Today Steve McDonald of Redd Kross shared his excitement about their new release, “The Party Underground” from the upcoming Beyond the Door album. The song weaves in 60s influences with Cowsills-style backup singing and a beat that makes you want to do the pony.
“Today is a special day for me because Redd Kross releases a new song from our forthcoming album #beyondthedoor into the world. The track is called “The Party Underground” and I wrote it all by my lonesome. It’s a celebration of the world of underground music, a place I’ve inhabited either as a fan or a creator my entire life. This picture is from our first year of gigging, taken at a place called the #KingsPalace which was later renamed (to the more known) #Rajis. I’m 12 and @jeffmcdonaldrk [Jeff McDonald] is 15 or 16. The 2nd picture is part of the artwork for our new album (Isn’t it beautiful!?!).
“The world of underground music is one that is often viewed as a training ground, a place that you aim to leave, somewhere you should eventually launch from–similar to say, leaving your parents house after you graduate. But that doesn’t always happen, in fact it rarely does, yet the mythology or assumption continues that those at the Party Underground are there only because they’ve yet to receive their invite to the party above ground. Here I attempt to turn that notion on its head. We reject the dull normality and closed-minded attitudes so prevalent in the mainstream, especially now in these regressive times. And with that I invite ALL to have your minds blown, rebuilt and reconfigured by the glorious dueling solos of underground rock guitar legends Jason Shapiro, Jeff McDonald, and special guest @realkingbuzzo [Buzz Osborne from The Melvins].”