Hear Destruction Unit's Sand-Melting Psych Bomb 'Sonic Pearl'

Suicide Squeeze Singles Series delivers another gem

Destruction Unit 'Sonic Pearl' Suicide Squeeze Singles Series Stream
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Hailing from Tempe, Arizona, Destruction Unit deal in their own sort of desert rock: ripping riffage, pounding drums, ominous atmosphere, damaged vocals. Just look at the waveform below for a preview of what's in store. This is thick, powerful rock'n'roll and it's the latest entry in the Suicide Squeeze Singles Series. The Seattle label has this far delivered a handful of heavy hitters — Numerators' "Dead," Audacity's "Finders Keepers" and the Coathangers' "Derek's Song" — in a limited vinyl run that's also set to include entries from Cloud Nothings and Antwon.

D-Unit's "Sonic Pearl" doesn't break the mold in that it very well may break your speakers. The track will see a physical release on July 16 along with B-side "Nightfall," packaged as Two Strong Hits and pressed on glow-in-the-dark wax. And if you are a member of the penal community, you will likely be able to nab the songs in cassette form as Destruction Unit are part of Ascetic House, a collective that sends music to inmates free of charge. Learn about their mission here, and read SPIN's recent feature on the underexposed love affair between American prisoners and tapes.

Destruction Unit tour dates:

May 18 - Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
May 30 - Austin, TX @ Chaos in Tejas *
May 31 - Austin,TX @ Chaos in Tejas *
June 1 - Austin, TX @ Chaos in Tejas *
June 2 - Austin, TX @ Chaos in Tejas *
June 4 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada *
June 5 - Nashville, TN @ Stone Fox *
June 6 - Louisville, KY @ The Workhouse Ballroom *
June 7 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups *
June 8 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The 6119 *
June 9 - Cambridge, MA @ TT the Bears *
June 10 - Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House *
June 11 - Montreal, Quebec @ Il Motore *
June 12 - Toronto, ON @ Izakaya Sushi House &
June 13 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison #
June 14 - Taylor, PA @ Underwood Skatepark $
June 15 - Brooklyn, NY @ 285 Kent *
June 16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium ^
June 17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's *
June 18 - Washington, DC @ DC9 *
June 19 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
June 20 - Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone *
June 21 - Atlanta, GA @ 529 Club *
June 22 - Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic *
June 23 - Miami, FL @ Churchill's *
June 24 - Tallahassee, FL @ Office Lounge Gallery %
June 25 - Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone %
June 26 - New Orleans, LA @ Siberia %
June 27 - Houston, TX @ Mangos %
June 28 - Mcallen, TX @ Thirsty Monkey %
June 29 - Austin, TX @ Beerland %
July 1 - El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace %
July 5 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo @

# with Milk Music, Roomrunner
& with Vaginors (Aus)
$ with Title Fight
^ with Nu Sensae
* with Merchandise, Milk Music
% with Milk Music
@ with the Oblivians, Milk Music

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