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Direct Hit! debut video for “Artificial Confidence” AND announce tour dates with Problem Daughter and PKEW PKEW PKEW

Double whammy of a Direct Hit! story for your Wednesday afternoon!

First and foremost, the Milwaukee punks debuted yet another video from their upcoming Fat Wreck Chords debut, “Wasted Mind.” The acid-trip of a video is for the track “Artificial Confidence,” and you can check it out here.

Second and secondmost (is that a word?), the band announced a run of East Coast tour dates that’ll keep them busy through the middle of this coming July. Direct Hit! will be taking pop-punkers Pkew Pkew Pkew and Dying Scene Records‘ own Problem Daughter along for the ride. Check out dates below.

As you’re probably aware by now, “Wasted Mind” is due out July 24th.



DS Photo Gallery and Show Review: NOFX, Direct Hit!, Mean Jeans, & Bad Cop/Bad Cop (Los Angeles, 4/16/16)

You’ve probably heard that NOFX has a new book out, The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories, and that it recently made it on the New York Times’ best seller list. You may have also had the chance to check them out on their current book signing (and show) tour promoting their newest endeavor into combining the literary and punk rock worlds.

I was lucky enough to catch their LA show at the Belasco Theater with support from Direct Hit!, Mean Jeans, and Bad Cop/Bad Cop. This was an unforgettable night of music, friends, and fun as NOFX celebrated their thirty-plus years as a band and the stories they have shared for the world to read.

Bad Cop/Bad Cop opened the show proving why they are one of the strongest new(er) acts on the Fat Wreck roster. The band played a set of songs off their nearly-a-year-old debut full-length, Not Sorry, intermixed with an older song or two. It was a real bonus to see them on the LA date before they headed to Europe for their spring tour, including a spot at Groezrock.

Mean Jeans hit the stage next and I became an new fan. Having not listened to them much before, their Ramones-inspired sound instantly caught my attention and made me dance along. I love still being surprised by music and discovering new artists and look forward to what they will do next.

Direct Hit! came out swinging, ripping through their set to an increasingly excited crowd. This was my first time seeing them in a bigger venue and they really command the stage with their energy and enthusiasm. It’s evident they are excited to be on the Fat Wreck roster and touring with bands like NOFX.

Lastly, the moment the crowd had been waiting for – Fat Mike, El Hefe, Melvin, and Smelly took the stage to celebrate the release of their book and their love of playing music. There was a different air about this show, as if it was finally like they were able to not only share their music, but their experience as a band and as friends. With NOFX, you never know what the night will hold, as they have more than enough music to play a different set every night. The band played old favorites, setlist staples, and a few newer tunes over their hour-plus set. As always, the crowd sang, danced, moshed, and enjoyed every minute of it.

Shooting these bands and shows are always a ton of fun – check out our full gallery below!



Direct Hit! release music video for new song “Chemical Ability”


Direct Hit!
 have released a music video for their new song “Chemical Ability.” The track will appear on Making a Midwesterner, the band’s upcoming split EP with The Brokedowns. You can watch the video below.

Making a Midwesterner will be released on Record Store Day 2016 via Red Scare Industries. Direct Hit! will also release their third full length LP, Wasted Mind, on June 24, 2016 through Fat Wreck Chords.



Direct Hit! stream new song “Forced to Sleep”

Milwaukee pop-punks Direct Hit! are streaming a brand new song titled “Forced to Sleep”, which is taken from their upcoming album Wasted Mind.

You can listen to the song below.

Wasted Mind releases June 24th on Fat Wreck Chords. The band’s last album Brainless God came out in 2013 on Red Scare Industries.



Fat Wreck Chords signs Direct Hit!

Milwaukee pop-punks Direct Hit! are the latest band to ink a deal with Fat Wreck Chords. According to the label’s press release, the band will have a new album out by summer. Also of note is the band will be supporting NOFX on their upcoming US tour – dates/locations below.

Here’s what Direct Hit! frontman Nick Woods had to say about signing with Fat:

“Fat Wreck defined my opinion of what ‘punk’ meant when I was an insecure teenager in the Midwest. So I guess in a lot of ways, as someone who still cares about music 15 years later, the label’s helped define my outlook on life in general. It’s incredible for me to be able to say our band is a small piece of that foundation now.”

Direct Hit!’s latest studio album Brainless God was released in 2013 through Red Scare Industries. We’ll keep you posted as more details come to light on their Fat Wreck debut.



Record Store Day 2016 releases include new music from NOFX, Direct Hit, Ignite & more

The official list of releases for this year’s edition of Record Store Day has been unveiled. Among notable releases included on the list are a brand new 7″ from NOFX titled Sid & Nancy, a split 7″ from Direct Hit! and The Brokedowns, a 7″ single from Ignite, and a vinyl reissue of Anti-Flag‘s Live Acoustic At 11th Street Records.

Head over here to check out the full list of RSD 2016 releases, which also includes plenty of reissues of classic records by bands like the Ramones, Hüsker Dü, and The Vandals.

Record Store Day falls on April 16th this year. More info on participating record stores is available here.



Direct Hit! post teaser for upcoming, as-yet-untitled new full-length

Super rad pre-holiday news for fans of Direct Hit!!

We’ve known for a little while now that the Milwaukee pop-punks have had a brand new full-length album in the bag and waiting for release. While details are still vague at this point, we’ve at least finally got a taste of what’s to come. The band posted a sub-one-minute teaser video today to whet our appettites, and it’s pretty…well…mysterious, to say the very least. Check it out here.

