Upon first hearing Destruction Unit's "Sonic Pearl", we noted the the equivalency "of equivalent of a sand storm infiltrating your living room." Rather than make a Twisted Sister type video, in which Destruction Unit kick in the door, liberating you from the shackles of your stuffy parents, the D-Unit and its Ascetic House Collective took to the Arizona desert – the origin we are all guilty of romanticising.
Strange visions creep into the home video walk-about. At first it appears as though its only the band, on a hike to smoke a joint in nature and fire a colonial pistol at the rocks. The further into the desert they trek, it appears as though a shaman is guiding them up hillsides and he resembles Jim Jones in a rainbow poncho. By the end the shaman in the rainbow pancho is the one holding the gun and it looks as though there is no enlightenment to the walk-about, only robbery.
See the D-Unit this weekend at our Northside Festival show co-presented by My Social List alongside, Nu Sensae, Big Ups and Psychic Blood. Purchase tickets here.