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The Melvins Debut “Embrace The Rub” Video; North American Tour Begins April 26

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 28, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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THE MELVINS DEBUT “EMBRACE THE RUB” VIDEO FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM, PINKUS ABORTION TECHNICIAN (APRIL 20, IPECAC RECORDINGS)

PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW; TOUR BEGINS APRIL 26

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March 28, 2018 – Fullerton, Calif. – The Melvins, who recently announced the April 20 release of Pinkus Abortion Technician (Ipecac Recordings), have debuted the Mackie Osborne directed video for “Embrace The Rub” – watch below.

“’Embrace The Rub’ is a Steven McDonald penned, punker tune throwback to his days as a young Hawthorne, CA punk hanging out with Black Flag,” explained Dale Crover. “For some reason, I decided that this tune really needed a piano part.”

The eight-song album is the band’s first to feature two bass tracks on every song, with the bass players being Steve McDonald (Redd Kross, OFF!) and Jeff Pinkus (Butthole Surfers). The Melvins previously shared the song “Stop Moving To Florida” from the forthcoming release:

Pinkus Abortion Technician pre-orders are available now (http://smarturl.it/MelvinsPinkus) with digital pre-orders including an instant download of both “Stop Moving To Florida” and “Embrace The Rub.”

The band embarks on a 10-week North American tour on April 26. The trek will feature the Melvins as a four-piece with both Pinkus and McDonald joining Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover.

Tour Dates:

April 26 San Diego, CA Casbah

April 27 Tucson, AZ The Rock

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 5 Atlanta, GA Masquerade

May 6 Charlotte, 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 16 Toronto, ON Velvet Underground

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 26 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom

May 27 Norman, OK Opolis

May 29 Santa Fe, NM Meow Wolf

May 30 Flagstaff, AZ The Green Room

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

August 16 Los Angeles, CA The Echo

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THE MELVINS’ “STONER WITCH” PROFILED IN DECIBEL MAGAZINE’S AUGUST HALL OF FAME

Posted in metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Melvins - Decibel Magazine promo cover - 2014 - Buzz Osborne

SEVEN-PAGE ARTICLE FEATURES INTERVIEWS FROM BUZZ OSBORNE, DALE CROVER AND MARK DEUTROM

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Philadelphia, July 7, 2014 – Decibel Magazine’s August issue features an in-depth look at the Melvins’ 1994 album, Stoner Witch.

The issue, which arrives as Buzz Osborne is on his first ever solo/acoustic tour (dates below), features interviews with Osborne, Dale Crover and Mark Deutrom.

For more information and to order: http://store.decibelmagazine.com/collections/back-issues/products/august-2014-118.

Vice said of the release, “The Melvins are consummate masters of mood, in particular melancholy, and never more so than here.”

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Buzz Osborne Tour Dates:

July 07     Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall

July 09     Dover, NH @ Dover Brickhouse

July 10     Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

July 11     Pawtucket, RI @ The Met

July 12     Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at the Outer Space

July 13     New York, NY @ Santos Party House

July 14     Brooklyn, NY @ The Wick

July 15     Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts

July 17     Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar

July 18     Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern

July 19     Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theater

July 20     Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

July 22     Atlanta, GA @ The Basement

July 23     Birmingham, AL @ The Bottle Tree

July 25     New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s

July 26     Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

July 27     Austin, TX @ Red 7

July 28     San Antonio, TX @ Limelight

July 30     Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress

July 31     Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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THE MELVINS’ BUZZ OSBORNE ANNOUNCES EXTENSIVE “THIS MACHINE KILLS ARTISTS” SUMMER TOUR

Posted in metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , on April 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Buzz Osborne - Melvins - Photo Credit - Mackie Osborne - 2014

Photo credit: Mackie Osborne

THIS MACHINE KILLS ARTISTS SET FOR JUNE 3rd RELEASE

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Los Angeles – Melvins front man Buzz Osborne has confirmed a seven-week U.S. tour, which kicks off June 10 at The Casbah in San Diego.

