Direct Hit – Wasted Mind

Milwaukee’s Direct Hit are back with their 1st Fat Wreck release and 3rd album Wasted Mind.  Like their sophomore Brainless God, Wasted Mind is a loosely themed pop-punk concept album, this time dealing with drugs, alcohol, and chemically altering the brain. Musically, this is Direct Hit’s poppiest and arguably most accessible album for a larger audience to date.  The songs are oozing with harmonies and catchy melodic hooks.  It’s incredibly solid pop-punk, and Direct Hit is one of the best pop-punk bands around these days, […]

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The Bouncing Souls – Simplicity

The Bouncing Souls, those fucking New Jersey mooches are back with their 10th full length album Simplicity, and I’ve cautiously optimistic about this one for quite some time.  The Souls have been my favorite band since I was just an angst filled NJ teen many years ago, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I’ve been disappointed into their descent to mellowness over the past few full length albums that started on The Gold Record and peaked with Ghosts On The Boardwalk.  Sure, […]

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