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Big Melvins / Big Business kick off their European tour in just a few short days, check out the dates below and be sure to pick up your tickets and see the best the U.S.A. has to offer!
AmRep is getting set to release a new 10" with some new tracks from the Melvins 1983 incarnation, keep an eye on their facebook page for the release date details and check out the video clip below of "Beer Hippy" from the release.
September 13, 2015 - Bristol, England - Exchange
September 14, 2015 - Brighton, England - Concorde 2
September 15, 2015 - Tilburg, The Netherlands - Midi Theater - Incubate Festival
September 16, 2015 - Tilburg, The Netherlands - Midi Theater - Incubate Festival
September 18, 2015 - Angers, France - Le Chabada (Levitation France Festival)
September 19, 2015 - Paris, France - Le Bataclan
September 20, 2015 - Belfort, France - La Poudriere
September 21, 2015 - Cologne, Germany - Underground
September 22, 2015 - Hamburg, Germany - Logo
September 23, 2015 - Bremen, Germany - Lagerhaus
September 24, 2015 - Berlin, Germany - Berghain/Panorama Bar
September 25, 2015 - Leipzig, Germany - UT Connewitz
September 26, 2015 - Prague, Czech Republic - Futurum
September 27, 2015 - Budapest, Hungary - A38
September 28, 2015 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
September 29, 2015 - Zagreb, Croatia - Mochvara
September 30, 2015 - Bologna, Italy - Locomotiv
October 1, 2015 - Milan, Italy - Leoncavallo
October 2, 2015 - Feyzin, France - L'Epicerie Moderne
October 3, 2015 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7 Konzertfabrik (Up In Smoke Festival)
October 5, 2015 - Munich, Germany - Hansa 39
October 6, 2015 - Frankfurt, Germany - Zoom
October 8, 2015 - Reading, England - Sub 89
October 9, 2015 - Manchester, England - Gorilla
October 10, 2015 - London, England - Electric Ballroom
Poster art by Michael Hacker
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The Melvins will be performing tonight at the Mercury Ballroom in Louisville, KY and Live Nation/Yahoo will be streaming it live as it happens! 9PM Eastern/6PM Pacific!
UPDATE: The show is over, but someone uploaded it to youtube so check it out at your leisure!
Melvins will be touring the west coast area later this summer along with Big Business. They'll also be heading to Europe for a fall tour, more info on that to come!
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Dale also recently announced that he's begun a project called Broken Bat along with Ty Segall and Steven McDonald of OFF!/Redd Kross. They've got a BandCamp page set up with a clip of the song Take My Medicine.
Mind-fuckery abounds in this split 7" from Dale Crover and Qui. Dale Crover is a man who needs no introduction. In his 30+ years as drummer of the Melvins (and also occasionally, Nirvana), Crover has influenced us here at Joyful Noise more than any other single human being. And it's a perfect fit to his new song to be coupled with our friends Qui. Both tracks are incredible examples of the imaginative antics these folks are known for. The release is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies on red & yellow split color vinyl, as well as non-limited black vinyl. Release Date: August 28, 2015.
A new limited edition book about the Stoner Witch album has just been published by Karma Books, written by Bob Nickas & Ted O'Sullivan. Only 500 were printed so head over to the Karma website to order one soon. "A book-length conversation about the Melvins and the album Stoner Witch, side-by-side, track-by-track.126 pages, over 30 illustrations. An album that "sounds as inventive and scary, as heavy and evocative as it did twenty years ago. It has lasted the test of time ... and always will." UPDATE: Stoner Witch book release party happening tomorrow (June 29th) at KARMA (39 Great Jones Street) 1pm-230pm. Bob and Ted will be signing copies of the book and The MELVINS will be there as well hanging out and playing a short set!
Poster art by Jeff LaChance
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The CD/Digital version of The Bulls & The Bees + Electroretard reissue is now available from your preferred retail outlets. The vinyl of this release should be available a few months from now, as you've probably heard there are lots of delays at vinyl pressing plants with the increased demand in the format.