We’ll keep you posted on the new material as news becomes available. Direct Hit!’s last new full length was 2013’s “Brainless God.” They did put out an album of remixed/remasterd tracks called “More Of The Same” back on August 21st through Red Scare Industries.

 



Naked Raygun team up with Direct Hit! for three December shows, announce 1st album in 26 years

Super awesome news for our midwestern punk friends!

Chicago-based pioneering post-punk veterans Naked Raygun have announced a small run of three shows that’ll take place in Milwaukee, Chicago, and Lombard, respectively in early December. The band will play a different set each night, and all nights will feature brand-new material from their forthcoming full-length, due out in 2016!

Naked Raygun will be joined each night by Milwaukee’s Direct Hit!…as if you needed more of a reason to take in one of the shows! All tickets will be on sale this coming Friday (October 16th) at noon Central; get more details here, courtesy of the good people at Riot Fest

Oh…and stay tuned for more news about Naked Raygun’s as-yet-untitled release, which’ll be their first full length since 1990’s “Raygun…Naked Raygun.”



Direct Hit! announce Domespitter hot sauce

Milwaukee pop-punks Direct Hit! have unveiled their newest project: a hot sauce! Called Domesplitter, the new sauce is a collaboration between the band and Soothsayer Hot Sauce and will made using moruga scorpion peppers. According to Soothsayer, the sauce will be ready for sale by this year’s Fest.

Musically speaking, Direct Hit! last released their re-recorded compilation album, More of the Same (Satanic Singles: 2010-2014), on August 21, 2015 through Red Scare Industries, and have a brand new LP on the way as well.



Full Album Stream: Direct Hit! – “More of the Same (Satanic Singles: 2010-2014)”

Milwaukee pop-punks Direct Hit! have made their new collection of fully re-recorded singles More of the Same (Satanic Singles: 2010-2014) available for streaming, and you can give it a listen here.

More of the Same (Satanic Singles: 2010-2014) is set to release on August 21st through Red Scare Industries. Direct Hit! also recently finished recording a new LP which will serve as a follow-up to 2013’s Brainless God.



Direct Hit! stream new recording of “Say Whatever”

Wisconsin pop punks Direct Hit! have released a stream of a newly re-recorded version of “Say Whatever,” which you can listen to here.  As you may already know, this version of a song has been re-recorded by the band’s current line up and is set to be released on the band’s upcoming “fake new album,” More Of The Same (Satanic Singles: 2010-2014).

More Of The Same is due digitally on August 14, 2015 and physically on August 21, 2015  via Red Scare Industries. Pre-order yours right here.

Direct Hit! latest full-length release was September 2013′s Brainless God, also on Red Scare.



Direct Hit! stream new recording of “Werewolf Shame”

Wisconsin pop punks Direct Hit! have released a stream of “Werewolf Shame,” which you can listen to below.  As you may already know, this version of a song has been re-recorded by the band’s current line up and is set to be released on the band’s upcoming “fake new album,” More Of The Same (Satanic Singles: 2010-2014).

More Of The Same is due digitally on August 14, 2015 and physically on August 21, 2015  via Red Scare Industries. Pre-order yours right here.

Direct Hit! latest full-length release was September 2013′s Brainless God, also on Red Scare.



Direct Hit! finish recording new album

According to a recent post on their Facebook page, Milwaukee pop-punk act Direct Hit! have finished recording the new full-length album they began working on back in May. Here’s what they had to say about the follow-up to 2013’s Brainless God:

YO. WE FINISHED RECORDING A NEW ALBUM LAST NIGHT. BRAND NEW TUNES. DIFFERENT THAN THE FAKE NEW TUNES OUT 8/21. NO RELEASE DATE YET. SEND MONEY. FUCK YOU.

Prior to the new record’s currently undetermined release date, the band will be putting out a compilation of newly re-recorded, remixed, and remastered singles titled More of the Same (Satanic Singles: 2010-2014) on August 21st via Red Scare Industries.



(Kinda) New Music: Direct Hit! – “Brain Surgery”

 

Wisconsin pop punks Direct Hit!, as you should know by now, have what they’re calling a “fake new album,” entitled “More Of The Same (Satanic Singles: 2010-2014),” coming out later this summer.

The first “new” track from that release is called “Brain Surgery,” and you can check it out below.

The tracks (from various 7-inch releases, featuring multiple different lineups) are all rerecorded, remixed, and remastered with the band’s current lineup. More Of The Same is due out August 21st via Red Scare Industries. Pre-order yours right here.

 

Direct Hit! latest full-length release was September 2013′s Brainless God, also on Red Scare.



Direct Hit! releasing “fake new album” – ‘More Of The Same (Satanic Singles: 2010-2014)’

Wisconsin pop punks Direct Hit! have a “fake new album” coming out later this summer. More Of The Same (Satanic Singles: 2010-2014) features 11 songs you’ve probably heard before, but not in this way. See the full tracklisting below.

The tracks (from various 7-inch releases, featuring multiple different lineups) are all rerecorded, remixed, and remastered with the band’s current lineup. More Of The Same is due out August 21st via Red Scare Industries. Pre-order yours right here.

Direct Hit! latest full-length release was September 2013’s Brainless God, also on Red Scare.