Osborne previously announced the release of his first solo, acoustic release, This Machine Kills Artists, which is set for a June 3 release via Ipecac Recordings. Rolling Stone recently premiered the song “Dark Brown Teeth” (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-melvins-king-buzzo-go-acoustic-for-new-10-inch-album-tour-20140214), describing the track as “doomy, ill-angled” and with the “Beefheartian edge his band is renowned for.”

Osborne will document the solo outing through an ongoing travelogue on Noisey.com.

May 17     Pomona, CA @ Scion Rock Fest

June 10     San Diego, CA @ The Casbah

June 11     Echo Park, CA @ The Echo

June 12     Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

June 13     Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s

June 14     Sacramento, CA @ Assembly

June 15     San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall

June 17     Eugene, OR @ Wow Hall

June 18     Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

June 20     Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s

June 21     Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown

June 22     Spokane, WA @ The Hop

June 23     Missoula, MT @ The Palace

June 24     Billings, MT @ The Railyard

June 26     Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium

June 27     Minneapolis, MN @ Grumpy’s

June 28     Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall

June 30   Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme

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July 01     Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar

July 02     Detroit, MI @ Small’s

July 03     Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop

July 06     South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

July 07     Portland, ME @ Portland City Music Hall

July 10     Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

July 12     Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at The Outerspace

July 13     New York, NY @ Santos Party House

July 14     Brooklyn, NY @ The Wick

July 15     Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts

July 17     Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar

July 18     Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern

July 20     Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

July 22     Atlanta, GA @ The Basement

July 23     Birmingham, AL @ The Bottle Tree

July 25     New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s

July 26     Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

July 27     Austin, TX @ Red 7

July 28     Sam Antonio, TX @ Limelight

July 30     Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress

July 31     Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy and Harriet’s

Tickets will be available this Friday, April 4.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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THE MELVINS STREAM “TRES CABRONES” VIA PITCHFORK ADVANCE

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 30, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

The Melvins - Tres Cabrones - promo cover pic - 2013

NEW YEAR’S EVE SHOW WITH MUDHONEY AT GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL IN SAN FRANCISCO

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Oct. 30, 2013 – The Melvins are streaming Tres Cabrones (Nov. 5, Ipecac) in its entirety via Pitchfork (http://pitchfork.com/advance/271-tres-cabrones/).  Pre-orders for the record are available now: http://georiot.co/44Wg.

Tres Cabrones is as close as we’re willing to get to the Melvins 1983 line-up,” explained Osborne, of the 12-song album that reunites him, Dale Crover and original drummer Mike Dillard. “The best part is it’s all new songs. I specifically wrote tunes that would be good for these guys to play and it worked out great. We had no interest in rehashing tunes we wrote 30 years ago and chose instead to simply create NEW songs. It worked out perfectly.”

“Making the Tres Cabrones record was a real treat indeed. It’s a trip down memory lane complete with debauchery and ultra violence, ” said Dillard, who left the band in 1984 only to be replaced by Crover.

“After 30 years we release a record with the (almost) original line-up of the band,” added Crover. “I’ve always felt that drummer Mike Dillard was one of us. It’s great that he’s still a piece of the puzzle!  Plus, I get to see what it’s like being the bass player in the Melvins! Tres Cabrones indeed!”

The Melvins annexed Big Business band members Coady Willis and Jared Warren in 2006 for (A) Senile Animal and the quartet has remained in this incarnation for four additional releases including Everybody Loves Sausages, a covers album released this spring. Not ones to relax, the Melvins introduced Melvins Lite, a version of the band that teams Osborne and Crover with Trevor Dunn (Tomahawk, Mr. Bungle). Melvins Lite released their debut album, Freak Puke, in 2012 and subsequently embarked on a 51 date/51 State (including DC) tour of the United States. The band most recently celebrated their 30th anniversary with a six-week North American tour.

Up next for the band is a short stint in Australia with Helmet, a performance at the Meredith Music Festival on Dec. 13 and a recently announced New Year’s Eve performance with Mudhoney at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, Calif.

