- Written by brian
Melvins will be releasing a new live album entitled "Sugar Daddy Live" May 31st on Ipecac Recordings. According to the press release this was recorded on an undisclosed date at the 'Busta-Guts' club in Downey, CA. The tracklisting below looks to be a selection of songs performed on their 2008 tour.
- Nude with Boots
- Dog Island
- Dies Iraea
- Civilized Worm
- The Kicking Machine
- Eye Flies
- Tipping The Lion
- Rat Faced Granny
- The Hawk
- You’ve Never Been Right
- A History of Bad Men
- Star Spangled Banner
As everyone is now acutely aware, the city of Christchurch was struck by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake today which has claimed several lives already and completely incapacitated the city's infrastructure.
The Melvins and High On Fire tour party were one minute into checking in for our flight to Wellington when the earthquake struck. The airport was immediately evacuated. We have become subsequently stranded at the Air New Zealand office complex, completely unable to get out of the airport or secure accommodation. We have tried desperately to secure transport to the Wellington show, but regrettably all our options have been exhausted and we are now confronting the reality that we will be spending the night at the airport in Christchurch.
We are currently making plans to move the scheduled Wellington show at Bodega to tomorrow night, Wednesday February 23rd. Additionally, we are looking at having Kylesa play a headliner show at Whammy Bar in Auckland on the same night, and for the scheduled Melvins/High On Fire/Kylesa Whammy Bar show to be moved to Thursday February 24th. Unfortunately, until we know more about our travel plans, we are unable to confirm that these scenarios will become a reality. However, the attitude in the tour camp is very much one of "the show must go on" and we are doing our damndest to make a revised tour schedule work.
We ask that all ticket holders bare with us at this time while we can solidify our plans and work towards the aforementioned backup option. Regrettably we have no further information at this time regarding this and we would like to dearly thank all ticket-holders in advance for their patience and understanding.
We are very shaken, but are all healthy and not injured. Needless to say this has been a very stressful time but we are trying to keep our spirits up. The three shows on the tour so far have been amazing and the Melvins and High On Fire guys are fortunately an amazingly understanding and friendly bunch of guys who have been an absolute joy to work with.
Our thoughts go out to all the people of Christchurch who have already been through such agony recently and are now going through much worse. To those who have lost loved ones in particular, our deepest sympathies.
We hope to update the situation soon and again thank you for your patience.
Please feel free to distribute this press release to any and all interested parties. Please also be aware that our communication options right now are limited and to be patient in light of this.
- Written by brian
Melvins/AMREP are releasing The Bride Screamed Murder on vinyl this year in what looks to be a pressing of 1000 with each 100 being partially designed by a different artist of the band's choosing. The artist list is not fully fleshed out at this point as far as I know. Test pressings are already showing up on eBay to help offset the initial production costs. The vinyl will be a splattering of Orange/Red/Yellow on white. I suggest you keep an eye on the Amrep Bored for details on how to get yours as they become available to the public. Word is they'll also have some of the initial copies available in time for their Spaceland residency shows this month.
In late February/early March the Melvins will be heading to Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. Check the tour dates page for more info on upcoming dates. Additionally, Buzz will be playing a special show w/ Haze XXL+Duane Denison+Steve Turner titled PSYCH-OPTIC BLACK LIGHT FUZZ at H-Space in Costa Mesa, CA.
Our good friend Brian Walsby recently designed a new Melvins t-shirt based on a familiar theme and it is available for purchase from Bifocal Media. They're also preparing to release the latest in Brian's 'Manchild' series on January 25th. For all the details visit bifocalmedia.com
Many interviews with the band have been posted recently, here's the roundup:
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The Melvins will be taking over Spaceland, performing each Friday throughout January with a different set and featured albums including the band's current line-up, a 1983 incarnation with Mike Dillard and several albums in their entirety.
Performance information is as follows:
Jan. 7: Melvins set (current line-up performing Colossus of Destiny); Lysol and Eggnog records in their entirety
Jan. 14: Melvins 1983 (Buzz, Dale and Mike Dillard); Melvins set (current line-up performing normal set) and Houdini in its entirety
Jan. 21: Melvins Lite (Buzz & Dale only); Melvins set (current line-up performing normal set) and Bullhead in its entirety
Jan. 28: Melvins set (current line-up performing normal set) and Stoner Witch in its entirety
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The second leg of the Melvins U.S. tour is winding down, word has it they will be heading to Europe this summer. Hellfest just announced they'd be a part of their lineup and they've also been booked for the Soundwave Festival series in Australia, not sure whether or not they'll be playing any club dates while they're down under.
Outside of eBay the 'Hurray For Me Fuk You' 12" is pretty much out of reach for you but AmRep has made the special Melvins T-Shirt from their 25th anniversary bash in MPLS, MN available in limited quantities and sizes on their web-store if you're interested, check out the vomiting zebras.
As most of you probably know by now, Jared and Coady are in a side project called White Shit. Limited Appeal records just released a split 12" with Megafuckers limited to 480 copies. You can buy it direct from the label at their website - limitedappealrecords.com
Speaking of Melvins T-Shirts, Cinderblock updated their selection of Melvins shirts with a couple new ones, check them out at melvins.cinderblock.com
A slew of interviews with Buzz have been posted recently:
Ventura County Star | NewsReview.com | LA Weekly | Chart Attack | Montreal Mirror | Crave Online | Inlander | Weekly Volcano | Tacoma Weekly | The News Tribune |
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The second leg of the Melvins North American Tour 2010 is about to begin, check below for the tour dates... and yes, Canaduh they're visiting you so quit yer complainin'. Since there are only 100 of the "Hurray For Me - Fuk You"/"Paraquat Plus" 12" that's being sold at the AmRep bash in Minneapolis and your odds are slim to none of getting your grimy paws on one, AmRep has once again done the right thing and released a cheap comp cd of all the vinyl being released at the show, buy it from their store.
August 28, 2010 - Minneapolis, MN - Grumpy's 'Amrep 25th Anniversary Bash'
September 1, 2010 - Toronto, ON, Canada - Opera House
September 3, 2010 - Montreal, QC, Canada - Club Soda
September 4, 2010 - Rouyn-Noranda, QC, Canada - FME - Le Petit Theâtre
September 15, 2010 - West Hollywood, CA - Troubadour
September 16, 2010 - Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones
September 17, 2010 - San Luis Obispo, CA - Downtown Brew
September 18, 2010 - San Jose, CA - Blank Club
September 19, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - Slims
September 21, 2010 - Reno, NV - The Underground
September 22, 2010 - Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
September 24, 2010 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
September 25, 2010 - Seattle, WA - Crocodile Cafe
September 27, 2010 - Tacoma, WA - Hell's Kitchen
September 28, 2010 - Bellingham, WA - Wild Buffalo House of Music
September 29, 2010 - Olympia, WA - Capitol Theater
September 30, 2010 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
October 2, 2010 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
October 4, 2010 - Salt Lake City - The Complex
October 6, 2010 - Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre
October 7, 2010 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen
October 9, 2010 - Santa Fe, NM - Santa Fe Brewing Co.
October 11, 2010 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah
October 12, 2010 - Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar
Poster by Junko Mizuno
ScionAV remix series put “Electric Flower” a track from The Bride Screamed Murder "in the hands of some of the most exciting producers working in house and dubstep today". The Melvins are also guest hosts on ScionAV's web radio, you can check that out here.
Dale and Buzz did an interview with The Stool Pigeon