Redd Kross haven’t put out a new album in 15 years, but their return this year is marked with the “Blues.”
“Researching the Blues” is the title track from the rock act’s forthcoming Merge album, due on Aug. 7. Jeff McDonald is still sounding snotty as hell, bold in front of the matchy-matchy rhythm section. He wrote the record while brother Steven produced.
The lineup is rounded out by Roy McDonald (The Muffs) and a reunion with lead guitarist Robert Hecker, who played with the band through 1991.
Eddie Kurdziel replaced Hecker for 1993’s “Phaseshifter,” but died in 1999, after which the early-wave L.A. punk group went on indefinite hiatus, post-“Show World.” Redd Kross has been performing in varying lineups for the last five years, but haven’t released new music until now.
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