Destruction Unit, “Sonic Pearl”

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.

Destruction Unit's Deep Trip is out August 20 on Sacred Bones. "Sonic Pearl is off Destruction Unit's Two Strong Hits 7" out July 16 on Suicide Squeeze.

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.