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December 06     Fremantle, Australia @ Metropolis

December 08     Brisbane, Australia @ The Hi Fi (w/Helmet)

December 09     Byron Bay, Australia @ Northern Hotel (w/Helmet)

December 11     Newcastle, Australia @ Cambridge Hotel (w/Helmet)

December 12     Canberra, Australia @ Anu Bar (w/Helmet)

December 13     Meredith, Australia @ Meredith Music Festival

December 15     Sydney, Australia @ Hi Fi (w/Helmet)

December 16     Adelaide, Australia @ The Gov (w/Helmet)

December 17     Melbourne, Australia @ Hi Fi

December 18     Hobart, Australia @ Brisbane Hotel

December 31     San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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MELVINS ANNOUNCE 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Posted in experimental metal, experimental rock, Hard Rock, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 23, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Melvins - 30th Anniversary Tour - promo flyer - 2013

“EVERYBODY LOVES SAUSAGES” AVAILABLE APRIL 30; ALBUM WITH BUZZ’S COMMENTARY STREAMING VIA SPIN

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April 23, 2013, LOS ANGELES – The Melvins celebrate their 30th anniversary with an extensive North American tour, kicking off on July 12 in Phoenix, Ariz.

“Has it really only been 30 years?” asked singer/guitar player Buzz Osborne. “Dang!  Thanks to everyone who’s been there for us!  It’s been an exciting trip and I probably should have listened and learned more. I apologize for anything I’ve ever done wrong and for anything I’m going to do wrong… Ha!”

Everybody Loves Sausages, a 13-track covers album including songs by Queen, Roxy Music and Venom, is the next release for the tricenerians. The album features guests Mark Arm, Jello Biafra, JG Thirlwell and Scott Kelly.  Spin is currently streaming the album, with commentary from Buzz, in its entirety (http://www.spin.com/articles/melvins-covers-album-stream-everybody-loves-sausages-buzzo/).

Melvins - Everybody Loves Sausages - promo cover pic!

The Washington-based band formed in 1983 by Montesano High School classmates Osborne, Matt Lukin and Mike Dillard.  The legendary outfit experienced its first line-up shift soon thereafter as Lukin and Dillard left the band with drummer Dale Crover stepping in, leading to one of rock music’s longest running partnerships.  In the intervening years the band, sometimes a trio and sometimes a quartet, has released over twenty studio albums, a dozen live records and innumerable singles and EPs.   In 2012 they embarked on the epic 51 States in 51 days tour and have recently added Melvins Lite, a new incarnation of the band featuring stand-up bassist Trevor Dunn, with the 2012 release of Freak Puke.

The Melvins launch a month-long European tour today in France with both Melvins Lite and the traditional Melvins line-up performing at various dates (full details below).  Other upcoming dates for the band include performances at Maryland Deathfest and Scion Rock Fest as well as trio of dates in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

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Melvins 30th Anniversary Tour:

July 12     Phoenix, AZ     Crescent Ballroom

July 13     Albuquerque, NM     The Launchpad

July 15     Denver, CO     The Summit Music Hall

July 17     Omaha, NE     The Waiting Room

July 18     Rock Island, IL     Rock Island Brewing Company

July 20     Minneapolis, MN     Bash 13 (Grumpy’s) *

July 21     Milwaukee, WI     Turner Hall Ballroom **

July 22     Chicago, IL     Double Door

July 23     St. Louis, MO     The Firebird

July 25     Cleveland, OH     The Grog Shop

July 26     Detroit, MI     Small’s

July 27     Syracuse, NY     The Westcott Theater

July 29     Boston, MA     Paradise Rock Club

July 30     Hartford, CT     Arch Street Tavern

July 31     Brooklyn, NY     Venue TBA

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August 1     Philadelphia, PA     Underground Arts

August 2     Baltimore, MD     Ottobar

August 3     Washington, DC     9:30 Club

August 4     Carrboro, NC     Cat’s Cradle

August 5     Atlanta, GA      The Loft at Center Stage Atlanta

August 7     New Orleans, LA     One Eyed Jack’s

August 8     Houston, TX     Warehouse Live – Studio

August 9     Austin, TX     Mohawk

August 10     Dallas, TX     Trees

August 13     Salt Lake City, UT     Club Sound

August 14     Boise, ID     Neurolux

August 16     Seattle, WA     Neumo’s

August 19     Vancouver, BC      Commodore Ballroom

August 20      Portland, OR     Wonder Ballroom

August 22     San Francisco, CA     Slim’s

* – w/Mudhoney, Die Kreuzen and Negative Approach

** – w/Mudhoney

Honky opens on all dates except where noted.

