Redd Kross are back with their first album in seven years, Beyond the Door, which will be out August 23 on Merge. Jeff and Steven McDonald say the record reflects their “total commitment to having the best fucking time we can have while we’re all still here.” Steven also says this is the group’s most collaborative album in ages, maybe ever: “Jeff is still very much the driving force behind the compositions, but with more help from me than ever. Jeff and I haven’t shared this much of the writing and singing since Born Innocent in 1981.” This record is also the first time longtime live members Jason Shapiro and Dale Crover (Melvins, OFF!) have played on a Redd Kross album. The first single is the title track, and is a typically super-catchy, glam-punk riff-rocker. Listen below.
Redd Kross will be on tour with Melvins (with whom Steven currently plays bass) and ShitKid this fall, and dates include NYC-area stops on October 10 at Warsaw in Brooklyn and October 11 at Stone Pony in Asbury Park. Tickets are on sale now.
Redd Kross – Beyond the Door tracklist:
The Party 2:09
Beyond the Door 2:32
There’s No One Like You 2:49
Ice Cream (Strange and Pleasing) 3:43
Fantástico Roberto 3:54
The Party Underground 3:10
What’s a Boy to Do? 3:22
Punk II 1:41
Jone Hoople 3:17
When Do I Get to Sing “My Way” 4:02