Since 2010, Milwaukee’s premier pop-punk project Direct Hit! has routinely released material that ranged in scope from short-run splits and EPs to its well-received apocalyptic 2013 concept record, Brainless God. With a new record in the works, and with the notion that maybe some fans missed Direct Hit!’s releases with collaborators like Tit Patrol the first time around, Chicago punk label Red Scare Industries asked the band’s current lineup to revisit some of that little-known material on its 11-song collection, More Of The Same: Satanic Singles 2010-2014.
Over the last two weeks, Vice’s music site, Noisey, debuted the new version of “Brain Surgery” and Absolute Punk unveiled a re-recorded rendition of “Werewolf Shame.” Now, Milwaukee Record is proud to present an exclusive stream of another song off More Of The Same prior the album’s August 14 digital release (and August 21 physical release). According to Direct Hit! singer-guitarist and only remaining original member Nick Woods, “Say Whatever” is “kind of a dumb, nihilistic song about a serial killer who doesn’t get caught.” It was originally part of a 2011 split seven-inch with Sheboygan punk band Jetty Boys that Good Land Records released. Only 600 copies were pressed and there is no digital download available.
Before More Of The Same: Satanic Singles 2010-2014 renders these sparsely heard songs a lot less rare, hear Direct Hit!’s “Say Whatever” reprisal, only at Milwaukee Record. Direct Hit! will play the Chicago and Denver dates of Riot Fest in September, and will take part in Fest in Gainesville, Florida (October 30 to November 1).