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Music Video: Direct Hit! – “Satan Says”

Direct Hit! has just released a music video for their song “Satan Says”. The song appears on the band’s debut album, Domesplitter.

You can watch “Satan Says” right here.

Direct Hit! released Domesplitter in 2011 on Kind of Like Records. They plan on releasing their sophomore album, tentatively titled Brainless God, later this year.

Nick Woods (Direct Hit!) announces new project Galactic Cannibal

Nick Woods from Milwaukee pop punk act Direct Hit! has started a side project called Galactic Cannibal. You can download their demos for free right here.

First round of bands announced for Stay Sweet Fest 2013 (includes Direct Hit!, Pentimento, and more)

Richmond, Virginia’s Stay Sweet Fest has announced the first round of bands on the extensive lineup for the 3rd edition of the festival, which will be taking place from April 12th to April 14th.

So far the lineup includes Direct Hit!PentimentoCaptain, We’re Sinking!Luther, Daylight and a ton of other bad ass punk bands.

Check out a list of all of the bands currently announced right here, and stay tuned for more lineup announcements to come in the future.

Video: Devon Kay covers Choke (Direct Hit!) live

Click here to watch Devon Kay of Devon Kay And The Solutions play a song by his other band Direct Hit!

Click here to hear the original version. Devon Kay most recently released a music video for his song W.W.C.D. Give that a watch here.

Masked Intruder, Direct Hit!, Jetty Boys, The Moguls announced for 1st Annual Wisconsin Punk Fest

Details have been released regarding the first annual Wisconsin Punk Fest, featuring an all-star Wisco cast of Masked Intruder (Madison), Direct Hit! (Milwaukee), Jetty Boys, Whisky Pig, and The Moguls (Madison)

The one-night, all-ages rager will be at The Majestic Theatre in Madison on Friday, January 11th. Check out the Facebook event page here.


Free Compilation: “5 Minutes To FEST”

Gainesville’s annual punk Fest started today and to commemorate the occasion the folks organizing the festivities have released a free compilation featuring a crap load of the bands performing.

Snag or stream it here.

Full EP Stream: Direct Hit! and Braver split

Milwaukee pop punks Direct Hit!, and Minneapolis-based punk band Braver are streaming their new split in its entirety.

You can check it out here.

The split is being released on both Lost Cat Records and Let’s Pretend Records on October 30th.

New Music: Braver – “Zero From Nothing” and Direct Hit! – “Bored & Out Of Line” off upcoming split

Minneapolis-based punk band Braver, and Milwaukee pop punks Direct Hit! have just released a little preview of what is to come from with their upcoming split.

Braver is streaming the song, “Zero To Nothing”, here, and Direct Hit! is streaming “Bored & Out of Line” here.

Get ready for a release of this split through both Lost Cat Records and Let’s Pretend Records next week.


Album Review: Direct Hit! / The Haverchucks – Split

Not too long ago Kind of Like Records and Bright & Barrow announced a split between Madison, WI’s Direct Hit! and Richmond, VA’s The Haverchucks. With two relatively young pop punk bands, one already established in the scene and the other just beginning to break out, releasing two brand new songs each, what’s not to love? Plus, check out that sweet cover art. Neither band would have been a likely candidate to have appeared on Beavis and Butthead, but the homage is still greatly appreciated by someone who can still remember watching the final episode of the show’s original run back in 1997.

The Direct Hit! half of the split takes a step backwards from the band’s last release (their split with Hold Tight!, which found them exploring near-metalcore territory). Across their two songs, Direct Hit! shows progression from the infectious pop punk sound that they’ve established over the last few years, while also still being able to retain it at the same time. “Operation” is a cover (originally performed by The Side Project, another pop punk band from Wisconsin) although cover or not, Direct Hit! takes a gritty approach to the song, akin to the songs from the band’s previous split with The Jetty Boys in which vocalist Nick Woods continue to use his new, rougher singing style. The lead guitar sounds almost like Teenage Bottlerocket, and the repeated chorus of “you’re just a tumor in my brain (I need an operation)” while being backed by handclaps is bound to get stuck in your head. While the song doesn’t differ much from the original, Direct Hit! manages to make it sound like it is a song of their own. Direct Hit!’s other song, “Fallout Shelter Television”, is a sing-along that ends just as abruptly as it begins, complete with a fart at the end of the track, nodding (intentionally or unintentionally) to the band’s predecessors in the Descendents and blink-182. This is Direct Hit! at their finest: gang vocals mixed with blazing speeds and a dash of humor.

