Destruction Unit Deep Trip on LP + Download
Destruction Unit is an American band formed in the Sonoran desert of Arizona. Dug up from the sonic landfills of the cosmos, these radical desert dwellers have built a reputation for both mesmerizing and terrorizing crowds with their sheer power and intensity. Formed by Ryan Rousseau, D. Unit was initially a synth-heavy three piece whose other members were Jay Reatard and Alicja Trout (Lost Sounds); likewise Rousseau was also in the Reatards before Jay went solo.
Born out of the nucleus of the Memphis Goner Records scene and transplanted into Tempe, AZ, Rousseau has grown the band in the last few years into a full sonic assault, which now includes three guitar players (himself, Nick Nappa and Jesco Aurelius), his brother Rusty Rousseau on bass, and a 19 year-old classically trained drummer, Andrew Flores.
This line-up has released several cassettes on their own label Ascetic House, a small run LP, Void on Jolly Dream and most recently a limited edition 7" on Suicide Squeeze. Deep Trip is their first proper studio album, produced by Ben Greenberg of The Men, Hubble, and Pygmy Shrews at Vacation Island in NY. It’s the first long player which truly captures their burning spirits.
Morphine boogie for the 21st century noise addict. A spiritual odyssey of sadomasochistic self-loathing with songs about love and freedom. Selling drugs to make music to sell drugs to; aggressive psychedelic sprawl at its finest. The future of Rock and Roll burning through three twin reverbs and a pound of grass.
“Skull-crushing repetition, menacing walls of nuanced guitar noise, feedback magick wah’d from hell to the sky, a sprawling kraut backbone, evil melodies.” – Pitchfork
Destruction Unit Deep Trip Track Listing:
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