NewsFebruary 12, 2018 10:23 AM ET6,304 views

Melvins announce new album, North American tour

Melvins band 2018 Official press release: The Melvins return with the new album Pinkus Abortion Technician (April 20, Ipecac Recordings), featuring both ongoing Melvins' bass player Steven McDonald (Redd Kross, OFF!) and Butthole Surfers', and occasional Melvins', bottom ender Jeff Pinkus on bass. "With our upcoming release, we double your bass player with Steven McDonald AND Jeff Pinkus holding down the bottom," explains Dale Crover. 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!" "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, adds Buzz Osborne. "We'll be taking this two-prong bass attack on the road as well which should prove to be interesting. Pinkus Abortion Technician is a radically great record and was a stone groove to record. We drank a lot of coffee and enjoyed each other's company. I like Steven and Jeff a great deal. I admire their bass playing and singing and both of them can grill a mean steak." Melvins - Pinkus Abortion Technician cover Pinkus Abortion Technician track list: 1. Stop Moving To Florida 2. Embrace The Rub 3. Don't Forget To Breathe 4. Flamboyant Duck 5. Break Bread 6. I Want To Hold Your Hand 7. Prenup Butter 8. Graveyard "Stop Moving To Florida" is a medley of the James Gang's "Stop" and Butthole Surfers' "Moving To Florida," the band also covers the Beatles' "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and Butthole Surfers' "Graveyard" on the eight-song release. Pre-orders will be announced soon. The Melvins have also simultaneously announced a 10-week North American tour, kicking off on April 26 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: April 26 San Diego, CA Casbah April 29 Dallas, TX Tree's April 30 Austin, TX Mohawk May 1 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall May 3 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon May 4 Birmingham, AL Zydeco May 6 Charlottee, NC Visulite Theater May 7 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle May 9 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 July 12 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory July 13 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour July 14 Fresno, CA Strummer's July 16 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall July 17 Sacramento, CA Holy Diver July 19 Seattle, WA Neumo's July 20 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom July 21 Vancouver, BC Venue Nightclub July 24 Edmonton, AB Union Hall July 25 Calgary, AB Marquee Room July 27 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret July 28 Fargo, ND The Aquarium (Dempsey's Upstairs) July 29 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue July 30 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon July 31 Chicago, IL Park West August 2 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme August 3 Detroit, MI El Club August 4 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar August 5 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre August 6 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Company August 7 Des Moines, IA Wooly's August 8 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room August 10 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre August 11 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre August 13 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge August 14 Las Vegas, NV The Bunkhouse Saloon

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