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

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    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?

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    “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

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    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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