The track from the band’s upcoming third album, Exit Strategy, is a blistering, no-holds-barred call to ac on for the oppressed, marginalized and working class
No bullshit, class-conscious punk rock and rollers, Red Kate, are proud to announce their first new music in five years. “Shut It Down”, the debut single from the band’s upcoming third album, Exit Strategy, is a blistering, no-holds-barred call to ac on for the oppressed, marginalized and working class. Written by the band’s former guitar player, Desmond Poirier, a era ending a Stand Up KC march, “Shut It Down” reminds us that when push comes to shove, the one power the powerless still have when they come together in solidarity is to SHUT! IT! DOWN! The song begins streaming on all platorms Thursday, April 27, 2023.
In late 2021, singer/bassist, L. Ron Drunkard, drummer Andrew Whelan, rhythm guitarist Shawn Hamontree, and newly added lead guitarist Chris Kinsley returned to the band’s mainstay studio, Duane Trower’s Weights and Measures Soundlab, to finish what, at this point, had become a multi-year project. The group laid down four new tracks written during lockdown and then began the long process of turning twelve songs recorded over several sessions in two different studio locations with four different guitarists into the best sounding, and best collection of songs the band has ever recorded. Exit Strategy is set for release in the Fall of 2023 on Kansas City record label cooperative Black Site.