Didn’t win the Mega Millions, eh? Not to worry…we’ve got something to lift your spirits. Even though we’re still two days away from the October 26th release of Direct Hit’s epic new album, Crown of Nothing, you can hear the entire record over at Alternative Press right now! Jackpot!!! If you haven’t grabbed your copy of Crown of Nothing and the accompanying comic book series, get on it! Then, set sail for Florida, where Direct Hit will be tearing it up at PRE-FEST and FEST. Info here!
The spookiest time of year is fast approaching, and we ain’t talkin’ ghouls and goblins either. Something far scarier is lurking around the corner…Fest! Grown men in jorts, tattoos of burritos on bicycles, and, of course, all those damn beards. Don’t worry, children. We’ll be there to hold your hand. And while we may not have much in the way of “tricks,” we’re certainly gonna be bringin’ the “treats!” We’re packing our annual Fat Music for Fest People 10inch, along with a bunch of other rare vinyl, which you can grab at both the Pre-Fest and Fest flea markets. There’s a ton of Fat Wreck Chords bands playing again this year too, so get your schedule sorted out early.
Additionally, be on the lookout for Fat Wreck Chords co-owner Erin. This will be her first Fest, so be nice to her! Post a photo with her, hashtag it #EdaggersFirstFest, and you’ll be entered to win a special copy of our Fest 10" signed by Lagwagon and the boss lady herself. She’ll pick the winner…so, you know, make sure you get a good angle.
Crown of Nothing, the stunning new Direct Hit album, doesn’t come out for a couple of weeks. Lucky for you, we’ve got something to satiate you. The third single, “Different Universe,” is premiering over on our YouTube channel! Directed by Adam Santiago & Derek Shreves, the duo pull back the curtain on the macrocosm of Crown of Nothing. Is it the beginning, or the end for these characters? You’ll just have to ponder it until you can absorb the album in its entirety. Fear not, vocalist Nick Woods sheds a little light on some of the ambiguity below. Stay tuned…as the journey has only begun.
“Back when we were just starting to write this album, a friend of ours was insane enough to write a script for a feature-length movie fleshing our Crown Of Nothing’s plot and characters. This is a trailer for that film, set to the lead track on our new album. If you want the whole story, Walker Dubois took it to an even crazier length, and turned that same script into the comic book you can buy along with the new record. We’re proud of all the work they did, and hope it pulls you into the world we tried to create with our music this time around.”
Hi-Standard is The Gift that just keeps on giving this year. We’re taking pre-orders for a special, one-time pressing of The Gift right now! If you didn’t score the limited color vinyl version we released last month, don’t worry. Now’s your chance to get a picture disc version, featuring art by Frank Kozik! So, pick up a copy of what’s sure to be the best looking vinyl in your collection. Heck…why not grab a new Hi-Standard shirt while you’re at it? Orders will ship in January.
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