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Destruction Unit/Ryan Rousseau distro - Sonoran/Deep Trip/Void/Discover

It's been a crazy post-Mayan-apocalypse for Destruction Unit. After founding member Ryan Rousseau revived the act in late 2010 not long after the passing of his longtime friend and bandmate, Jay Reatard, with whom he cut his teeth alongside in the Reatards and who he started Destruction Unit with in its initial recordings as a more synth-punk act. The newly revamped version of D. Unit saw Ryan pushing his new bandmembers in a more space/kraut/psych direction. I caught them at the Tower Bar here in San Diego playing with my roommate's band the Stalins of Sound to ten people, and needless to say, I was floored. I knew his Ryan was after having seen him in the Wongs and Earthmen and Strangers and Tokyo Electron, but now that I had this label thing going, I knew I had to work with him. Ryan hadn't released anything as Destruction Unit in a few years, and we first started talking about a 7", but eventually Ryan revealed to me that he was recording a full-length LP (Sonora…