SOME STUFFS: DIIV share song, begin tour this week.

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Is The Is Are and you are for what is could be um what may be the kind of conversation that would confuse people, but Is The Is Are is the name of the album by DIIV, who have released what is described as ‘the 4th song from” it called “Dopamine.” You may have it to hear as the jingle-jangle instrumentation coats itself over the wonderful harmonies and melodies.

DIIV are on tour:
September 17 …Washington DC @ 9:30 Club) *
September 18… New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall) *
September 19… Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts) *
September 21… New York, NY @ Irving Plaza) *
October 10…Boston, MA @ The Sinclair) ^
October 11… Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall) ^
October 12… Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall) ^
October 13… Madison, WI @ Majestic) ^
October 14… St Paul, MN @ Turf Club) ^
October 16… Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre) ^
October 17… Salt Lake CIty, UT @ Urban Lounge) ^
October 18… Boise, ID @ Neurolux) ^
October 19… Seattle, WA @ Neumos) ^
October 20… Vancouver, BC @ Fortune) ^
October 22… San Francisco, CA @ The Filmore) ^
October 24… Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy) ^
October 25… Santa Ana, CA @ Beach Goth Festival) !
October 27… San Diego, CA @ Casbah) ^
October 28… Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom) ^
October 30… Dallas, TX @ Trees) ^
October 31… Austin, TX @ Mohawk) ^
November 1… Houston, TX @ Numbers) ^
November 3… Nashville, TN @ Exit In) ^
November 4… Atlanta, GA @ The Earl) ^
November 5… Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle) ^
November 6… Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry) ^
November 7… Washington, DC @ Black Cat) ^
November 8… New York, NY @ Webster Hall) ^
November 14… Santiago, CL @ Primavera Fauna) +
November 19… Buenos Aires, AR @ Club Araoz)
November 21-22… Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capital) $

* = w/ RIDE
^ = w/ No Joy, Sunflower Bean
! = w/ Grimes, Die Antwoord, Camera Obscura and more
+ = w/ Mac Demarco, Empire Of The Sun, RHYE
$ = w/ Calvin Harris, Sleater-Kinney, Title Fight and more

SOME STUFFS: Destruction Unit plan on living up to their name with new recording

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It is great when the description of a band carries a “no bullshit” attitude. Take Arizona’s Destruction Unit as an example. Their bio states that they play what? “Loud rock music”. For me, I don’t want to know any more. I’m sold on that alone.

But in order to make others care, I have to add more to that, to pad it out so that it may hook readers into wanting to know more. “Sonic Youth” is a track/video that represents a piece of their forthcoming album, “Deep Trip” (Sacred Bones). This is the cover for Deep Trip.
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This is the video for “Sonic Pearl”>

The song will be released as a single on the Suicide Squeeze label on July 16th, backed with “Nightfall”. The 2-song single even has a title of its own: Two Strong Hits.

These are concert dates for Destruction Unit, where they are sure to destruction whatever is laid in their hands. See them, and bring earplugs:

June 14… Taylor, PA (Underwood Skatepark) $
June 15… Brooklyn, NY (285 Kent) *
June 16… Brooklyn, NY (Shea Stadium) ^
June 17… Philadelphia, PA (Johnny Brenda’s) *
June 18… Washington, DC (DC9) *
June 19… Richmond, VA (Strange Matter) *
June 20… Charlotte, NC (The Milestone) *
June 21… Atlanta, GA (529 Club) *
June 22… Gainesville, FL (The Atlantic) *
June 23… Miami, FL (Churchill’s) *
June 24… Tallahassee, FL (Office Lounge Gallery) %
June 25… Memphis, TN (Hi Tone) %
June 26… New Orleans, LA (Siberia) %
June 27… Houston, TX (Mangos) %
June 28… Mcallen, TX (Thirsty Monkey) %
June 29… Austin, TX (Beerland) %
July 1… El Paso, TX (Lowbrow Palace) %
July 5 Los Angeles, CA (The Echo @

& with Vaginors (Aus)
$ with Title Fight
^ with Nu Sensae
* with Merchandise, Milk Music
% with Milk Music
@ with The Oblivians, Milk Music