Previously announced dates:

Melvins Lite:

Apr. 23  Tourcoing, France  Le Grand Mix

Apr. 24  Brussels, Belgium  VK* Concerts

Apr. 25  Haarlem, Netherlands  Patronaat

Apr. 26  Cologne, Germany  Burgerhaus Stollwerck

Apr. 27  Luxembourg  Kulturfabrik

Apr. 28  Schorndorf, Germany  Club Manufaktur

Apr. 29  Geneva, Switzerland  L’Usine

Apr. 30  Livorno, Italy  The Cage

May 1  Milan, Italy  Bloom

May 2  Munich, Germany  Hansa 39

May 3  Prague, Czech Republic  Matrix

May 4  Wroclaw, Poland  Asymmetry Festival

May 5  Leipzig, Germany  UT Connewitz

Melvins:

May 7 & 8  Berlin, Germany  Festsaal Kreuzberg

May 10 & 11  Paris, France  Trabendo

May 13 & 14  Vienna, Austria  Arena Wien

May 16 & 17  Zurich, Switzerland  Rote Fabrik

May 19 & 20  London, UK  Electric Brixton

May 21 & 22  Bristol, UK  The Exchange

May 25  Baltimore, MD  Maryland Deathfest

May 27  Millvale, PA  Mr. Small’s Theatre

May 28  Columbus, OH  A&R Music Bar

May 29  Cincinnati OH  The Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

June 1  Memphis, TN  Scion Rock Fest

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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THE MELVINS – Release Unconventional Covers Album “Everybody Loves Sausages” On April 30th

Posted in experimental rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on February 12, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Melvins - Everybody Loves Sausages - promo cover pic!

GUESTS INCLUDE MARK ARM, JELLO BIAFRA, JG THIRLWELL AND SCOTT KELLY

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The Melvins return with a 13-track covers album titled Everybody Loves Sausages, which is set for an Apr. 30 release via Ipecac Recordings.

“This record will give people a peak into the kind of things that influence us musically,” explains Buzz Osborne. “We REALLY like all of these songs along with the bands who actually wrote this stuff because first and foremost we are HUGE music fans.”

In a decidedly Melvins approach to a covers album, the band not only selected a unique assortment of songs to cover, ranging from Roxy Music’s “In Every Dream Home A Heartache” to Queen’s “Best Friend,” they also enlisted several friends to take part including Mudhoney’s Mark Arm joining them for The Scientists’ “Set It On Fire” and Neurosis’ Scott Kelly pitching in on a cover of Venom’s “Warhead.”

While the release is billed as a proper Melvins’ album (featuring the line-up of Osborne, Dale Crover, Jared Warren and Coady Willis), there are a handful of songs recorded as the Melvins Lite incarnation of the band (Osborne, Crover and Trevor Dunn):  “Female Trouble” (Divine a.k.a. John Waters), “Timothy Leary Lives” (Pop-O-Pies) and “Romance By Tales of Terror” (Tales of Terror).

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The complete track listing with original artist and guest player notation:

01. Warhead (Venom; Guest: Scott Kelly of Neurosis)

02. Best Friend (Queen; Guest: Caleb Benjamin of Tweak Bird)

03. Black Betty (Original artist unknown)

04.  Set It On Fire (The Scientists; Guest: Mark Arm)

05.  Station To Station (David Bowie; Guest: JG Thirlwell)

06.  Attitude (The Kinks: Guest: Clem Burke of Blondie)

07.  Female Trouble (Divine a.k.a. John Waters)

08.  Carpe Diem (The Fugs)

09.  Timothy Leary Lives (Pop-O-Pies)

10.  In Every Dream Home A Heartache (Roxy Music; Guests: Jello Biafra and Kevin Rutmanis)

11. Romance (Tales of Terror)

12. Art School (The Jam; Guest: Tom Hazelmeyer)

13.  Heathen Earth (Throbbing Gristle)

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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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)

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THE MELVINS – Seek Guinness World Record For The Fastest Tour Of The United States & D.C. By A Band With 51-Date Fall Tour

Posted in experimental rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal with tags , , , , , on June 5, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Left to right: Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover; photo credit: Mackie Osborne

June 5, 2012, LOS ANGELES — 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.

