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Direct Hit and PEARS have released a bloody new music video for both “Blood On Your Tongue” and “Arduous Angel,” two tracks off their forthcoming split record Human Movement.

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“This is a weird video about two groups of people who hate each other, but recognize a common evil and fight against it together,” says Direct Hit’s Nick Woods. “On one side, you have this heroine who orchestrates a kidnapping and drugging to turn this smitten henchman into a weapon. And on the other, you have this kind of weird cleanup crew who paves the way for it to happen. In the end, the people at the top of the chain end up dead, and it’s the middleman tool who gets fucked over.”



“Part of this song is about being a kid who hears their parent fight,” says PEARS vocalist Zach Quinn. “Divorce for some is traumatic, for others, it is a lifesaver. Additionally, I think this is PEARS’ first song with a standard pop structure, which doesn’t happen all too often.”

Human Movement is a split album that sees both New Orleans hardcore outfit PEARS and Milwaukee punks Direct Hit writing five new songs each and a cover of their counterpart’s material. The record will be released through Fat Wreck Chords on Nov. 3, and you can preorder it here.

Watch the video below: 

pears direct hit human movement

Track list:
1:  Direct Hit – “You Got What You Asked For”
2:  Direct Hit – “Blood On Your Tongue”
3:  Direct Hit – “Open Your Mind”
4:  Direct Hit – “Shifting The Blame”
5:  Direct Hit – “You’re Boring”
6:  Direct Hit – “Nothing”
7:  PEARS – “Hey There, Begonia”
8:  PEARS – “Mollusk’s Mouth”
9:  PEARS – “Arduous Angel”
10:  PEARS – “Misery Conquers The World”
11:  PEARS – “The World Is Ending (Sorta)”
12:  PEARS – “Never Now”

Catch Direct Hit on tour on the following dates: 
10/25 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
10/27 – Gainesville, FL @ 8 Seconds
11/25 – Chicago, IL @ Metro (w/ Tiger Army)

Catch PEARS on tour on the following dates:
10/17 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
10/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
10/19 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
10/25 – Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene*
10/27 – Stockholm, Sweden @ FRYSHUSET*
10/29 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ VEGA*
11/01 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy Birmingham*
11/02 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo*
11/04 – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy Leeds*
11/05 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton*
11/06 – Dublin, Ireland @ The Academy*
11/07 – Glasgow, UK @ 13th Note
11/08 – Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy Newcastle*
11/09 – Namur, Belgium @ Le Temple
11/10 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Rockhal*
11/11 – Paris, France @ Bataclan*
11/12 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ AFAS Live*
11/14 – Munich, Germany @ Zenith – Die Kulturhalle*
11/15 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Festhalle Frankfurt*
11/17 – Dusseldorf, Germany @ Mitsubishi Electric HALLE*
11/18 – Hamburg, Germany @ Sporthalle*
11/19 – Berlin, Germany @ Velodrom Berlin*
11/21 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Halle 622*
* w/ Rise Against