The Dead Hand of Tradition – “…strongest punk album of 2015”

“…this is by far the strongest punk album in 2015” -Zgro (Out of the Darkness)

http://outofthedarkness.rs/recenzije/red-dons-dead-hand-of-tradition-lp-taken-by-surprisederanged-2015/


Above is a link to download our new album, The Dead Hand of Tradition.

Euro Tour – 2015

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27.08. Bremen, DE – Sportamt confirmed w/ Jungbluth
28.08. Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang – GET LOST FEST
29.08. Copenhagen, DK – Ungdomshuset
30.08. available Sweden, Denmark
31.08. Gothenburg, SE – Bengans
01.09. Oslo, NO – The Crossroad Club
02.09. Stockholm, SE – Lilla Hotellbaren
03.09. Umeå, SE – Verket
04.09. Oulu, FI – Tukikohta
05.09. Helsinki, FI – Ääniwalli – WALLIHAUTA
07.09. Uppsala, SE – Red Room
08.09. Malmö, SE – Norra G 26
09.09. Berlin, DE – SO36 w/ No More Art
10.09. Warsaw, PL – ADA w/ Gulag Beach
11.09. Brno, CZ – Bajkazyl w/ Cult Values
12.09. Vienna, AT – EKH w/ Warcry, Cult Values
13.09. Bratislava, SK – Fuga
14.09. Ilirska Bistrica, SL – MKNZ w/ Warcry
15.09. Budapest, HU – Müszi w/ Nervosas
16.09. Zagreb, HR – Attack w/ Warcry
17.09. Milan, IT – Lo-FI Club
18.09. Geneva, CH – La Verseuse
19.09. St. Etienne, FR – La Guelle Noir
20.09. Barcelona, ES – tba
21.09. Valencia, ES – La Residencia
22.09. Alicante, ES – tba
23.09. Madrid, ES – Wurlitzer Ballroom
24.09. San Sebastian, ES – tba
25.09. Bordeaux, FR – Heretic Club
26.09. Paris, FR – La Mecannique Ondulatoire w/ Youth Avoiders, Stalled Minds
27.09. Antwerp, BE – Music City – RODEOFEST
28.09. Cologne, DE – AZ
29.09. Frankfurt, DE – Dreikönigskeller
02.10. Tübingen, DE – Epplehaus, HEIMAT TO HELL FEST w/ The Stops
03.10. Munich, DE – Kafe Kult w/ The Stops, Stalled Minds
04.10. Leipzig,DE – Zoro w/ The Stops, Destruction Unit

The Dead Hand of Tradition: Available for Download


Above is a link to download our new album, The Dead Hand of Tradition.

Five years after their seminal Fake Meets Failure LP, Red Dons return with their junior album The Dead Hand of Tradition, set to be released this summer on Deranged Records in North America and Taken By Surprise Records in Europe.

A lot has happened in those five years.
Two of the band’s core members Douglas Burns and Hajji Husayn left their hometown Portland, Oregon behind, for Chicago and London. They recorded and released a slew of singles on labels like Grave Mistake and Dirtnap (including a collaboration with TV Smith of UK punk legends The Adverts). Despite the distance between them, they’ve managed to tour regularly in North America and Europe.

In January this year they reconvened in Portland to record The Dead Hand of Tradition at Buzz Or Howl Studios, the same establishment where they recorded the album’s predecessor. “The Dead Hand of Tradition” features ten new tracks of their signature dark, driving, melodic punk rock sound. The formula of their distinctive songwriting hasn’t changed, but has matured as a result of having five more nomadic years under their belts. These new experiences have only added to the themes of alienation, emigration, and loss, present in their music.

Welcome to the family Ruby

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We’re very excited to welcome Ruby Sparks to the RED DONS family. If you live in the mid-west, come see Ruby’s debut shows as a Red Don this June (dates below).

Also, be sure to check out Ruby’s band THE STOPS. They’ll be touring Europe in October. http://thestops.bandcamp.com/

RED DONS TOUR DATES:
6/18 – DETROIT @ Lager House Detroit w/ Hysterese, Devious Ones
6/19 – HAMILTON @ TBA (early show)
6/19 – TORONTO @ Bridge Show
6/20 – OTTAWA @ Ottawa Explosion
6/21 – MONTREAL @ Casa del Popolo w/ Destruction Unit
6/23 – COLUMBUS @ Ace of Cups w/ Nervosas
6/24 – BLOOMINGTON @ Madison Square Garden w/ Nervosas
6/25 – CHICAGO @ Burlington w/ Nervosas, Daylight Robbery

Mid-West Tour Dates

Photo by Mateus Mondini

RED DONS are playing mid-west dates in June with some really great bands. If you can, come out to one of the shows.

6/18 – DETROIT @ Lager House Detroit w/ Hysterese, Devious Ones
6/19 – HAMILTON @ TBA (early show)
6/19 – TORONTO @ Bridge Show
6/20 – OTTAWA @ Ottawa Explosion
6/21 – MONTREAL @ Casa del Popolo w/ Destruction Unit
6/23 – COLUMBUS @ Ace of Cups w/ Nervosas
6/24 – BLOOMINGTON @ Madison Square Garden w/ Nervosas
6/25 – CHICAGO @ Burlington w/ Nervosas, Daylight Robbery

photo by Mateus Mondini

Review: Notes on the Underground

Red Dons – Notes On The Underground 7″ (Grave Mistake)

Do you think that anyone has ever responded to the question “hey, you wanna write some punk songs?” with the answer “sure, do you mean songs that are four to five minutes in length?”? And yet the Red Dons are clearly a punk group, offering two lengthy tracks of moody melodic punk. It’s pretty good – I’m reminded of a depressed Marked Men, a bouncy No Hope For The Kids, or a pop-punk-infused Adverts as I spin these tunes. They get it pretty much right, from the well-sung vocals to the two-note “police siren” guitar solo that occurs over a moody, incessant bass-line. Clearly these songs took time to put together, and while that may fly in the face of punk’s other definitions, Red Dons are a good example of why rehearsal and forethought can occasionally work for a punk rock band. -Yellow Green Red

http://www.yellowgreenred.com/?p=7618