Punk tends to reward purity of vision. Generally the surest path to success for a punk band is to do one thing and do it well, be it streamlined garage punk, street punk or post-hardcore. Direct Hit have never been ones to limit themselves, though. Instead, their albums hopscotch from skate-punk to hardcore and alternative. And their follow-up Crown of Nothing , released last month, is an even bolder swing for the fences as well as a step outside of their comfort zone. In the past, their process had always been to rehearse the songs to near completion before they began recording, but for the new album they left room for surprises in the studio, while inviting more than a dozen guest musicians to leave their mark on the record. But Woods speaks about the album with a mix of pride and ambivalence. Woods credits their label Fat Wreck Chords for giving the band the freedom—not to mention the budget—to make the kind of albums they want to make, even though that their scattershot nature makes them anything but a surefire return on investment.
Direct Hit! In , while playing with indie rock group The Box Social , Nick Woods had the idea to start a pop punk band that would release music "like comic books," favoring the rapid and consistent release of short EPs over the slow and sporadic traditional approach of full-length records. From , Direct Hit! In , Direct Hit! From to , the band released five more splits before returning to the studio to record their second full-length record, a concept album titled Brainless God , released by Red Scare Industries. Described as a document of "the final days of a world staring down total nuclear Armageddon ," the album follows a serial killer and his would-be victim as the two escape a Satanic cult while trying to find truth and redemption before Armageddon. The album was featured on Punk News's "Top 20 Records of the Year" list, where it was called "a finely tuned blast of tooth-melting punk rock goodness. In February , Direct Hit!
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