Redd Kross is to release new LP ‘Beyond the Door’

On August 23, Merge Records will release the much-anticipated Redd Kross LP Beyond the Door. Today, Redd Kross share Beyond the Door release details as well the title track which premiered at Stereogum and is available on all streaming platforms. Beyond the Door can be pre-ordered now on CD, digitally, and on limited-edition opaque purple Peak Vinyl in the Merge store.

Redd Kross have also announced a massive fall tour with the Melvins which kicks off on September 3 in San Diego and includes shows in major markets including Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and more. All upcoming shows are listed below.

Beyond the Door is an album inspired by the band’s “total commitment to having the best fucking time we can have while we’re all still here” (what they like to call “the Party”). It’s a rock and roll record and a celebration of everything brothers Jeff and Steven McDonald love, from cultures both high and low. Musically, it’s guitars, bass, and drums topped with a generous portion of sweet vocal melodies often delivered with an ambiguous edge.

Beyond the Door marks Redd Kross’ most collaborative record to date. Steven describes this evolution: “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.” Guitarist Jason Shapiro and drummer Dale Crover (Melvins, OFF!) are longtime members of the Redd Kross live band, but this album marks the pair’s recorded debut with the group. Mixed in Los Angeles by Steven McDonald, Beyond the Door includes notable guest appearances from Anna Waronker (That Dog), Geré Fennelly, Buzz Osborne (Melvins), and Josh Klinghoffer.

On the surface, the album title is a playful reference to an Italian horror film the McDonald brothers watched as children, a loose rip-off of both The Exorcist and Rosemary’s Baby that stars Juliet Mills of ’70s television program Nanny and the Professor. But like all things Redd Kross, it would be a sad injustice to stop digging there. No one knows what lies Beyond the Door… but we’re all in front of it.

Inspirations as varied as K-pop, glitter gangs, embarrassed tweens, long-term relationships, a mysterious character named Fantástico Roberto, and much more all contributed to Beyond the Door, an album that lures the listener into Redd Kross’ secret club full of riddles and inside jokes, with the ultimate reward of the perfect pop moment!

Redd Kross on tour:
Sep 03 San Diego, CA – Casbah
Sep 04 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
Sep 05 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
Sep 07 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
Sep 08 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
Sep 10 Eugene, OR – Wow Hall
Sep 11 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Sep 13 Seattle, WA – Neumos
Sep 14 Seattle, WA – Neumos
Sep 15 Spokane, WA – The Big Dipper
Sep 16 Missoula, MT – Top Hat Lounge
Sep 17 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Sep 19 Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
Sep 20 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
Sep 22 Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar
Sep 23 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
Sep 24 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Sep 25 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
Sep 26 Chicago, IL – Metro
Sep 27 St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
Sep 28 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
Sep 30 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
Oct 01 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
Oct 02 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Oct 03 Detroit, MI – El Club
Oct 04 Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
Oct 05 Pittsburgh, PA – Red Theatre
Oct 07 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theatre
Oct 08 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Oct 09 Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
Oct 10 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
Oct 11 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
Oct 12 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
Oct 13 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
Oct 15 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
Oct 16 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Oct 17 Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
Oct 18 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
Oct 19 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
Oct 21 Orlando, FL – The Social
Oct 22 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
Oct 23 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
Oct 25 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
Oct 26 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
Oct 27 Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
Oct 28 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Studio
Oct 29 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
Oct 30 Austin, TX – Mohawk
Oct 31 Dallas, TX – Trees
Nov 03 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
Nov 04 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Nov 05 Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse Saloon


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