“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, Delaware and Hawaii.

The Melvins Performance of “The War on Wisdom” from a recent episode of Last Call with Carson Daly can be seen by clicking the link below:

http://vimeo.com/41135378

Arriving in-stores and online today is Freak Puke, the debut release from Melvins Lite that Spin recently described as “a unique detour for the long-running band” and adding “one of the loudest bands on earth has perfectly siphoned their gloomy energy into evil cocktail jazz.”

Trevor Dunn

“We had seen Trevor playing upright bass in a jazz setting and thought that we could utilize that for a recording project,” explained Crover. “This is something different from the two drummer/big hair line-up, which we plan on continuing with as well.”

Prior to the Fall, the Melvins have a full spate of appearances.  The band perform two shows in conjunction with Subliminal Projects: June 8 at The Echoplex in Los Angeles and June 30 at  TT Underground Gallery in New York.  Buzz Osborne will be a guest on Fox News’ “Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld” on June 28.   Melvins Lite will also venture north for a three week trek of primarily Canadian tour dates that kicks off on July 1 (dates below).

The Melvins 51-date United States tour dates:

September 5    Anchorage, AK @ Bear Tooth Theatre and Pub

September 6    Seattle, WA @ Showbox at The Market

September 7    Oregon @ TBA

September 8    Boise, ID @ Neurolux Lounge

September 9    Missoula, MT @ Top Hat Lounge

September 10    Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound

September 11    Casper, WY @ TBA

September 12    Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre

September 13    Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck

September 14    Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note

September 15    Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room

September 16    Des Moines, IA @ House of Bricks

September 17    Sioux Falls, SD @ The Vault

September 18    Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium

September 19    Minneapolis, MN @ Grumpy’s

September 20    Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon

September 21    Chicago, IL @ Double Door

September 22    Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue Theatre

September 23    Louisville, KY @ The Vernon Club

September 24    Detroit, MI @ Smalls

September 25    Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

September 26    Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street

September 27    Jermyn, PA @ Eleanor Rigby’s

September 28    South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

September 29    Dover, NH @ Dover Brickhouse

September 30    Portland, ME @ Asylum

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October 1    Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

October 2    Pawtucket, RI @ The Met Cafe

October 3    New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place

October 4    Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

October 5    Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s

October 6    Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13

October 7    Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar

October 8    Washington, DC @ Black Cat

October 9    Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre

October 10    Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

October 11    Knoxville, TN @ The Square Room

October 12    Greenville, SC @ The Handle Bar

October 13    Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club

October 14    Birmingham, AL @ Bottle Tree

October 15    Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall

October 16    Jackson, MS @ Duling Hall

October 17    Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s Cantina

October 18    Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon

October 19    Austin, TX @ Mohawk

October 20    Norman, OK @ Opolis Production

October 21    Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad

October 22    Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom

October 23    Las Vegas, NV @ Artifice

October 24    Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery

October 25    Honolulu, HI @ The Republik

Melvins Lite Canada + tour dates (Retox opens all dates except July 4 and 20):

July 1    Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall

July 3    Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre

July 4    Ottawa, ON @ Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest

July 5    Toronto, ON @ Opera House

July 6    London, ON @ Call The Office

July 7    Hamilton, ON @ Club Absinthe

July 9    Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Center

July 10    Regina, SK @ The Exchange

July 11    Saskatoon, SK @ Louis’ Pub

July 12    Calgary, AB @ Republik

July 13    Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room

July 15    Vancouver, BC @ Venue

July 17    Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo House of Music

July 18    Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

July 20    San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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.

Melvins Lite “Freak Puke” – I’ve Listened. I Dig It. I Highly Recommend It. Will It Really All Matter? I Hope So…

Posted in alternative rock, experimental rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 3, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

MELVINS LITE – The irrefutable legendary band known across Earth as The Melvins are Melvins Lite with their new studio album Freak Puke. This ten song offering from Melvins Lite will be released on June 5th, 2012, via Ipecac. For loyal and new fans alike, I’ve decided to list some excerpts from past press releases that sheds more “lite” on why The Melvins are Melvins Lite on Freak Puke. Here we go and enjoy:

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 release titled Freak Puke.

