MELVINS will release their new album, "Pinkus Abortion Technician", on April 20 via Ipecac Recordings. The disc features both MELVINS' regular bass player Steven McDonald (REDD KROSS, OFF!) and BUTTHOLE SURFERS' Jeff Pinkus on bass.
"With our upcoming release, we double your bass player with Steven McDonald and Jeff Pinkus holding down the bottom," explains Dale Crover. "It's an experiment in the low end of the aural spectrum where we asked ourselves, 'Would it work?' 'Could it work??' 'Should it work???' The answers were yes, yes and YES!"
"We've never had two bass players," adds Buzz Osborne. "We've had two drummers and two guitar players, so it makes total sense to now have two bass players. We'll be taking this two-prong bass attack on the road as well which should prove to be interesting.
"'Pinkus Abortion Technician' is a radically great record and was a stone groove to record. We drank a lot of coffee and enjoyed each other's company.
"I like Steven and Jeff a great deal. I admire their bass playing and singing and both of them can grill a mean steak."
"Pinkus Abortion Technician" track listing:
01. Stop Moving To Florida
02. Embrace The Rub
03. Don't Forget To Breathe
04. Flamboyant Duck
05. Break Bread
06. I Want To Hold Your Hand
07. Prenup Butter
"Stop Moving To Florida" is a medley of the James Gang's "Stop" and BUTTHOLE SURFERS' "Moving To Florida", the band also covers THE BEATLES' "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and BUTTHOLE SURFERS' "Graveyard" on the eight-song release. Pre-orders will be announced soon.
The MELVINS have also simultaneously announced a 10-week North American tour, kicking off on April 26 at the Casbah in San Diego. The tour will feature the MELVINS as a four-piece with both Pinkus and McDonald joining Osborne and Crover.
Apr. 26 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Apr. 29 - Dallas, TX @ Tree's
Apr. 30 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk
May 01 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
May 03 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
May 04 - Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
May 06 - Charlottee, NC @ Visulite Theater
May 07 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
May 09 - 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 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 31 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Jul. 12 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Jul. 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Jul. 14 - Fresno, CA @ Strummer's
Jul. 16 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Jul. 17 - Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
Jul. 19 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo's
Jul. 20 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Jul. 21 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue Nightclub
Jul. 24 - Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
Jul. 25 - Calgary, AB @ Marquee Room
Jul. 27 - Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
Jul. 28 - Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium (Dempsey's Upstairs)
Jul. 29 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Jul. 30 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
Jul. 31 - Chicago, IL @ Park West
Aug. 02 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
Aug. 03 - Detroit, MI @ El Club
Aug. 04 - Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
Aug. 05 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue Theatre
Aug. 06 - Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewing Company
Aug. 07 - Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
Aug. 08 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Aug. 10 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Aug. 11 - Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
Aug. 13 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Aug. 14 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse Saloon
Tickets for all shows are on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. local time.