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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.



Direct Hit! and Tenement announce fall tour

Wisconsin’s Direct Hit! and Tenement have announced they will be touring together this November, with most of the shows taking place in the Midwest. Check out the tour dates below.

Direct Hit!’s latest LP Wasted Mind released in June through Fat Wreck Chords. Tenement’s rarities compilation Bruised Music Vol 2 came out in April on Grave Mistake Records.



Music Video: Direct Hit! – “Promised Land”

Milwaukee’s Direct Hit! have released a music video for their song “Promised Land,” and you can check it out below.

The band’s latest album Wasted Mind was released on June 24th through Fat Wreck Chords. Their west coast tour with PEARS kicks off tomorrow.



PEARS & Direct Hit! announce west coast tour

New Orleans’ PEARS and Milwaukee’s Direct Hit! have announced they’ll be joining forces for a west coast tour this August. See if they’re stopping near you below.

PEARS’ latest album Green Star was released on April 1st through Fat Wreck Chords. The same label released Direct Hit!’s Wasted Mind on June 24th.



Direct Hit!’s “Wasted Mind” available to stream in its entirety

direct-hit-wasted-mindMilwaukee pop-punkers Direct Hit! are set to release their new record “Wasted Mind” on June 24th, 2016 via Fat Wreck Chords. However, if patience isn’t your thing, you can stream the entire album right now on Uproxx here.



Direct Hit! perform new song “Forced to Sleep” in studio

Milwaukee pop-punks Direct Hit! recently stopped by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel studios to perform one of their latest singles, “Forced to Sleep.”  The tune will appear on the band’s upcoming album, Wasted Mind and was originally released this past April. You can watch the in studio performance here.

Wasted Mind will be released on June 24, 2016 through Fat Wreck Chords, serving as a follow-up to 2013′s Brainless God. Head here to pre-order the LP.



Direct Hit! premiere music video for new song “Was it the Acid?”

Milwaukee pop-punks Direct Hit! have premiered a music video for a new song titled “Was it the Acid?,” which will appear on their upcoming album Wasted Mind. Check it out below.

Wasted Mind is set to release on June 24th through Fat Wreck Chords, serving as a follow-up to 2013′s Brainless God. Head over here to pre-order the LP.



Direct Hit! release music video for new song “Paid in Brains”

Milwaukee’s Direct Hit! have released a music video for a brand new song titled “Paid in Brains,” which is taken from their upcoming album Wasted Mind. Check it out below.

Wasted Mind releases on June 24th through  Fat Wreck Chords. It will be the band’s first album in 3 years, serving as a follow-up to 2013’s Brainless God.



Video: Interview w/ DIRECT HIT!

Bobby Pickles interviews Nick Woods and Devon Kay of the Milwaukee-based pop punk band, DIRECT HIT! @Revolution Live, Ft. Lauderdale, FL prior to them opening for NOFX on the Hepatitis Bathtub Music and Book Tour!

Watch the video below.