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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:


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.

Direct Hit! in the studio recording new album

Wisconsin pop-punk act Direct Hit! have posted an image on their Facebook page, confirming that they are in the studio recording a new album.

We’ll keep you posted as more details on the new Direct Hit! album come to light. Their latest album, Brainless God, was released in September 2013 through Red Scare Industries.

Eradicator (featuring members of Direct Hit! and Galactic Cannibal) announce EP, release debut song “Eradicator”

Eradicator, a brand new punk band featuring three members of Direct Hit! (Nick Woods, Danny Walkowiak, and Steve Maury) and a member of Galactic Cannibal (Andy Slania, along with Woods and Maury), have announced that their debut, self-titled, 5-track, 10″ EP will be released in October 2015. You can stream the band’s first song, also titled “Eradicator,” below.

The band is technically a new project from Slania, with Direct Hit! serving as his backing band, but we’ll keep you updated as more information about them, as well as the EP, comes forth.

Memphis Punk Rock Fest 3 lineup announced: Direct Hit!, PEARS, Stuck Lucky, & more

The lineup has been announced for this year’s Memphis Punk Rock Fest, notable acts include Direct Hit!PEARSStuck LuckyRandom Conflict, Pezz, and Pallbearers. Check out the full list of performers below.

The festival will take place June 5th through 7th and spans across four different venues in Memphis, TN. Tickets will be available for purchase here starting tomorrow, April 30th.

Box Set Review: Direct Hit! – “Brainless God”

In fall 2013, Direct Hit! unleashed Brainless God, a pop punk concept album about the apocalypse, unto the world. It was really good, and deserved all the praise that it received. You probably even listened to it yourself. But this review isn’t about Brainless God, the album. For more on the music, you can read Carson’s review here. This review is for the limited edition vinyl box set version of Brainless God released approximately a year after the album’s original release. Included in this box set is the album on 12-inch vinyl (audiophiles, don’t worry, it sounds great), a lyric sheet, Brainless God, the comic book, and Brainless God, the movie, on DVD.

As to be expected, the comic and DVD are the meat of this set. As a concept album, Brainless God is fairly straightforward in its storytelling, although it’s not always entirely clear who is saying/singing what in the album’s second half. The comic and the DVD both put their own spin on the story, particularly in their presentations of the finale, although overall they work together to help fill in the gaps where character dialogue and roles are concerned. Neither provide any additional dialogue to add more storytelling depth, although the songs already cover so much of the narrative that having the visuals to aid is satisfying enough.

Due to differences in budget, the comic has a wider range to work with when it comes to the supernatural aspects of the story, which gives it a slight edge over the movie. The comic’s artwork is equally beautiful and chaotic, matching Direct Hit!’s music perfectly. The Direct Hit! faithful may recognize the work of illustrator Eric Baskauskas, who also provided the artwork for the “Caroler” single and the Direct Hit! / Priceduifkes split EP. Meanwhile, the DVD presents the tale through a grainy filter to give it a low budget horror movie feel. Even with the minor differences, both mediums add new layers and dimensions to an already rich story.

The biggest fault with this collection is the packaging… mostly that it lacks an actual sleeve for the album itself. Sure, the cardboard box that it comes in nice and sturdy, making it great for shipping and handling purposes but it’s not ideal when it comes to introducing the record to the rest of your collection. Home project enthusiasts can most likely find an easy solution to this problem, but the rest of us idiots are left jacket-less and stuck with a box to be placed somewhere else. The lyric insert also feels a bit redundant considering that the comic contains all of the lyrics as well. I know: boo hoo, a band enhanced the experience of listening to their music, how awful that I can’t keep it with the rest of my records.

Minor gripes aside, this is a pretty great box set that adds even more to what was already an amazing album. It’s not all that common for pop punk bands to release a concept album, let alone a cohesive one that works. Direct Hit! not only did that, but they went the extra mile by releasing this set. Unfortunately this box set was a limited pressing of 300, so if you missed out, hopefully you know a guy. Just be sure he’s not carrying an ether-soaked towel before getting into his car.

Comic: 4.5 / 5
Movie: 4 / 5
Packaging: 3 / 5
Overall: 3.8 / 5

Devon Kay (Direct Hit!) plays Devon Kay and the Solutions “Yeah, Dude, I Feel Ya” and “One Outta Two” for Punks In Vegas

Devon Kay, guitarist of Direct Hit!, recently sat down with Punks in Vegas and performed acoustic versions of “Yeah, Dude, I Feel Ya” and “One Outta Two” from his band Devon Kay & The Solutions. Check out the videos below.

The group are currently working on their new EP “Nothing’s Cool Anymore,” which is set to be released later this year.

Direct Hit! and PEARS announce US tour

Wisconsin pop-punk group Direct Hit! and New Orleans hardcore punk act PEARS have just announced a short tour together in the United States in the first half of December. You can view dates and locations for the tour below.

PEARS self-released Go To Prison on June 24th. Direct Hit!’s Brainless God was released in September 2013 through Red Scare Industries.

Music Video: Direct Hit! – “Brainless God”

Direct Hit! has released a music video for their track “Back To The Tower”. The song appears on the band’s latest album Brainless God. You can check it out below.

Brainless God was released in September 2013 through Red Scare Industries. The band recently put up ‘pre-orders’ (for the lack of a better term) for the Brainless God vinyl boxset, which you can find here.

Interview: Nick Woods (Direct Hit!) on Last Call with Carson Daly

Late last night, Direct Hit! made their debut television appearance on the late night talk show, Last Call with Carson Daly. Frontman Nick Woods sat down to discuss a bit of his songwriting mentality, his bandmates, and the way that he views the people who attend his shows. You can watch the interview below.

Direct Hit! released their sophomore album, Brainless God in September 2013 via Red Scare Industries. The band recently put up ‘pre-orders’ (for the lack of a better term) of the Brainless God boxset, which you can find here.

Direct Hit! and The Front Bottoms to make appearances on Last Call With Carson Daly this week

Direct Hit! and The Front Bottoms are listed among the musical guests on Last Call With Carson Daly this week.  DH! will be appearing on the show tonight (Wed. October 1st) and the latter will be on tomorrow night (Thurs. October 2nd).

For those who don’t watch Last Call With Carson Daly regularly, the show airs on NBC at 10:35 PM Pacific / 12:35 AM Central / 1:35 AM Eastern.  More info can be found here.

Nick Woods of Direct Hit! plays stripped down version of “Bad Trip on Holy Ghost” for Punks In Vegas

Frontman Nick Woods of Direct Hit! recently sat down with Punks in Vegas and performed a stripped down version of their new song “Bad Trip on Holy Ghost.” You can check out the video below.

The song is featured on the recently released “Red Scare Industries: 10 Years Of Your Dumb Bullshit” compilation, which is available for purchase here.

Mixtapes announce final pre-hiatus tour dates with Direct Hit!, Lipstick Homicide & Elway

It was announced back in July that Mixtapes would be going on an indefinite hiatus following their appearance at The Fest 13.  Now they’ve announced 4 more shows they will be playing with Direct Hit!, Lipstick Homicide, and Elway on their way to Gainesville.

Details on all of the shows the band has coming up this fall can be found below.  They seem to be unsure if they’re ever going to play again after this, so if you’re a Mixtapes fan and you wanna catch ’em live one more time, now’s the time to do it.

Mixtapes released their second, and as of now, final, full-length album Ordinary Silence on June 25th, 2013 through No Sleep Records.