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Milk Music, Destruction Unit (Dan)

June 26, 2013


Looking forward to tomorrow night’s show at the Mohawk with Mikal Cronin, Shannon And The Clams, A Giant Dog, and Sweet Talk? I know I am. It’s a damn sweet lineup, but it’s not the only upcoming show with a killer bill of garage and psych rock bands! On Saturday night Milk Music and Destruction Unit hit Beerland for what I predict will be the best show of the entire weekend.

I first learned of Milk Music when I went to Chicago for the Pitchfork Festival last summer. They opened for Ty Segall at an unofficial after show and blew me away. I was sure to catch them the next day when they hit the festival stage. Their music has been compared to many of the bands that were on SST in the 1990s: Dinosaur, Jr., Hüsker Dü, Black Flag, Meat Puppets, etc. Basically, a lot of the stuff I listened to growing up so it’s no surprise I dig these guys. Earlier this year they released Cruise Your Illusion, which moves beyond the SST sound they were first known for. I think it shows these guys have some chops and will be around for a while.

:Milk Music – Illegal And Free:
:Milk Music – No, Nothing, My Shelter:

Hailing from Tempe, Destruction Unit is a thundering five piece that’s dark and even a little ominous. They deliver guitar heavy sonic-psych rock that will rattle your brain. The lineup once included Jay Reatard and now features R. Rousseau (Reatards) on guitar and his brother Rusty Rousseau (Digital Leather) on bass. Ear plugs recommended.

Also sharing the bill on Saturday are Austin’s own The Young and La URSS, who hails from Granada. Go!

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Stream This

April 5, 2013


The SOTO inbox is always full of cool stuff that never gets to see the light of day on the actual site, and I’d like to change that.  So, every Friday I’ll be posting the best album streams and videos that were sent my way during the week.  Take a scroll and find something worth remembering.


Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Mosquito
Bleached – Ride Your Heart
The Besnard Lakes – Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO
The Knife – Shaking The Habitual
Rilo Kiley – RKives
Milk Music – Cruise Your Illusion
Wolf Eyes – No Answer: Lower Floors
Maria Minerva – Bless EP
Team Spirit – Team Spirit EP
WALL – Shoestring EP
Pick A Piper – Pick A Piper
Pyramids – Brightest Darkest Day
Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze
Oblivion – Motion Picture Soundtrack


Majical Cloudz will put out Impersonator on May 21 through Matador.

Junip will put out a new self titled album on April 23 via Mute.

Kopecky Family Band recently released Kids Raising Kids via ATO Records.

Efterklang’s Piramida is out now on 4AD.

Cat Power released Sun last year.  She’ll be touring the world this summer.

Grandchildren will release Golden Age on May 7 via the Ernest Jenning Recording Co.

Polly Scattergood will release Arrows on June 18 via Mute.

Standish/Carlyon will release Deleted Scenes on May 14 through Felte.

The Casket Girls’ Sleepwalking is out now on Graveface Records.

Charli XCX will release True Romance on April 16 via IAMSOUND.

Liars’ WIXIW is out now on Mute.

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