THIRD MAN RECORDS ANNOUNCES VINYL-ONLY REISSUES OF REDD KROSS’ PHASESHIFTER AND SHOW WORLD AVAILABLE MARCH 27

Third Man Records is excited to announce reissues of Redd Kross‘ two beloved 1990s albums, Phaseshifter (1993) and Show World (1997). The 180-gram vinyl-only reissues, which come on the heels of their amazing 2019 album Beyond The Door and after 40 years as a band, will mark the first-ever North American vinyl pressings of either album. Look out for the reissues via Third Man and in indie record stores on March 27. Pre-order Phaseshifter HERE and Show World HERE.

The band will also headline day 1 of Third Man’s two-day party during SXSW in Austin, TX — find more information about the party HERE.

Brothers Jeff and Steve McDonald formed Redd Kross (originally Red Cross) in Hawthorne, CA in the late ‘70s. Rumor has it that the band name was inspired by a prop from the 1973 horror film The Exorcist. Their first show was opening for Black Flag and they released their debut record the mythical Posh Boy EP in 1980 when they were just 17 and 13 respectively. The Posh Boy EP features Black Flag’s 2nd singer, Ron Reyes, on drums and founding member of Circle Jerks, Greg Heston, on guitar. 1982 saw a line up change and the release of Born Innocent, a high water mark of American Punk Rock. Containing nods to Jim and Tammy Faye Baker, Linda Blair, Lita Ford and breakfast cereal as well as a killer cover of Charlie Manson’s “Cease To Exist.” Redd Kross loves pop culture.

The brothers have kept Redd Kross going through the decades (and line-up changes), releasing 8 studio albums and a slew of EPs and singles. They have also stayed busy with side projects, production gigs and even occasional acting jobs. What are Redd Kross? Punk Rock? Psychedelia? Heavy Metal? Bubblegum? Power Pop? Whatever they are they are 100% Redd Kross, the catchiest of catchy, chock full of hooks, melodies and harmonies, impossible to not smile and sing along…..maybe even dance. Their live show just keeps getting better. Redd Kross are one of those rare bands who would be equally at home in a dark punk club and on stage at the Enormodome.

Phaseshifter

The McDonald brothers are joined by drummer Brian Reitzell, guitarist Eddie Kurdziel (R.I.P.) and keyboardist Gene Fennelly on 1993’s Phaseshifter. Redd Kross leaves the ‘60s and ‘70s pop culture references at the door (well, most of them) and brings their strong melodies, dreamy harmonies, psychedelic punk/bubblegum metal to the front, tearing through 12 new Redd Kross tunes. Every track is a full-on Redd Kross gem, with standouts like “Crazy World,” “Dumb Angel,” “Pay For Love” and “After School Special.”

 

Show World

Phaseshifter line-up intact (Gene Fennelly would soon move on, but plays all the keyboards on the recording), Redd Kross came back at us with amps turned up and smiles on their faces on 1997’s Show World. The album starts off with a spot on cover of The Quick’s L.A. power pop classic, Pretty Please Me, and sets the tone for yet another killer album by the thinking person’s good time band.

Like all RK albums before and since, this one is all killer, no filler, with special highlights Stoned, Vanity Mirror, One Chord Progression and the absolutely sublime Follow The Leader.

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Celebrate The Life of Kim Shattuck: Create A World Without ALS

We will be performing at this event on March 15th in honor of our dearly departed sister in arms @kimshattuck. It promises to be an amazing musical afternoon of friends and family. All proceeds go towards building a world free of ALS. It’s an all ages show, so bring the kids! Goldenvoice presale tickets on sale 1/23, venue tickets on sale 1/24. We will see you there, much LOVE. ?

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REDD KROSS SPRING 2020 EU/UK TOUR

We are beyond thrilled to announce Redd Kross are doing a month long 24 date tour of the UK and Europe April/May 2020. It will be our first fully comprehensive headlining tour in the region since 1998.  Tickets go on sale this Wednesday the 23rd. Go to Reddkross.com or the events listings of our fb page to purchase. Many of the rooms are tiny so don’t delay buying tickets and chance missing out. We can’t wait to see you! Much love, RK

APR 02 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso TICKETS
APR 03 Hamburg, Germany Headcrash TICKETS
APR 04 Copenhagen, Denmark Stengade TICKETS
APR 05 Gothenburg, Sweden Musikens Hus TICKETS
APR 07 Oslo, Norway Blaa TICKETS
APR 08 Slussterrassen, Stockholm Debaser TICKETS
APR 09 Malmo, Sweden Plan B TICKETS
APR 11 Berlin, Germany Franzz Club TICKETS
APR 12 Leipzig, Germany Tanzcafé Ilses Erika TICKETS
APR 14 Zurich, Switzerland Ziegel Oh Lac TICKETS
APR 16 Valencia, Spain Loco Club TICKETS
APR 17 Madrid, Spain Teatro Barcelo TICKETS
APR 18 Gijon, Spain Sala Albeniz TICKETS
APR 19 Bilbao, Spain Kafe Antzokia TICKETS
APR 21 Epinal, France La Souris Verte TICKETS
APR 21 Cologne, Germany Yard Club at Kantine TICKETS
APR 22 Antwerp, Belgium Kavka TICKETS
APR 24 Paris, France Petit Bain TICKETS
APR 25 Brighton, UK The Albert TICKETS
APR 27 Manchester, UK The Deaf Institute TICKETS
APR 28 Glasgow, UK Broadcast TICKETS
APR 29 Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club TICKETS
APR 30 Bristol, UK The Exchange TICKETS
MAY 1 London, UK The Lexington TICKETS
MAY 2 London, UK The Lexington TICKETS
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