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Merchandise, Destruction Unit, Milk Music announce split LP for Record Store Day

540 Records is pleased to announce a 3-way split LP between three groups of close friends: Merchandise, Destruction Unit, and Milk Music. This will be a Record Store Day exclusive, limited to a one-time pressing of 2,000 copies. After touring together in the summer of 2013 and also being involved in the same music scenes for years beyond that it would make total sense that the three bands would team up for this and now the day has finally come.

USA '13 features stunning artwork from ZZ Ramirez of The Ukiah Drag, as well as a zine by J.S. Aurelius of Destruction Unit / Ascetic House. Some of the first Merchandise recordings featuring their new drummer Elsner Nino appear on this split aside from the recently sold out 12" single on 4AD, which is where the band recently signed. Milk Music contributes a re-recorded favorite, "Violence Now" and covers by Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Johnny Thunders while Destruction Unit handed over two tracks from their Deep Trip recording sessions including "Feed The Dogs", one of the hardest hitting songs the band has ever recorded.

Tracklist

1. Merchandise - "No You and Me"
2. Merchandise - "Figured Out"
3. Destruction Unit - "Feed the Dogs"
4. Destruction Unit - "Church of Jesus Christ"
5. Milk Music - "Effigy"
6. Milk Music - "Thrashing In The Unknown"
7. Milk Music - "You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory"

MERCHANDISE TOUR DATES

6/2 - Berlin,  Germany - Kantine am Berghain
6/3 -  Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
6/5 - Brussels, Belgium - Bota Witloofbar
6/9 - London, UK - Islington Assembley Hall
6/10 - Paris, France - Point Ephemere
6/13 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree Cafe †
6/14 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar †
6/15 - Chicago, IL - Schuba's †
6/16 - Detroit, MI - Jumbo's †
6/17 - Toronto, Ontario - Horseshoe Tavern †
6/18 - Montreal, Quebec - Turbohaus †
6/19 - Boston, MA - The Great Scott †
6/20 - East Hampton, MA - Flywheel †
6/21 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands
6/22 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus †
6/26 - Philadelphia, PA - Morgan's Pier †
6/27 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery †
6/28 - Durham, NC - Pinhook †
6/29 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl †

† w/ The Ukiah Drag

DESTRUCTION UNIT TOUR DATES
 
3/21 - Phoenix, AZ @ Icehouse
3/28 - Tucson, AZ @ 191 Warehouse %
3/29 - Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS %
3/30 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater %
4/04 - Tempe, AZ @ Tempe Women's Center
4/9 - San Francisco, CA @ Knockout ^
4/11 - Portland, OR @ TBA Warehouse Show ^
4/12 - Olympia, WA @ Old School Pizzaria w/ Naomi Punk
4/13 - Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge w/ Dream Decay, Naomi Punk    ^
4/14 - Portland, OR @ The Know w/ Big Black Cloud ^
4/16 - Oakland, CA @ 1-2-3-4 Go Records ^
4/18 - Los Angeles, CA @ Church On York ^
5/02-5/04 Austin, TX @ Psychfest
5/22-5/25 Cleveland, OH @ Horrible Fest (Now Thats Class)
5/31 - Houston, TX @ Houston Free Press Festival

^ w/ CCR Headcleaner
% w/ Deafheaven

 

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