There are few bands who manage to do something new in the current age of punk rock. Most groups that actually try to do anything especially interesting end up crossing the line from punk to some other form of music, never to look back at their gritty past ever again. And then there’s Direct Hit!. This quartet of Milwaukee’s finest pop-punks is fittingly punctuated. Both style and substance en masse from a punk band is something to covet, praise, and nurture like the mother tree in Avatar. The band writes songs about burning down places of employment, werewolves, getting high, zombies and a plethora of other topics found in comic books and horror movies.
After a series of EPs and splits, Direct Hit! is on the verge of releasing their first full length album, Domesplitter. The record is really a compilation of what some would consider the best of their previous EPs, rerecorded and released on beautiful 12” vinyl. If the Bible is a collection of stories passed down through history to instill common morality in the followers of its religion, then Direct Hit! may have just written the punk rock new testament.