Direct Hit’s debut FAT album is officially out today! Listen to Wasted Mind on Uproxx, Bandcamp, Spotify, or Youtube (above). Read a review or two. Then catch them live this weekend as they’ll be performing a trio of record release shows before kicking off a tour next month. Lastly, if you enjoy listening to music like this, then you’re going to need the Deluxe Head Shop Package, limited to 300 and including a colored vinyl pressing unique to this set! Watch the unboxing video (below) to see what this is all about.
Bonjour Québec! Hide your biere, because we’re coming to Amnesia Rockfest this weekend. NOFX is playing the entire Punk In Drublic album, Lagwagon is playing Hoss front to back, and Cokie The Clown is making his second ever public performance… possibly handing out shots! Plus, there’s a slew of past and present Fat Wreck Chords bands playing this year. If that’s not enough, we’ll be hanging out in our booth slinging some new threads and our new Rockfest comp: Fat Music For Wrecked People – Wreckfest 2016! Check them out and we’ll see you out there.
The Dirty Nil – 11:55
Against Me! – 14:15
NOFX – 17:15
Lagwagon – 22:20
The Sainte Catherines – 19:30
Strung Out – 20:35
WIZO – 21:10
Rise Against – 00:00
Leftöver Crack – 00:35
Cokie The Clown – 01:20
Wasted Mind, Direct Hit’s third album and first for FAT, is coming out this Friday! We know you can’t wait to hear it, and we can’t wait for you to hear it. So, go listen to the album premiere on Uproxx today! After you’ve allowed these razor sharp, pop-punk anthems to sink in, you’ll want to read the accompanying interview, which delves into songwriter Nick Woods’ brain. Tomorrow, the Milwaukee-based band will perform live on WMSE at 6PM CST and you can tune in here. Tickets are slipping away for their upcoming summer run; get yours while they last.
This summer, Europe is jam packed with our bands! Since Mean Jeans are never ones to miss a party, they’ll be there this July on a full blown tour supporting their FAT debut, Tight New Dimension. If you haven’t seen their latest video yet, go watch “Croozin” NOW! Then, strap on your rollerblades and get to one of their upcoming shows!
Attention, Japan!! Something massive is headed your way this summer and no one is safe. No, it’s not Godzilla. It’s Get Dead! They’ll be toppling buildings with their raucous live show in support of the brand new full-length, Honesty Lives Elsewhere, out July 29th. Check out the dates, and info here.
Los Angeles! If you can breathe your brown air well enough tomorrow, get over and see Dead To Me!
San Diego Punk (yeah, you know the guy) got Mean Jeans drunk and interviewed them.
Hey American West! Bad Cop/Bad Cop is ready to rock for you over the next week!
Leftover Crack is ready to rock Canada this week!
New interview with Direct Hit frontman Nick Woods.
How do you say “Party” in Swedish? We’re guessing this interview Mean Jeans has the answer.
CJ Ramone talks about why 1989 “should have been the end of the century” in a new Rolling Stone piece.
Strung Out, Mad Caddies and CJ Ramone have all been added to Stemweder Open Air in Germany!