Melvins just wrapped up an extensive European tour as well as U.S. performances at Maryland Death Fest and Jack White’s Third Man Records The show at third man records was recorded at least in part direct to acetate and will be released on vinyl later this year. Side A of the album is apparently a 21-minute version of Charmicarmicat off of Eggnog. The band has also released a new song titled “Dr. Mule” via Scion A/V and Pitchfork which can be downloaded below:
Next up for the Melvins is their 30th Anniversary Tour, which kicks off on July 12 at The Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, Ariz. Joining Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Coady Willis will be Butthole Surfers’ bass player Jeff Pinkus, temporarily filling in for Jared Warren who will be on paternity leave.
"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!”
The Melvins have added a July 31 Vans House Party performance to their upcoming 30th Anniversary Tour. The date is a free performance with would-be attendees asked to RSVP beginning July 15 via houseofvans.queueapp.com. The band’s July 20 Minneapolis date at Bash 13 (Grumpy’s) will also feature Mudhoney, Die Kreuzen and Negative Approach. Three additional headlining dates have also recently been confirmed for the tour: Aug. 23 in Sacramento (Ace of Spades), Aug. 26 in San Diego (The Casbah) and Aug. 27 in Pioneertown (Pappy & Harriet's). Check the Tour Dates for the full list of dates.
Poster by Haze XXL
As usual, lots of great stuff will be released in conjunction with the band's performance in the Midwest Melvins Mecca that is Minneapolis. So far we know there will be the first part of a 9-part singles series of tribute covers, a new Melvins 1983 7", t-shirts, buttons, and a 10" compilation of all the bands performing at the Bash. Below is the Melvins contribution to the comp, American Cow.
Sick Drummer Magazine posted some video of Dale and Coady at the Maryland Death Fest playing Hag Me & Hog Leg
8 Modern Bands That Influence the Melvins via MTV