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Amphetamine Reptile Records has announced White Lazy Boy, a new four song Melvins / Mudhoney collaboration EP. They'll be releasing this on both limited edition and a larger factor printed run of vinyl as well as CD. Head on over to shoxop.com, CD's on sale June 8, limited vinyl July 5th. The EP features Buzz, Dale, and Steven along with Mark Arm and Steve Turner of Mudhoney. The collaboration was hinted at back in back in March, the EP includes two originals plus covers of Black Flag's "My War" and Neil Young/Crazy Horse's "Drive Back". Brooklyn Vegan has a blog post detailing the new release along with streaming options. You can also get the t-shirt with HAZE XXL's artwork from Bifocal Media.
From Amrep: "Well, well. It looks like we've got some new material here that we're pretty excited about. (The) Melvins have a new 4-track album & what's this, Mudhoney is joining them too? Artwork by HAZE XXL with none other than Mr. Hughes in the prime of his life. No doubt living the life in the Desert Inn, trying to think of a movie better than Ice Station Zebra. Bet you're now trying to think of one too. Guess what buster, you can't! That thing is a @*%&#-ing masterpiece! And say what you will about Howard, but he was saving his urine in jars WAY before it was cool."
- My War
- Walking Crazy
- Ten Minute Visitation
- Drive Back
Dale put out Piso Mojado, a really cool lathe cut recorded on Joyful Noise recordings, it sold out in a very short period of time to their V.I.P. members, but they put up a trailer detailing the release. "The custom lathe-cut design features four distinct spindle-holes, and five corresponding songs. Each record is hand-made, and extremely limited."
Buzz did a video chat with Chris Enriquez of Spotlights for Revolver Mag and Saint Vitus Bar. It's worth a watch, he mentions that along with the new Mudhoney collab, they also have a collaboration with Helms Alee in the works, and a new Melvins 1983 release. He also said that AmRep will be releasing a vinyl of all the B-sides from the Hostile Ambient Takeover 7"s sometime soon.
Lydia Lunch has a podcast called The Lydian Spin and she recently chatted with Buzz.
Bass Magazine has a lockdown check-in article with Steven
American Songwriter talked to Buzz about his new solo album Gift of Sacrifice as well as the new collaboration with Mudhoney
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Amphetamine Reptile Records has announced that they'll be reissuing Electroretard on 3 different limited edition vinyl variants as well as CD. This album was originally released on Frank Kozik's Man's Ruin Records back in 2001. The reissue gets updated artwork by HAZE XXL. Head over to shoxop.com for the goods, the plan is a May 17th on-sale date. Bifocal Media is also going to be selling a limited edition t-shirt featuring Haze's new artwork. Tom Hazelmeyer was also recently interviewed on The Vinyl Guide podcast, he gives a lot of details on the limited run Melvins vinyl that he designs the art for and releases on his Amphetamine Reptile.
From AmRep: "When Electroretard came out on Man's Ruin in 2001 on CD, the original intent was a vinyl LP later on, but the label folded that year before it could happen. Flash forward nearly 2 decades & it became clear that this would be a perfect project for AmRep to reissue in that limited edition, fancy schmantz way of how we likes to do (not to mention, getting that shitty 2012 boot taste out of everyone's mouth.) The cover is designed by our very own HAZE XXL with really no connection to the original artwork. You could even say, he went bananas with it. Get it? Cause of the monkey. Ah, screw you, that joke is pure freakin' gold."
Dale created a playlist on Apple Music: Dale Crover's Vaccination For The Pandemic Blues - "Take a deep breath and don't freak out! All you have to do is stay home and keep your hands clean. Doctor's orders! But what to do for the isolation, the boredom? Dr. Crover is here with the cure! Listen to my playlist and call me in the morning" - Dale Crover
Buzz also created his own playlist on Apple Music: King Buzzo's Apocalypse No
Metal Insider has a new interview with Dale, he has this advice for all those in COVID-19 isolation: “I’d say now is a good time to listen to every Melvins record ever. By the time you’re done this should be all over.”
For all those missing live MELVINS, Alabama Public Television's posted the full set from their October 2019 performance at Saturn in Birmingham, AL; watch it below.
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Consequence of Sound debuted the new music video for King Buzzo's "I'm Glad I could Help Out" from the forthcoming solo album Gift Of Sacrifice.
The video, which was created/directed by Jesse Nieminen, arrives as news comes of the album's rescheduled release date of August 14.
From Ipecac Recordings co-founder: “It’s no secret that these are strange times The music industry has been wounded as have most everyone else. The combination of the closure of our beloved indie record stores, delays and shutdowns of manufacturing plants and the lack of disposable income for many has given us no reasonable choice but to delay the release of this wonderful record. Fear not, music as you knew it, will eventually be back.”
