Direct Hit! has been pumping out their own brand of pop-punk infused mind altering tracks for about a decade now. In 2011, after half a dozen EPs and dozens of demos released to the DH faithful on the internet, Direct Hit! threw together a collection of these songs that would comprise their debut full length Domesplitter. Two albums later, the latter of which being the acclaimed Fat Wreck debut, Wasted Mind, the label felt it was due time to give Domesplitter a proper release. With new artwork, and an extended pressing, the masses can finally hear the songs that formed the enigma that is Direct Hit! in their entirety.
Frontman Nick Woods gives you the rundown: "Domesplitter is the first full-length album we put out. It's an ‘album' in the sense that it runs for about a half hour, but really it's just a compilation of 10 tunes we'd already posted on the internet in the couple years leading up to its original release. The handful of people who knew and cared about our band at the time picked the tracklist out by voting on these slips of paper we mailed with SASEs before we'd even put out a real record. So really, this wasn't even ‘original' when it first came out, which makes it pretty fucking derivative now.
"But if you're looking for wholly pioneering and groundbreaking punk rock from DH at this point, something's probably wrong with your brain. Either way, after we signed up with Fat a lot of people started asking us if we'd ever put these tunes back on vinyl again. So that's what we're doing here. I still think a lot of these songs hold up. The rest make for great embarrassment fodder when we're onstage. Show how cool you are by yelling "Living Dead" at us instead of "Free Bird." We will never play it."