Buzz Osborne has stated, in a prior press release:

“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.”

The Melvins have decided to release an album called “Freak Puke.” AND they’ve decided to call it Melvins “Lite.” It’s still the Melvins of course but the “Lite” moniker comes from the fact that they’ve recorded the entire record with the always busy and fabulously talented Trevor Dunn playing a stand up double bass and it sounds really cool! It’s new musical territory for the Melvins and it works like a charm…”

Stone says, about Freak Puke and other related stuff:

My curiosity for The Melvins came to a boil back in 1993, when Houdini was released. This was the fifth album from The Melvins, so I knew I had some catching up to do with their back catalog. Houdini did it for me and the rest is (who gives a crap) history. I’m guessing once you listen to The Melvins once, you’re sucked in by the uncanny way they make their music different.

Fast forward to 2012 and Freak Puke from Melvins Lite. Wether it’s Houdini, Freak Puke or any other album from The Melvins that’s in-between, I’ve come to the belief that The Melvins follow no musical path but their own. As I write this epic album review, that classic line from (Bill Murray) who played Tripper Harrison in the 1979 comedy film, Meatballs, comes to my mind: “It just doesn’t matter.”

What doesn’t matter Stone? Well, I’ll tell you since you’re pondering. Trying to declare what genre The Melvins or Melvins Lite belongs to… it just doesn’t matter. Caring if anyone out there gives a crap that I really dig Freak Puke… it just doesn’t matter. Telling the world that Freak Puke ranks as a high recommendation from Stone… it just doesn’t matter.

What does matter is The Melvins musical existence. This Freak Puke album from Melvins Lite doesn’t follow a flavor-of-the-month blueprint for gratitude; that slimy gratitude from the snotty hierarchy that manipulates the mainstream. From the onset, Mr. Rip Off reminds me that this band is not ripping off anyone (no pun intended). Besides, I could sit for a month of Mondays and still not be able to name another band that sounds like this. Yes, that’s a grand statement to make, especially when soundalikes are more abundant in the music world than there are synthetic additives found in one Hostess Twinkie.

For those who truly need to know, Freak Puke is a heavy album. You’ll hear heavy guitar, heavy beats and clean vocals. Eccentric vocals at times too. With that said, Freak Puke is also a listen into what’s not heavy and still comes across as… heavy. Experimental. Alternative. Heavy. Sludgy. That’s Freak Puke and yes, I did throw out some damn Rock genres after all. Then again… it just doesn’t matter.

Wait, what does matter is my persuasiveness in prompting you to buy Freak Puke. Don’t follow the robotic crowd of cheerleaders for America’s Got Talent or any other plastic Pop Culture crap on a plate, try to be different. Be very different. Melvins Lite won’t bite. Hey, that rhymed. Still, it just doesn’t matter.

Let your ears become saturated with some Melvins Lite and be introduced to Rock ‘N Roll the way it was meant to be played; Rock ‘N Roll that shoots straight from the hip, without any predetermined obligations to those Rock historian morons that push out 50 pound coffee table books and vote at The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Freak Puke, courtesy of Melvins Lite, aims and succeeds to spread some messed-up fun and madness, on a sonic ride that is an instant remedy for Rock ‘N Roll status-quo-itis.

At the end of my semi-boring day, I surely hope my blab for Melvins Lite and Freak Puke does matter. At least a little bit. Metal be thy name.

Freak Puke – Track Listing:

Mr. Rip Off

Inner Ear Rupture

Baby, Won’t You Weird Me Out

Worm Farm Waltz

A Growing Disgust

Leon vs. The Revolution

Holy Barbarians

Freak Puke

Let Me Roll It

Tommy Goes Beserk

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For more info on THE MELVINS, click the links below!

www.themelvins.net

www.facebook.com/melvinsarmy

www.ipecac.com

LONG LIVE MELVINS LITE.

LONG LIVE THE MELVINS.

Stone.

