Destruction Unit are an American band formed in the desert of Tempe, Arizona. Dug up from the sonic landfills of the cosmos, these radical desert dwellers have built a reputation for both mesmerizing and terrorizing crowds with their sheer power and intensity. Like running head first into a spinning wall of sound, they have been described by the press as, "Suicide-meets-Chrome-meets-Hawkwind-meets-Screamers-meets-the-killer-last-scene-reveals-in-all-the-alien-episodes-of-The Twilight Zone" (LA Weekly). However, Destruction Unit's brand of feedback worship and heavy psych does not sacrifice songwriting or catchiness; to the contrary, "it's their subtleties-distant bubbling murmurs of noise, faint guitar noodling-that make for the best hooks." (Chicago Reader) The lineup features R. Rousseau (Reatards, Tokyo Electron) on guitar and vocals, his brother Rusty Rousseau (Digital Leather) on bass, N. Nappa (Marshstepper) on guitar, J. Aurelius (Pigeon Religion, Marshstepper, Avon Ladies) on guitar and A. Flores (Urban Struggles) on drums.
The band was initially formed by R. Rousseau in the early 2000's with Jay Reatard and Alicja Trout (Lost Sounds). The three appeared together on the first release, 2000's My Disease 7", as well as the 2006 record Death To The New Flesh and Destruction Unit's debut LP, Self Destruction Of A Man.