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Punks in Vegas release ‘Vegas Strong’ charity compilation for UMC Foundation (The Menzingers, Mercy Music, Direct Hit)

Vegas StrongOur friends at Punks in Vegas have put together a charity compilation for the UMC Foundation. They are Las Vegas’ only Level 1 trauma center and they don’t turn anybody away. The compilation features tracks by The Menzingers, Mercy Music, Direct Hit and more.

You can listen to and download Vegas Strong: A Benefit from Punks in Vegas below.



Direct Hit! and Pears releasing full-length split “Human Movement”, stream 1 new track from each band!

OMG! OMG! On November 3, Fat Wreck Chords will release “Human Movement”, a split album from Direct Hit and PEARS. This 12 track scorcher features five new songs from each band, plus one cover of their counterpart’s material. You can get your first taste today by streaming “Blood On Your Tongue” by Direct Hit, and “Ardous Angel” by PEARS below.

For more on the release, check out what front-man Nick Woods from Direct Hit, and Brian Pretus from PEARS had to say about joining forces:

Nick Woods: “We’re really proud of how this record turned out, not only because all the tunes on it are rippers, but because we got to collaborate on it with some of our best friends. Splits like these rarely work with everyone involved playing to the others’ strengths. I’m really glad the stars aligned here in a way where the whole thing came together as a unified release, from one of the coolest record labels in the biz right now.”

Brian Pretus: “We’ve been talking about doing this for a long time, since like one of our first tours, which was with Direct Hit. It’s pretty surreal that we finally got to make it happen, and I couldnt be happier with how both sides of this thing turned out.”

If you pre-order the album from iTunes or Bandcamp, you’ll get an instant download of a song from each band.



Direct Hit! Hit! the studio to record

There you have it, pop-punk fans: Direct Hit! are hard at work, forging a whole new slew of face melting and head banging tunes for you.

From the band’s Facebook:
TIMECOP D. WALKOWIAK IN THE STUDIO TODAY DEMOING 5 OF 16 NEW SONGS FOR OUR NEXT LP. ASK IF WE SLEEP. WE DONT, SUCK IT.”

The band last released Wasted Mind last June through Fat Wreck Chords.

More information as it becomes available, as it is a breaking story. Suck it.



Dummerfest 2017 announces lineup

Milwaukee’s Dummerfest has announced its lineup for this year’s show. Held in June, 2017 the event will host: Off With Their HeadsNegative ApproachPEARS, TypesetterDirect Hit!Brokedowns, AvenuesThe Copyrights, plus many more who will be announced in the coming weeks.

If you’d like to get a ticket for the show, just visit the festival’s event page for all the necessary details.

 



New Punk Rock Bowling club show announced featuring PEARS, Direct Hit!, and Problem Daughter

As if the main lineup and club show lineup of Punk Rock Bowling couldn’t get any more stacked, a new club show was just announced featuring PEARS, Direct Hit!, and Dying Scene favorites, Problem Daughter.

The show will take place at 10pm on May 27th in Las Vegas at Hogs N Heifers Saloon. The show will also serve as a benefit for Love Hope Strength Foundation.



Direct Hit! (pop punk) perform “Do The Sick” Live! from The Rock Room

Pop-punks Direct Hit! recently visited Live from The Rock Room and captured some sweet video footage in the process. “Do The Sick” is off of their 2016 album Wasted Mind, out on Fat Wreck Chords. I’m not sure what they’re putting in the cheese out there in the Midwest, but the music coming outta there recently has been fan-tast-ic, and Direct Hit! is no exception.

You can check out the video, album and some tour dates below.



Direct Hit! debuts video for ‘Snickers or Reese’s’

Milwaukee pop punks Direct Hit! have dropped a video for their song ‘Snickers or Reese’s’. The band are doing so to celebrate the re-release of their magnificent album ‘Domesplitter’, out via Fat Wreck Chords on April 14th. You can still put your pre-order in here.

Catch the video for ‘Snickers or Reese’s’ along with some US tour dates below.



Direct Hit! cover hymn “There is a Fountain Filled With Blood”

Fat Wreck quartet Direct Hit! are streaming a cover they performed of the old hymn “There is a Fountain Filled With Blood”. Shot for The Milwaukee Record, fans can take a listen and enjoy the video over at the publication’s website.

Direct Hit’s previous latest material was their 2016 full-length, Wasted Mind.



DS Interview: Nick Woods (Direct Hit!) talks new Direct Hit! album, “Domesplitter” reissue, Galactic Cannibal, and more

In a wide, wide world of sick bands doing sick things, Direct Hit! is at the top of the heap, banging out killer albums like clockwork. I was lucky enough to catch up with frontman Nick Woods on all sorts of juicy subjects including plans for a new Direct Hit! album, the Domesplitter reissue, potential for a new Galactic Cannibal LP, lyrics, and our Dying Scene head honcho’s claims that he “discovered” Direct Hit!.

