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The Melvins return with a double album, A Walk With Love and Death, on July 7 via Ipecac Recordings.
The dual albums find the trio of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Steve McDonald showcasing two distinct sides to the band’s music: Death, a proper Melvins’ release and Love, the score to the Jesse Nieminen directed, self-produced short also titled A Walk With Love and Death. A release date for the short has not been announced yet.
“This was a huge undertaking,” explained band ringleader Buzz Osborne. “All three things: the album, the soundtrack and the film are benchmarks for us.”
Drummer Dale Crover added, “A Walk With Love and Death is one giant, dark, moody, psychotic head trip! Not for the faint of heart. You'll sleep with the lights on after listening.”
The albums, which include guests Joey Santiago (The Pixies), Teri Gender Bender (Le Butcherettes/Crystal Fairy) and Anna Waronker (That Dog), were self-produced with engineer Toshi Kosai.
King Buzzo: guitar, vocals Dale Crover: drums, vocals Steven McDonald: bass, vocals
Special Packaging: CD - Two 6 panel wallets, Two 8 page folders, housed inside a box
LP - Two Gatefolds, Two LPs, one colored pink and one colored violet Audio download card, housed inside a box.
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A Walk With Love & Death tour dates: July 5 San Diego, CA Casbah July 6 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory July 7 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour July 8 Fresno, CA Strummer’s July 9 Sacramento, CA Goldfield Trading Post July 10 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall July 12 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre July 13 Seattle, WA Showbox w/EODM July 14 Vancouver, BC Venue Nightclub July 17 Edmonton, AB Union Hall July 18 Calgary, AB The Marquee July 20 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret July 21 Fargo, ND The Aquarium July 22 Minneapolis, MN Grumpy’s Bash July 24 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom July 25 Chicago, IL The Metro July 26 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme July 27 Detroit, MI El Club July 28 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop July 29 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar July 31 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater August 1 Syracuse, NY The Westcott Theater August 2 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club August 3 New York, NY Irving Plaza August 4 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer August 5 Asbury Park, NJ The Stone Pony August 6 Baltimore, MD Ottobar August 8 Richmond, VA The Broadberry August 9 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle August 10 Knoxville, TN The Concourse August 11 Louisville, KY Headliner’s Music Hall August 12 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room August 13 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck August 15 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre August 17 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge August 18 Las Vegas, NV Psycho Fest August 20 San Jose, CA The Ritz August 21 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst August 22 Los Angeles, CA The Echo September 5 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom September 6 Tucson, AX 191 Toole September 8 Austin, TX The Mohawk September 9 Dallas, TX Tree’s September 10 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger September 11 Houston, TX Warehouse Live (Studio) September 13 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s September 14 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall September 15 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit’s September 16 Tampa, FL The Orpheum September 17 Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Culture Room September 18 Orlando, FL The Social September 20 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club September 21 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade (Hell Stage) September 22 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley September 23 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone September 25 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon September 26 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Co. September 27 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s September 28 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room September 30 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre October 2 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad October 3 Flagstaff, AZ The Green Room
Spotlights, who will release their Ipecac debut this fall, open on all dates.
The Melvins will also perform with Tool on June 24 at the Glen Helem Amphitheater in San Bernardino, Calif.
Fans of: Melvins, Red Kross, Off!, Mike Patton, Ipecac
It’s 2016 and the Melvins have an album called Basses Loaded coming out that features six different bass players. That’s right SIX different bass players. NEW Melvins bass players for this go around are Steve McDonald from the legendary Los Angeles glam punk band Redd Kross and their old friend Krist Novoselic from Nirvana! Making return appearances are former and probably future bass players Jeff Pinkus (Butthole Surfers), Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle/Fantomas), Jared Warren (Big Business) and Dale Crover.
Six bass players? Is this a joke? What IS the deal with these ceaseless idiots? Can’t they just settle in and be happy with ONE line up?
I suppose it figures considering how many goddam bass players they’ve had up until this point.
Nonetheless Basses Loaded actually works!
According to King Buzzo, “More is more! As hard as it might be to believe, all of these bass players contribute something of their own to Basses Loaded which gives the whole album a good kick right in it’s big fat ass.”
Recording with Krist Novoselic is something that should have happened a long time ago but rumor has it that he’s been busy doing things like playing bass with Paul McCartney and getting his ass inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It’s hard to believe he even bothered with this! Ha!
Butthole Surfer and Honky member Jeff Pinkus played on the Melvins’ album Hold it In and has done shit load of touring with the boys in the last few years.
Trevor Dunn recorded the Freak Puke album with these guys as well as played bass on the Melvins’ record setting US tour where they played all 50 states plus DC in 51 days. This was also released as a tour DVD last year entitled Across the USA in 51 Days, the Movie!
Jared Warren is a Melvins’ veteran having recorded the Senile Animal, Nude with Boots and The Bride Screamed Murder albums as well as the Bulls and the Bees EP. Dale Crover is usually the Melvins drummer but slid over to bass when they brought back original drummer Mike Dillard for the Tres Cabrones album (this line-up was called Melvins 1983).
Steve McDonald has been in Redd Kross since he was 11 and he’s a founding member of Los Angeles hardcore band OFF! plus he’s got REALLY good stories about the “rock scene” in Los Angeles! The Melvins have a shit load of touring planned with Steven this year so this whole thing is a really big deal.
1. Black Heath (Death)
2. Sober-delic (Acid Only) [Death]
3. Euthanasia (Death)
4. What’s Wrong With You? (Death)
5. Edgar the Elephant (Death)
6. Flaming Creature (Death)
7. Christ Hammer (Death)
8. Cactus Party (Death)
9. Cardboa Negro (Death)
1. Aim High (Love)
2. Queen Powder Party (Love)
3. Street Level St. Paul (Love)
4. The Hidden Joice (Love)
5. Give It to Me (Love)
6. Chicken Butt (Love)
7. Eat Yourself Out (Love)
8. Scooba (Love)
9. Halfway to the Bakersfield Mall (Love)
10. Pacoima Normal (Love)
11. Park Head (Love)
12. T-Burg (Love)
13. Track Star (Love)
14. The Asshole Bastard (Love)
For Fans Of
Melvins, Nirvana, Red Kross, Big Business, Fantomas, Butthole Surfers
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