10 December, 2013

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 (Sonoran) for me to put out. That's how those things work sometimes.

Cut to April 2011 when the record finally came out and the Unit finally started playing out more and more. Early 2012 saw them hit the road with Merchandise and their friends in the Men off an on throughout the year, and early 2013 saw the release of Void on Jolly Dream Records, followed by their first proper studio recordings for the Deep Trip LP via our buddies at Sacred Bones and the "Sonic Pearl" 7" via Suicide Squeeze. Rolling Stone, NME, Pitchfork and Vice and plenty of other folks started talking about them as one of the best acts around, and the fellas just last week returned from a rather lengthy tour.

The point of all this is to say, in addition to the recent limited re-pressing of Sonoran on clear wax, we've also got limited copies of Ryan Rousseau's solo LP Discover (30 copies), Deep Trip (15), and Void (10), with a special four-record pack available for $45. We also found a handful of Sonoran test presses (10!) that we're willing to let go of as well. Links/pics/sounds/etc. below.

Sonoran limited clear vinyl - $10

Sonoran SUPER LIMITED test presses (10 copies)  $15

Void LP $14

Deep Trip LP $14

Ryan Rousseau - Discover LP $10

LP Four-pack $45

Destruction Unit - Sonoran full album stream


"Evil Man" (from Void)


"The World on Drugs" (from Deep Trip)


Ryan Rousseau - "Spiders" (not on the Discover LP, just an example of his solo stuff)










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