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DIGITAL STORE SALE/DESTRUCTION UNIT INTERVIEW

A couple of quick things for this mild Friday.  First up, in lieu of all the upcoming stuff we have in the next month (Window Twins LP, Tar Halos LP, Soft Riot LP, Eat Skull 7", Beaters 7", Audacity/Big Eyes split 7", Stalins of Sound 7", Far Corners 7"), we've cut some prices over at our digital store.  Please have a look, and thanks as always for your support.



Also, Beats Per Minute just posted this great interview JS Aurelias from Destruction Unit (who are playing this weekend at the Yucca Tap Room as part of the Ryan D. Unit-curated Sundown Showdown 5, along with Lenguas Largas and plenty of others.  See flyer above for more info).


Destruction Unit is a psych-rock group from Tempe, Arizona whose name serves as a succint description of what their music aims to achieve. The band was formed by Ryan Rousseau twelve years ago with Alicja Trout and Jay Reatard and has since expanded to five members, now containing JS Aurelias, Nick Nappa, Rusty Rousseau, and Justin Keefer. From samplings of repetitious slow-jams to rambunctious-yet-stark punk songs, they’re always looking to turn up the volume. I had the opportunity to trade words with guitarist JS Aurelias about their soon-to-be-released album Void, nature, and the white-noise difficulties of making music.

Beats Per Minute (Andrew Halverson): I heard your Loud Sound Tour back in October/November was pretty eventful. You guys played in the middle of Hurricane Sandy with The Men, right?
JS Aurelias: Yes, the tour went very well. We found out about Hurricane Sandy on our drive to Rochester. We had been hearing about some storm that was supposed to hit New York, but didn’t think too much about it until one of us finally looked it up. Seeing the headlines “Worst storm in 100 years” and “Storm of biblical proportions” had us worried, but we never considered skipping New York. The night of the show with The Men was weird because all of the public transit had been shut down and the streets were all empty. The whole city was devoid of people, very eerie. No one knew if the venue was going to cancel the show, as pretty much every other event in New York had been, but the venue let it happen and it was great. Being the only bar open probably helped. We left New York at 4am straight from the venue, were the only car on the road down the coast, save for a two mile line of emergency vehicles passing us driving north. The storm hit that morning while we were driving and we essentially had to outrun the thing all the way to Charlotte. Couldn’t stop to sleep or even sober up from the night before. Every time we’d stop for gas, it would catch up and start to blizzard, insane wind, pouring rain… Then we’d get back on the road and drive out of it. Very surreal.

Continue on here for the rest of the interview.  Listen to Sonoran, released on Volar in 2011, below.




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