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Listen to Destruction Unit's "The World on Drugs"

If you have any questions as to why this band often gets slapped with the psychedelic genre, their latest single "The World on Drugs" is the perfect answer; it's gnarly, twisted and you are most likely supposed to drop acid to it.

by Nick Rattigan
Jul 11 2013, 3:25pm

A few weeks back, I saw Destruction Unit play at the densely packed and unfathomably sweaty Shea Stadium in Brooklyn. Having never heard them before, the music certainly lived up to the name. The set was chaotic, mesmerizing and above of all, loud as hell. It reminded me of my youthful days of going to shows, leaving with a ringing in my ears like a bomb had just gone off in my face.

If you have any questions as to why this band often gets slapped with the psychedelic genre, their latest single "The World on Drugs" is the perfect answer; it's gnarly, twisted and you are most likely supposed to drop acid to it. Destruction Unit's first studio album, appropriately titled Deep Trip, will be out on Sacred Bones August 20th. You can preorder the album right here, but if you don't want to wait for that, you can pick up their Two Strong Hits seven-inch, which is out next week on Suicide Squeeze.

ALSO ... Destruction Unit is going on tour! Go go kill some brain/ear cells and catch the band on one of the following dates:

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