The band also announced some more U.S. tour dates for later this summer and the beginnings of a stint of European tour dates later this fall. Check out the new dates below or the full list of 2015 tour dates at the usual space. Their tour begins in just a few days in Tucson, AZ so make sure you get your tickets and Cracker Barrel gift cards ready!
Aug 26 2015 - Pappy and Harriets Pioneertown Palace - Pioneertown, CA
Aug 27 2015 - Casbah - San Diego, CA
Aug 28 2015 - The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
Aug 29 2015 - The Sayers Club - Las Vegas, NV
Aug 30 2015 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 01 2015 - Neurolux - Boise, ID
Sep 03 2015 - The Bartlett - Spokane, WA
Sep 05 2015 - Venue - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sep 06 2015 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Festival
Sep 07 2015 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
Sep 09 2015 - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
Sep 15/16 2015 - Tilburg, The Netherlands - Midi Theater - Incubate Festival
Sep 18 2015 - Angers, France - Le Chabada (Levitation France Festival)
Sep 19 2015 - Paris, France - Le Bataclan
Le Butcherettes were joined by King Buzzo on the track "We No Owe". Buzz contributed some background yowls and foreground guitar screeching. The Chaos As Usual tour fires up in days!! From Melvins / Le Butcherettes "Chaos As Usual" - tour 10" Check out a stream of the song on the Amphetamine Reptile Records Facebook page!
Poster art by Craig Horky
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AmRep announced that they'll be releasing Chaos as Usual, a Melvins and Le Butcherettes split 10"/CD in time for their summer tour. This release features Jeff Pinkus on bass and they just posted the track "Captain Comedown" from it for your streaming pleasure! Rumor has it the 10" may not be ready in time for the beginning of the tour, but the CD's will and the 10" will definitely be there in time for BASH 15 at Grumpy's in the All-American city of Minneapolis. AmRep is also working on another run of 50 of the Bride Screamed Murder art editions, and they also have an empty box to put all your Sugar Daddy splits in!
Trevor Dunn posted a few photos recently hinting at more Melvins Lite material being recorded!
Dale appeared on the Trap Set podcast recently to talk about drumming and life in general, great listen!
If you're in the market for a new Melvins shirt, look no further than Brian Walsby and Bifocal Media's new parody of Love's "Forever Changes" album art. It features Buzz, Dale, Jared, Coady, Trevor, and Pinkus!
The band recently announced they'll be playing two nights at the Incubate Fest in Tilburg (The Netherlands) - "1 band, 2 nights: During Incubate 2015, The Melvins will perform two unique shows under the denominator 'Two nights with The Melvins' on Tuesday September 15 and Wednesday September 16 in Midi Tilburg."
Rolling Stone recently shared avid baseball fan Buzz's preview of Los Angeles Dodgers: "Money doesn't buy championships; there's too many millionaire cancers on the team right now." - Buzz
Buzz & Tom Hazelmeyer of Amphetamine Reptile Records were recently interviewed by Death or Glory
Poster art by HAZE XXL
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The Melvins will be returning to the road with the continuation of their Hold It In tour, kicking off June 6 in Tucson, AZ. The tour announcement comes as Ipecac Recordings confirms the June 2nd reissue of the Melvins' 2012 release The Bulls & The Bees and their 2001 release Electroretard all in one package. That June 2nd date will be the CD release, the vinyl will also be coming out through Ipecac on a 2015 date yet to be determined. Buzz, Dale and Jeff Pinkus will be the touring line-up for this run of dates with labelmates Le Butcherettes opening. Le Butcherettes had joined the Melvins on the first leg of the Hold It In tour last year. Void Manes will also be appearing at some dates, those are still to be confirmed. Tickets for all shows, with the exception of the Amnesia Rockfest, which is already on-sale, are available this Friday, March 13 at 10 a.m. local time, check out the dates below! The band was also recently featured on Last Call w/ Carson Daly performing Bride of Crankenstein and The Water Glass, read more to check out the video clips at the end of this article!