MELVINS – NEW EP AVAILABLE TODAY AS A ‘FREE DOWNLOAD’ VIA SCIONAV.COM

Posted in heavy metal news, metal music, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal with tags , , , , , , on March 13, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Mar. 13, Torrance, Calif. — Scion A/V has partnered with the Melvins for an EP titled Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees, a five-song collection that marks the band’s first original material since their 2010 album The Bride Screamed Murder. The release is available today as a free download via Scion A/V’s website (http://scionav.com/index#!collection/917/The-Melvins—The-Bulls–The-Bees).

A video for “The War on Wisdom,” which features a re-enacted, early incarnation of the Melvins debuts today on Brooklyn Vegan’s website (www.brooklynvegan.com).

The Melvins formed in 1983, kicking off what would be a seismic shift in heavy music and focusing the epicenter of modern music firmly on the Pacific Northwest for the next decade plus. The band blended Punk, Metal, Hard Rock to create a new subgenre that has been tagged with a variety of labels including Sludge, Grunge and Doom and won a cult of fans that have yet to waiver some twenty-nine years into the band’s career. Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover have been the band’s constants (Crover joined in 1984) with Big Business’ Jared Warren and Coady Willis joining the band in 2006 for (A) Senile Animal.

“The Melvins have remained such a consistent presence in heavy music,” says Jeri Yoshizu, manager of sales promotions for Scion.  “It’s an honor to have them create an original release for Scion A/V.”

Osborne described Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees as “amazing in its noisy calm intensity.” The physical release will be available at Scion Partners retail stores. For more information about the Scion Partner program and to find retail stores, visit www.scionav.com/partners.

Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees Track Listing:

1.  The War on Wisdom

2.  We Are Doomed

3.  Friends Before Larry

4.  A Really Long Wait

5.  National Hamster

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(Source: Speakeasy PR)

For more info on the MELVINS and SCION A/V:

www.themelvins.net

www.facebook.com/melvinsarmy

http://scionav.com/

http://www.facebook.com/scionavmetal

LONG LIVE THE MELVINS.

Stone.

MELVINS – SCION A/V SET TO RELEASE NEW MELVINS EP, SCION A/V PRESENTS: THE BULLS & THE BEES, ON MAR. 13

Posted in heavy metal news, Music, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal with tags , , , , , , on March 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Photo Credit: Jessi Rose

We Are Doomed,” the second song from the forthcoming Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees EP, streaming now via Revolver Magazine:

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/the-melvins-premiere-new-song-we-are-doomed.html

Scion A/V Sponsoring Spring U.S. Tour

Feb. 23, Torrance, Calif. — Scion A/V has partnered with the Melvins for an EP titled Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees, a five-song collection that marks the band’s first original material since their 2010 album The Bride Screamed Murder. The release will be available as a free download on Mar. 13 via Scion A/V’s website (www.scionav.com). A free stream of the first track, “The War On Wisdom” premiered Friday, February 24, 2012 on Pitchfork: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/13220-the-war-on-wisdom/.

The Melvins formed in 1983, kicking off what would be a seismic shift in heavy music and focusing the epicenter of modern music firmly on the Pacific Northwest for the next decade plus.The band blended Punk, Metal and Hard Rock to create a new subgenre that has been tagged with a variety of labels including Sludge, Grunge and Doom and won a cult of fans that have yet to waiver some twenty-nine years into the band’s career. Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover have been the band’s constants (Crover joined in 1984) with Big Business’ Jared Warren and Coady Willis joining the band in 2006 for (A) Senile Animal.

“The Melvins have remained such a consistent presence in heavy music,” says Jeri Yoshizu, manager of sales promotions for Scion. “It’s an honor to have them create an original release for Scion A/V.”

Osborne described Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees as “amazing in its noisy calm intensity.” The physical release will be available at Scion Partners retail stores. For more information about the Scion Partner program and to find retail stores, visit www.scionav.com/partners.

Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees Track Listing:

1.  The War on Wisdom

2.  We Are Doomed

3.  Friends Before Larry

4.  A Really Long Wait

5.  National Hamster

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(Source: Speakeasy PR)

For more info on the MELVINS, click on links below:

www.themelvins.net

www.facebook.com/melvinsarmy

For more info on SCION A/V, click on link below:

http://www.facebook.com/scionavmetal

LONG LIVE THE MELVINS.

Stone.

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