The Melvins have announced the release of their newest full-length record titled Pinkus Abortion Technician. The forthcoming album will be the first Melvins release to see both Steven McDonald (Redd Kross, OFF!) and Jeff Pinkus (Butthole Surfers) performing bass. Drummer Dale Crover comments: Continue Reading
The Melvins have premiered their new track “Christ Hammer” via Loudwire. The song is off of their upcoming double album, titled A Walk With Love & Death, which is both a traditional Melvins release and a soundtrack to a short film. Death will be a proper Melvins release, while Love will serve as the soundtrack to an upcoming short film, also titled A Walk With Love & Death, directed by Jesse Nieminen. Check out “Christ Hammer” after the break.
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Atlanta noise rock trio Whores. have released a new track in conjunction with their forthcoming performance at Amphetamine Reptile’s Bash 17. The track, which will appear on a special 10″ compilation for the festival, is titled “Flag Day” and is rife with piercing dissonance and muscular, bashing groove. The track can be streamed after the break.
Bash 17 will take place on July 22 at Grumpy’s in Minneapolis. The festival will also feature performances from the Melvins, Cherubs, Mudhoney, Lydia Lunch and The Blind Snake. Tickets for the event can be found here.
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The Melvins have announced a 12-week North American summer/fall tour in support of their forthcoming double album/film score, A Walk With Love & Death, which is due out on July 7 via Ipecac Recordings. The tour will begin on July 5 in San Diego and will conclude on October 3 in Flafstaff, Arizona. Spotlights, who will be releasing their Ipecac debut sometime this fall, will be providing support on all dates. The full itinerary can be found after the break.
The term “supergroup” is often met with some apprehension, and it’s easy to see why. It would seem that for every solid collaboration of established musicians, there are always a handful of lackluster projects lurking around the corner; projects whose only claim to fame is their pedigree and are easily forgotten. It’s quite a daunting task to find an Old Man Gloom among a sea of Chickenfoots.
With the case of Crystal Fairy, however, “supergroup” is applicable here. This is not simply because of who is involved, but because the music itself is, well, super.
The Melvins have announced the release of their first double album. Titled A Walk With Love & Death, the new record will double as a traditional Melvins release and a soundtrack to a short film. Death will be a proper Melvins release, while Love will serve as the soundtrack to an upcoming short film, also titled “A Walk With Love & Death”, directed by Jesse Nieminen. Guitarist Buzz Osborne comments:
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Crystal Fairy – the new collaboration between members of Melvins, The Mars Volta and Le Butcherettes – have released their eponymous new track from their forthcoming self-titled album. “Crystal Fairy” is comprised of grimy grooves, courtesy of Buzz Osborne, propelled by frontwoman Teri Gender Bender’s eclectic, commanding vocal performance. Gender Bender said the following of the new track:
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Crystal Fairy (Melvins, Le Butcherettes, Mars Volta) have premiered a new track from their forthcoming self-titled album via Pitchfork. The new track is titled “Chiseler” and it rushes out of the gate with barreling, drop-tuned riffage and Teri Gender Bender’s soaring and commanding vocals. Teri Gender Bender offered the following comments to Pitchfork about the track:
The Melvins have premiered their forthcoming album, Basses Loaded, at MLB.com. The record is officially due out this Friday, June 3, via Ipecac Recordings. Pre-orders can still be found here. The record, as the title suggests, features a revolving door of bassists including Nirvana‘s Krist Novoselic, Butthole Surfers‘ J.D. Pinkus and more. Check out the record in full now.
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The Melvins have premiered their take on “Take Me Out to the Ballgame, off of their upcoming Basses Loaded, at Pitchfork. The group’s rendition of the classic baseball anthem is quirky, naturally, featuring 8-bit electronic sounds and rousing group vocals. The track can be streamed at this location now. Other tracks from their upcoming album can be streamed here.
Basses Loaded will be released on June 3 via Ipecac.