(photo credit: Mat Hayward)
AmRep will be releasing the final two installments of the Clown 7" series that they've been doing with tribute songs from Everybody Loves Sausages along with b-sides from those sessions. These will be tributes to The Jam and Throbbing Gristle. The Throbbing Gristle tribute will also include a 7" flexi disc with a third track on it! They were both pressed in a splatter and tri-color vinyl, the tri-color being the more rare variant and is being held for live events exclusively. The first batch should go up for sale on shoxop.com on Monday 3/16 at 2PM Central time. UPDATE: There was a bit of a snafu on AmRep's shopping site so these will be posted again for sale on Tuesday 3/17 at 6PM Central. More will be available during the upcoming tour this summer, so if you miss the online sale you'll have more opportunities later on.
June 6 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
June 7 El Paso, TX Lowbrow Palace
June 9 San Antonio, TX Korova
June 10 Austin, TX The Mohawk
June 11 Dallas, TX Trees
June 12 Norman, OK Opolis
June 14 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
June 15 St. Louis, MO The Firebird
June 16 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
June 17 Detroit, MI Shelter
June 18 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar
June 18 to 21 Montebello, QC Amnesia Rockfest
June 22 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
June 23 London, ON Call The Office
June 25 Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop
June 26 Syracuse, NY The Westcott Theater
June 27 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
June 28 Hamden, CT The Ballroom at the Outer Space
June 29 New York, NY Santos Party House
June 30 New York, NY Santos Party House
July 1 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
July 2 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
July 3 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
July 5 Nashville, TN Exit In
July 6 Louisville, KY Mercury Ballroom
July 7 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre
July 8 Chicago, IL Double Door
July 9 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
July 10 Rock Island, IL RIBCO
July 11 Minneapolis, MN Grumpy’s
July 12 Fargo, ND The Aquarium
July 13 Sioux Falls, SD The District
July 14 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
July 16 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
July 17 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
July 18 Taos, NM Taos Mesa Brewing
July 19 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad
July 21 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
There's news on the Altamont front as well! Valley King Records as you know released Altamont's first two full length's on picture discs last year have put up for pre-order a vinyl picture disc of their third album The Monkees' Uncle. It's been remastered by Dale and Toshi, with new artwork by Alan Forbes and this was never on vinyl before so definitely worth getting your hands on! In more Altamont news they've also just set up a web shop at merchaye-revolve.com/altamont with some new t-shirt designs along with a limited edition bundle which includes all of the recent vinyl releases.
Dale played drums on an album with Conan Neutron entitled The Enemy Of Everyone, check out their BandCamp page for all the info on the release! It was recorded that Melvins HQ "Sound of Sirens" and Toshi Kasai produced/engineered the album.
Dale was also recently interviewed by OCWeekly in which he speaks about what a finely oiled machine the Melvins are. - "There are various different projects we're working on, including something we started 15 years ago that we never finished. But I want to make sure that it happens before I start talking about it." - Dale
What Dale was referring to in that interview quote was the hopeful completion of the Mike & the Melvins project that they had put on hold so many years ago. Mike, of course is Mike Kunka of godheadSilo, Enemymine, Dead Low Tide, Smoke & Smoke fame. Fans have been pining for this to be released for a long time, and with this post from the Melvins facebook page it looks like they're pretty confident it's going to finally come to fruition!
Coady posted a photo of an upcoming Hew Time 7" release on his Instagram feed, they look amazing and no doubt will sound pretty great too!
The A.V. Club posted a fun/nostalgic article: In 1993, Melvins knocked Primus back into the cheesy seas
Buzz is a known dog lover and he was recently featured on Dogster.com! "If you sit on the couch at our house, then you immediately have a dog sitting next to you. I love that, and as a result I’ve become used to being perpetually covered in dog hair. The drummer in Napalm Death pointed this out to me like it was a bad thing. I’ve tried to ignore that comment." - Buzz
Things are going well with the Kickstarter campaign for the Melvins documentary being worked on by the fine folks at melvinsmovie.com but they need a little more help as their campaign deadline approaches, check out the video above and allow yourself to be convinced to chip in! While we're on the subject of lending them a hand, they're also looking for video footage from the 80's of the band to include in the documentary, so if you have any please contact them through their website!