Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Artist: Direct Hit!
Track: “Forced to Sleep”
I don’t think very many bands could make something like the overuse of amphetamines seem so harmless and enjoyable, but then again not every band is Direct Hit! Following in the footsteps of 2013’s satirical Brainless God, the Milwaukee pop-punkers seem to be picking up right where they left off with their latest energetic single. ‘Forced to Sleep’ wastes no time, as huge vocal hooks are intertwined with drug-induced lyrics and crunchy guitars. As usual, it’s the band’s bitingly sarcastic delivery and lyricism that keeps them ahead of the game. Beneath the sugary-pop vibe, ‘Forced to Sleep’ is a raucous recollection of living a fast-paced life, and eventually being worn down by a steady intake of substances. It’s nothing new we haven’t heard from Direct Hit! before, but it’s a familiar and fitting way to kick off their upcoming LP, Wasted Mind. Not only that, it’s reassuring that despite a three year absence, they sound as scathingly sardonic and humorous as ever.
Wasted Mind will be released on June 24th through Fat Wreck Chords
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