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THE MELVINS FEATURED ON PITCHFORK TV’S “FRAMES”

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on July 31, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

BAND’S ATTEMPT AT GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR FASTEST TOUR OF THE UNITED STATES BY A BAND KICKS OFF SEPT. 5 IN ALASKA; THE MELVINS CHRONICLING THEIR ADVENTURE ON SPIN WEBSITE

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July 31, 2012, LOS ANGELES —  The Melvins’ Buzz Osborne shares the story of the band’s first tour via an animated clip on Pitchfork TV’s “Frames” (http://pitchfork.com/tv/frames/1914-melvins/3117-first-tour/#ooid=E3Nm5mNTocmZ_r3eLDn6TFjHet8t1gWP).

The Melvins will attempt to become the Guinness World Record holders for the first band to tour the full United States and D.C. in 51 days with a tour kicking off Sept. 5 in Anchorage, Alaska and wrapping up Oct. 25 in Honolulu, Hawaii.  The Los Angeles-based band’s exploits will be chronicled on Spin’s website via an ongoing tour diary.

“We figured it was time for us to do something REALLY crazy,” said Osborne. “51 shows in 50 states plus 1 on D.C. and all in 51 days?  Jeez!  I wonder if we can do it?”

The tour, which will feature the Melvins Lite line-up of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Trevor Dunn, also marks the first time in the band’s near 30-year history that they will perform in Alaska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Delaware and Hawaii.

Freak Puke, the debut release from Melvins Lite, was released in early June. “First off, it’s almost impossible for us to convey to people that we plan on having both versions of the Melvins happening at the same time,” Osborne recently told Exclaim Magazine.  “So, for the record, we now have TWO versions of the Melvins, Melvins regular and Melvins Lite… Got it?”

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The Melvins 51-Date United States Tour Dates:

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on The Melvins & Melvins Lite, click links below!

http://www.themelvins.net

http://www.melvins.com

LONG LIVE MELVINS LITE.

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MELVINS LITE – Debuts With ‘Freak Puke’ On June 5th, 2012

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, experimental rock, Music, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal with tags , , , , , , on February 27, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27, 2012 – The Melvins unveil the latest twist in their 29-year history with Melvins Lite, an additional incarnation of the band that finds founders Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover partnering with Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk) for a 10-song released titled Freak Puke (June 5, Ipecac Recordings).

“The Melvins have a long history of mixing up our line-ups and I think that’s what has kept us relevant for so long,” explains Osborne. “Consider the Freak Puke record the fifth side of the four-sided Melvins’ triangle.”

Dunn is known as one of Rock and Jazz’s top bass players, performing on both a traditional and upright bass in a wide range of bands and as a freelance musician.  He is currently recording the new Tomahawk album, is a member of Fantômas and was the bassist for Mr. Bungle.

The Melvins will be taping an episode of Last Call with Carson Daly at their Apr. 13 show in Los Angeles. Osborne will join Greg Gutfeld for another chat on June 28 on Fox News’ Red Eye.

Freak Puke was recorded by Toshi Kasai and the Melvins in Los Angeles.

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Freak Puke – Track Listing:

01.  Mr. Rip Off
02.  Inner Ear Rupture
03.  Baby, Won’t You Weird Me Out
04.  Worm Farm Walt
05.  A Growing Disgust
06.  Leon vs. The Revolution
07.  Holy Barbarians
08.  Freak Puke
09.  Let Me Roll It
10.  Tommy Goes Berserk
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As previously announced the Melvins (as their “traditional,” four piece line-up with Crover, Osborne and Big Businesses’ Jared Warren and Coady Willis) will be touring the U.S. this Spring in support of the free EP release: Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees, available Mar. 13 at ScionAV.com.   Dates are listed below. A Melvins Lite tour is forthcoming.

April    11       San Jose, CA              The Blank Club

April    12       San Francisco, CA      Great American Music Hall

April    13       Los Angeles, CA        The Troubadour

April    14       San Diego, CA            The Casbah

April    17       El Paso, TX                 House of Rock

April    19       Austin, TX                  Mohawk

April    20       Houston, TX               Warehouse Live

April    21       New Orleans, LA        One Eyed Jack’s

April    23       Orlando, FL                 The Social

April    24       Gainesville, FL            Double Down Live

April    25       Atlanta, GA                 The Loft at Center Stage

April    26       Charlotte, NC              Amos Southend

April    28       West Chester, PA        The Note

April    29       New York, NY            Webster Hall

May    1          Milwaukee, WI            Turner Hall Ballroom

May    2          DeKalb, IL                   Otto’s Nightclub

May    3          St. Louis, MO              The Firebird

May    4          Nashville, TN               Exit Inn

May    7          Dallas, TX                    Trees

May    9          Santa Fe, NM               Santa Fe Brewing Company

May    11        Santa Ana, CA             Galaxy Concert Theatre

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(Source: Speakeasy PR)

For more info on The Melvins, click on the links below:

www.themelvins.net

www.facebook.com/melvinsarmy

www.ipecac.com

LONG LIVE THE MELVINS.

LONG LIVE MELVINS LITE.

Stone.

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