Read all about it and more in the interview below.

Domesplitter will hit the streets April, 14th courtesy of Fat Wreck Chords.



Direct Hit! releasing live 7″ for Record Store Day

Milwaukee pop-punks Direct Hit! will be releasing a live 7″ titled Live from WMSE for Record Store Day 2017. Limited to 250 copies, it will feature live recordings of “Paid in Brains” and “Was it in the Acid?” from the band’s 2016 appearance on local radio station WMSE 91.7 FM.

Check out the live recording of “Was it in the Acid?” below.

Direct Hit!’s latest album Wasted Mind released in June, 2016 through Fat Wreck Chords.



Direct Hit! perform “Forced to Sleep” on Live from the Rock Room

Wisconsin pop-punks Direct Hit! are the latest group to perform on Live from the Rock Room, a live off the floor monthly podcast based in Westmount, IL. On this edition of the show, the group performs their song, “Forced to Sleep”, which is a track off of their last album, Wasted Mind. You can check the video out below.

Wasted Mind was released in June through Fat Wreck Chords.



Direct Hit! perform for Bridge City Sessions

Direct Hit! are the latest act to perform for Bridge City Sessions. The band  performed ““Promise Land” and “Artificial Confidence” for the Portland based sessions studio. You can watch both performances below.



DS Staff Picks: Midwest Punk’s Top 10 Albums of 2016

There’s been a lot of talk about how shitty 2016 has been, but I don’t get it at all. It was a pretty damn good year for me for the most part, and I think 2016 was an excellent year in music. I was lazy and late in 2015, so I didn’t get a list up, so I figured I better get it done this year. Three or four of my top five bands (depending on where my top five sits on any given day) released new albums this year, and one of them didn’t even make the list, because the year in punk music was just that good.

Whatever you thought of 2016, you can see my full top 10 list below, for whatever it’s worth.



Direct Hit! release music video for “Villain Alcoholic”

Wisconsin pop-punks Direct Hit! have released a music video for the song “Villain Alcoholic,” which is taken from their latest album Wasted Mind. You can check it out below.

Wasted Mind was released in June through Fat Wreck Chords. The band will be kicking off a Midwest tour in support of the album tonight in Peoria, Illinois.



Album Review: The Brokedowns / Direct Hit! – ‘Making a Midwesterner’

With each passing year, it seems like more and more Record Store Day releases are, to be blunt, kind of lame. Since its inception, labels have caught on to the fact that people will buy records made in limited quantity regardless of its content or whether there’s any demand for it in the first place, completely missing the point of trying to highlight the format in the first place. This leaves us with far too many RSD exclusives that are made specifically to be bought and re-sold at ridiculous prices rather than emphasizing the music and the way it can be listened to.

Thank goodness for Red Scare Industries.

For RSD 2016, the label released Making a Midwesterner, a split 7-inch between The Brokedowns and Direct Hit!– two bands that perfectly encapsulate the state of modern pop punk from the American Midwest. (Okay, so Red Scare is (probably) not the only label, punk or otherwise, that put out proper RSD releases this year. Shut up.)

The split begins with two new tracks and a cover of Toys That Kill’s “Runnin’ the Front” by The Brokedowns, continuing their hot streak from two years ago. If you missed their (fantastic) 2014 album, Life Is a Breeze, these three bangers are a good of a place as any to play catch up. Combining the upbeat nature of The Copyrights or the Dopamines, the gruff shouts of Dillinger Four, and the self-loathing of… well, all of those bands (plus more), The Brokedowns alone are enough to make a Midwesterner.

Side two sees Direct Hit! contributing two new tracks that kind of bridge the gap (so to speak) between the supernatural themes of their previous work to their newer drug-centric songs. “Chemical Ability” doesn’t directly mention the apocalypse, but there are references to hooded men and mutations, linking it to the Hell-on-Earth setting of 2013’s Brainless God (and to a lesser extent, last year’s More of the Same compilation*), while “Avert Your Eyes” tells the story of an alcoholic (or at least someone in a perpetual state of drunkenness), leading up to the rest of the trip that makes up their latest album, Wasted Mind. The only thing that these songs are missing is a well-placed “Fuck You! Get Pumped!”.

Record Store Day might be yet another holiday becoming co-opted by big corporations to get people to spend money on things that they don’t need, but as long as the little guys like Red Scare have something to say, there’s still hope. And Making a Midwesterner is proof of that.

4 / 5

*This is unrelated to the review, but it’s worth mentioning: if Domesplitter counts as a full length album despite being made up of previously released material that was re-recorded, then More of the Same really ought to have been considered Direct Hit!’s third full length because it’s the exact same thing.