The Haverchucks, on the other side of things, play pop punk as if it were 1992 again. Both of the band’s contributions would sound right at home in The Mr. T Experience discography, nasally vocals complimented with a bouncing bass and a melody that’s way catchier than something this distorted should be. “Winding Down” kicks off the Haverchucks side, and it comes complete with chants of “let’s go!”, and a rocking guitar solo that leaves before it wears out its welcome. In the other contribution, “(The Girl Gave Me) The Runaround” shows off the band’s ability to utilize Weasel-esque “woah-uh-woahs” with mastery, quite possibly being the best song that Dr. Frank never wrote.  While the band is more or less channeling the early 90’s Lookout Records roster, The Haverchucks stand out by having a bassist they actually utilize as opposed to following the root note of the guitar. This is one of the things Green Day also used to break out of the mold, so get into The Haverchucks now before they begin writing high concept socio-political rock operas.

If this collection of songs is any indication of what either band’s next respective full length is going to sound like, you should already consider them the best pop punk albums of 2013. Fuck you, and get pumped.


Full EP Stream: Direct Hit! and The Haverchucks Split

Just this week, Kind of Like Records and Bright and Barrow Records released a split EP between pop-punk groups Direct Hit! and The Haverchucks. Currently Bright and Barrow is streaming the whole thing on their bandcamp page.

You can listen to it here. The split is also available to purchase in digital and 7″ format.

New Song: Direct Hit! – “Fallout Shelter Television”

Wisconsin pop-punk act Direct Hit! have premiered a new song called “Fallout Shelter Television”. The song comes off of the band’s upcoming split release with The Haverchucks.

You can check out “Fallout Shelter Television” right here.

The Direct Hit! / Haverchucks split will come out October 9 via both Kind of Like Records and Bright and Barrow Records.

Direct Hit reveal cover art for split with Haverchucks

Kind of Like Records and Bright and Barrow Records have announced plans to release a split 7″ between pop-punk groups Direct Hit! and the Haverchucks. The split is due out October 9th, and will feature two songs by each band.

Check out the cover art here.

DH’s last releases were a split 7″ with Jetty Boys through Good Land Records and a split 12″ with Hold Tight through I Hate Punk Rock Records.  And coming up next year, Direct Hit! plans to release a new full-length album.  We’ll keep you posted.

Kind of Like Records and Bright and Barrow plan split with Direct Hit! and the Haverchucks

Kind of Like Records and Bright and Barrow Records have announced plans to release a split 7″ between pop-punk groups Direct Hit! and the Haverchucks. The split is due out October 9th, and will feature two songs by each band. Check out the tracklist here.

Direct Hit! recording new album

Get ready for some new music from Wisconsin pop-punk act Direct Hit! The band announced via facebook that they have an entire album worth of new material written and they are recording demos in a couple weeks.  Specifically, they state:


The most recent Direct Hit! release was their split with Hold Tight, released through I Hate Punk Rock Records.

Contest: Win a Sink the Bismark LP and more from I Hate Punk Rock Records

I Hate Punk Rock Records is giving away a whole bunch of swag. One of you lucky readers will nab a pretty sweet package that includes Sink the Bismark‘s LP “Sine Metu,” the split LP from Direct Hit! / Hold Tight, the split 7-inch from Jetty Boys / Boys Club, a I Hate Punk Rock t-shirt and more.

See the prizing details and enter to win here.