Buzz said this about the track: "‘I’m Glad I Could Help Out’ is the only song on the album that was done in a single take. Trevor and I recorded this in one live session and I couldn’t have been happier with what the result was."
Rolling Stone recently posted a feature on Buzz: Social Distancing With Melvins’ Buzz Osborne: Stockpiling Merch, Listening to Tom Waits
Buzz was Guest #1 on the new podcast Hot Blooded by longtime music writer Cat Jones
Setlist.FM posted a Tour Update quarantine version episode with Buzz
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Amphetamine Reptile Records has announced that they're reissuing the long out of print live album Alive At The Fucker Club on vinyl for the first time ever and with fancy updated cover art by HAZE XXL. Originally released by AmRep back in 1998 on CD only, Alive At The Fucker Club is a live album that was recorded on August 23, 1997, at the Corner Hotel in Richmond, Melbourne, Australia. This recording features, Buzz, Dale and Mark D on bass. There are 3 limited edition vinyl variants, a CD with a 4th factory printed vinyl version scheduled for release at a later date. For sale at SHOXOP.COM as usual, make sure you're following AmRep on facebook to stay up to date with their release schedule. Bifocal Media also has a limited edition t-shirt featuring the new artwork, get your shirt here.
Buzz was featured on Episode 148 of Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal radio show.
Dale was recently a guest on Episode 250 of the Turned Out A Punk podcast
Buzz was on the Fantasm podcast. They discuss quarantining, dogs, The Thing (1982), westerns, and more!
Joe Plummer did a Quarentine Check-In episode with Dale on his Tour Stories podcast
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Amphetamine Reptile Records has announced that they're putting out a King Buzzo w/ Trevor Dunn EP entitled "Six Pack". This EP will be released on four different 12" vinyl variants as well as CD at SHOXOP on March 22nd. Check out their cover of Black Flag's Six Pack below! Bifocal Media also has a limited edition t-shirt with Haze XXL's original artwork, get your shirt here.
From AmRep: (Melvins frontman) King Buzzo is back with his first solo album release on AmRep since 2014's This Machine Kills Artists 10". His latest is Six Pack & is joined by Trevor Dunn of Mr. Bungle/Fantomas/Tomahawk/Melvins Lite.
If you guessed the title of the album would be a clue to how many tracks there were, you nailed it & they are...
King Buzzo (with Trevor Dunn) SIX PACK tracklisting:
- Six Pack
- Power of Life
- Science in Modern America
- Mock She
- Into the 1970's
- Drug Trip
The Vinyl Guide podcast recently posted their interview with Buzz where he discusses Gift Of Sacrifice.
Buzz was a recent guiest on The Trap Set podcast with Joe Wong
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King Buzzo has announced Gift of Sacrifice a new solo album which features Trevor Dunn on bass! The album was originally scheduled for release on May 15th, but has been pushed back to August 14th. You can pre-order the cd, and vinyl including limited edition pink vinyl at kingbuzzo.bandcamp.com Check out track 6 from the album, "Science In Modern America" below!
GIFT OF SACRIFICE tracklisting
- Mental Vomit
- Housing, Luxury, Energy
- I'm Glad I Could Help Out
- Delayed Clarity
- Junkie Jesus
- Science In Modern America
- Bird Animal
- Mock She
- Acoustic Junkie
All Tour Dates canceled due to COVID-19 Pandemic
May 13 Palm Springs, CA The Alibi
May 14 Long Beach, CA Alex’s Bar
May 15 San Diego, CA Casbah
May 17 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
May 18 Phoenix, AZ The Rebel Lounge
May 19 Santa Fe, NM Meow Wolf
May 21 Tulsa, OK The Shrine
May 22 Norman, OK Opolis
May 23 Dallas, TX Three Links
May 24 Austin, TX Barracuda
May 25 Houston, TX Warehouse Live (Studio)
May 27 New Orleans, LA Santos
May 28 Birmingham, AL Zydeco
May 29 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
May 30 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theater
May 31 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
June 1 Richmond, VA Richmond Music Hall
June 3 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
June 4 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
June 5 New York, NY The Bowery Ballroom
June 6 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom
June 7 Allston, MA Great Scott
June 8 Albany, NY The Hollow
June 10 Toronto, ON Velvet Underground
June 11 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
June 12 Pittsburgh, PA Thunderbird Music Hall
June 13 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
June 15 Detroit, MI Third Man Records Cass Corridor
June 16 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
June 17 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups
June 18 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley
June 19 St. Louis, MO Old Rock House
June 20 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
June 21 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
June 22 St. Paul, MN Turf Club
June 23 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
June 24 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
June 26 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
June 28 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
June 29 Boise, ID Neurolux
July 1 Seattle, WA Columbia City Theater
July 2 Vancouver, BC The Fox Cabaret
July 3 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
July 5 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
July 6 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
Buzz and Steven were recently featured on the Ernie Ball podcast Striking A Chord