Melvins Return April 20th With New Album And Tour Dates For 2018

The Melvins, founders of all things hated by glam, have new album dropping on April 20th titled “Pinkus Abortion Technician.” Check out the double bass action here, as the album has Jeff Pinkus from the Butthole Surfers alongside Melvin‘s goto bassist Steven McDonald. As a bassist myself, this is totally fucking rad!

Drummer Dale Crover shares, “With our upcoming release, we double your bass player with Steven McDonald and Jeff Pinkus holding down the bottom. It’s an experiment in the low end of the aural spectrum where we asked ourselves, ‘Would it work?’ ‘Could it work??’ ‘Should it work???’ The answers were yes, yes and YES!

Frontman/guitarist Buzz Osborne says, “We’ve never had two bass players. We’ve had two drummers and two guitar players, so it makes total sense to now have two bass players. We’ll be taking this two-prong bass attack on the road as well which should prove to be interesting.”

Track listing:

01. Stop Moving To Florida
02. Embrace The Rub
03. Don’t Forget To Breathe
04. Flamboyant Duck
05. Break Bread
06. I Want To Hold Your Hand
07. Prenup Butter
08. Graveyard

The band has also announced a 10-week North American tour, kicking off on April 26th at the Casbah in San Diego. The tour will feature the Melvins as a four-piece with both Pinkus and McDonald joining Osborne and Crover.

Tour dates as follows:

Apr. 26 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Apr. 29 – Dallas, TX @ Tree’s
Apr. 30 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
May 01 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
May 03 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
May 04 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
May 06 – Charlottee, NC @ Visulite Theater
May 07 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
May 09 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
May 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
May 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
May 12 – Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom
May 13 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
May 14 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
May 18 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
May 19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
May 20 – Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
May 22 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
May 23 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone
May 24 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
May 25 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
May 31 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Jul. 12 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Jul. 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Jul. 14 – Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s
Jul. 16 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Jul. 17 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
Jul. 19 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
Jul. 20 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Jul. 21 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue Nightclub
Jul. 24 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
Jul. 25 – Calgary, AB @ Marquee Room
Jul. 27 – Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
Jul. 28 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs)
Jul. 29 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Jul. 30 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
Jul. 31 – Chicago, IL @ Park West
Aug. 02 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
Aug. 03 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
Aug. 04 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
Aug. 05 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue Theatre
Aug. 06 – Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewing Company
Aug. 07 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
Aug. 08 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Aug. 10 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Aug. 11 – Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
Aug. 13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Aug. 14 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse Saloon

Tickets for all shows are on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. local time.

Get your Melvins fix, and other required information, here: http://www.themelvins.net/


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