom
10-31 Libson, Portugal – ZDB
11/1 Guimarâes – Portugal – TBA
11/2 Bermeo, Spain – Beleza Malandra Ateneo Kulturala
11/3 Vitoria, Spain – Ibu Host
11/7 Roma, Italy – Dal Verme
11/8 Verona, Italy – White Rabbit
11/9 Luzern – Switzerland – Sudpol
11/12 Wien, Austria – Arena (Sacred Bones showcase with Follakzoid)
11/14 Karlsruhe, Germany – Alte Hackerei

@ – Human Eye
+ – Ukiah Drag
# – Pop 1280
$ – Nu Sensae

About Destruction Unit:
Destruction Unit are a band from Arizona. Destruction Unit play loud rock music. Destruction Unit have recorded a long playing record. Destruction Unit think you should buy it. It is morphine boogie for the 21st century noise addict. A spiritual odyssey of sadomasochistic self-loathing with songs about love and freedom. The world is a sick place and Destruction Unit is it’s medicine. But you better act fast before its as illegal as the black market medicine these guys must have taken to make such a record. This line-up has released several cassettes on their own label Ascetic House, a small run LP, Void on Jolly Dream and have an upcoming limited edition 7” on Suicide Squeeze Records. Deep Trip is their first proper studio record, recorded by Ben Greenberg of The Men, Pygmy Shrews and Hubble, and Kyle Keays at Vacation Island in NYC, and mastered by Kris Lapke of Alberich and Josh Bonati, this is brooding American psychedelia, modern psych, debt and war psych. The future of Rock and Roll burning through three twin reverbs and a pound of grass.

AUGUST 20TH 2013

1. The World On Drugs
2. Slow Death Sounds
3. Bumpy Road
4. God Trip
5. Final Flight
6. The Holy Ghost
7. Control the Light
8. Night Loner

JULY 16TH 2013

A. Sonic Pearl
B. Nightfall

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