Redd Kross to Release First Album in 15 Years
Wed, 09 May 2012 11:48:51
Redd Kross are back after a decade-and-a-half of recorded silence. They will be delivering their signature brand of genuine rock 'n' roll with a vengeance. On Aug. 7, Merge Records will release Researching the Blues, the first new album from Redd Kross in 15 years.
Researching the Blues features 10 new songs clocking in at just under 32 minutes. With songs written by Jeff and produced and mixed by Steven, the album is by far the bandís favorite record. Steve says, "It has the most singular artistic vision of any record we've done. It is just 10 really fucking awesome songs that have the ability to move you in many different ways."
Founded 34 years ago in Los Angeles during the first wave of LA punk rock by brothers Jeff and Steven McDonald (then respectively 15 and 11 years old), Redd Kross cut their teeth opening for Black Flag at a middle school graduation party. Their debut recordings caught the attention of Rodney Bingenheimer, who quickly became a fan as he spun their Ramones-inspired songs like ìAnnette's Got The Hitsî and "I Hate My School" on the world-famous KROQ.
In 2006, Jeff and Steven announced their reunion with the ìclassic Neurotica line-up, joined once again by guitarist Robert Hecker (ITíS OK) and drummer Roy McDonald (The Muffs). Redd Kross have been playing to enthusiastic audiences at sold-out select shows and festivals.
Punk. Fucking. Rock.
1. Researching the Blues
2. Stay Away From Downtown
4. Draculaís Daughters
5. Meet Frankenstein
6. One of the Good Ones
7. The Nu Temptations
8. Choose to Play
9. Winter Blues
10. Hazel Eyes
Are you going to research the blues on Aug. 7?