Melvins Announce New Album, Working With The Butthole Surfers

The Melvins fall 2014

 

The Melvins have announced their new album Hold It In, to be released this fall on Ipecac. The first new album from the group since 2010’s The Bride Screams Murder features a new configuration of the band. Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover are joined now by famed Butthole Surfers Paul Leary and JD Pinkus. Hold it in was recorded between Los Angeles, where Buzz resides and Austin TX.

 

In an upcoming recent interview conducted with Ghost Cult, Buzz remarked that the yet to be announced Melvins project would be “like nothing anyone has ever heard from us”.

 

 

In a further quote from the press release Buzz chimes in further:

Hold It In is a refreshing piece of fiction in a boring world of fact and bullsh*t,” said Osborne. “Paul is one of the best guitar players I have ever heard and Pinkus has an outside the box type of approach to both guitar and bass that you just have to let it ride. I can’t believe this actually happened. I’m thrilled.”

 

“It’s very rare you get a chance to work with three folks from the ‘Break A Wish’ foundation, all at the same time,” said Pinkus. “I believe they’ll remember their experience with me forever (or until they finally all lose their fight with S.I.D.S).”

The Melvins kick off a round of U.S. tour dates on Oct. 15 in Sacramento at Assembly, which also includes a performance at this year’s Voodoo Experience in New Orleans. Osborne, Crover and Pinkus will be the touring roster for this run of dates.

Tour dates:

October 15 Sacramento, CA Assembly

October 17 Bellingham, WA Wild Buffalo House of Music

October 18 Seattle, WA The Showbox

October 19 Portland, OR Roseland Theater

October 21 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall

October 22 San Luis Obispo, CA SLO Brewing

October 23 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour

October 24 San Diego, CA The Casbah

October 25 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom

October 26 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad

October 28 Dallas, TX Trees

October 29 Austin, TX Mohawk

October 30 Houston, TX Warehouse Live – Studio

October 31 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Fest

November 1 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall

November 2 Gainesville, FL The Wooly

November 3 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit’s

November 4 Orlando, FL The Social

November 5 Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Culture Room

November 6 Tampa, FL Orpheum Theater

November 8 Atlanta, GA The Loft at Center Stage

November 9 Birmingham, AL Zydeco

Tickets are on sale this Friday, Aug. 1 at 10 am local time.

Osborne is currently touring in support of his debut acoustic album, This Machine Kills Artists, performing shows this week in Tucson (July 30 at Club Congress) and Palm Springs (July 31 at Pappy & Harriet’s) before heading to Australia and Europe for an additional six weeks of dates. Crover temporarily joins OFF! for the band’s August tour.

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