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Ipecac has three more additions to their recent series of (the) Melvins vinyl reissues! They are already in stock in their Blixt US and Bandcamp stores, so those will be shipping in mid-April. Everywhere else should have them for the May 19th release date.
Pre-order them all here! Each reissue comes with a special 12-page booklet designed by Mackie Osborne. And all are just in time for the band's 40th Anniversary!
THE BULLS & THE BEES + ELECTRORETARD
2LP Canary Yellow Vinyl + Limited 2LP Orange w/ Yellow Splatter Vinyl
The first time on vinyl for the complete collection of these two albums together in one package.
Sky Blue Vinyl + Limited Edition Baby Blue w/ Sky Blue Splatter Vinyl
Vinyl reissue of the band's 2013 release featuring their 1983 lineup. First time ever available on vinyl.
HOUDINI LIVE 2005
2LP Hot Pink Vinyl + Limited Edition Baby Pink w/ Hot Pink Splatter Vinyl
The live album from 2006 of Melvins performing their legendary album, Houdini. First time ever on vinyl!
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40 Years! The band has announced they'll be heading to Europe after the Geek Show tour in the U.S. to continue celebrating their 40th anniversary, the tour kicks off May 30th in the UK! Tickets are on sale February 10th, some of the ticket links are aggregated at ipecac.com/tours
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Ipecac recently announced the return of the Geek Show with some U.S. dates scheduled for this spring! It’s the return of the Ipecac Geek Show! We’ve got Mr. Bungle! We’ve got (the) Melvins! We’ve got Spotlights! Hitting select US towns this May, tickets on sale this Friday Jan 27th at 10am local time.
Check out ipecac.com/tours for ticket info.
UPDATE: A few more dates have been added to this tour since it was originally announced!
Geek Show 2023 Tour
May 10, 2023 - Pomona, CA - Fox Theater w/ Spotlights, Mr Bungle
May 11, 2023 - Los Angeles, CA - Palladium w/ Spotlights, Mr Bungle
May 13, 2023 - Las Vegas, NV - Sick New World Festival
May 14, 2023 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues w/ Spotlights, Mr Bungle
May 16, 2023 - Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom w/ Spotlights, Mr Bungle
May 17, 2023 - Salt Lake City, UT - Union Event Center w/ Spotlights, Mr Bungle
May 19, 2023 - Seattle, WA - Showbox w/ Spotlights, Mr Bungle
May 20 2023 - Seattle, WA - Showbox w/ Spotlights, Mr Bungle
May 21, 2023 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom w/ Spotlights, Mr Bungle
May 23, 2023 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater w/ Spotlights, Mr Bungle
May 24, 2023 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater w/ Spotlights, Mr Bungle
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The new MELVINS album Bad Mood Rising is officially released and can already be found at top tier local record stores! It'll be available at the merch table on the Five Legged Tour which they are already about a week into. AmRep will also have an exclusive mail order splatter edition, those are slated to go on sale Tuesday(9/13) over at SHOXOP.COM. From the band: 'After slogging through the insanely clogged up pressing plant delays... IT'S HERE!!! Our full LP of all new material "BAD MOOD RISING"! We'll have exclusive orange vinyl copies on the current tour starting in Las Vegas(Sept. 12)'. Local record stores will be selling the standard black vinyl version, the tour and mailorder color vinyl variants are limited to a 500 ct. pressing each. Local record stores can hit up Think Indie Distribution to stock the LP and CD! A digital/streaming release is expected at a future date TBD. An extra bonus if you missed it in the previous news post is that Dylan Carlson of Earth fame contributed additional guitar on the album opener.
Bad Mood Rising cover art by Mackie Osborne
Melvins friend/producer/engineer Toshi Kasai has a new album Based On True Stories on the way via Joyful Noise Recordings!
You can now stream the Melvins documentary The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale on Tubi
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With the band getting ready to kick off their Five Legged Tour in a couple weeks they've dropped more news of their next LP 'Bad Mood Rising' which is racing towards release in Sept. (exact date will be posted here soon). In the meantime there's some limited edition art versions of the LP that are going to be available on Sunday (Aug 21) via SHOXOP. HAZE XXL collaborated with the ASTOUNDING Chris Mars for the cover art. Mackie has whipped up some great art for the regular release version, which will be available to stores and mail-order in both LP & CD! They'll be unveiling the Mackie art soon.
Bad Mood Rising tracklist:
Mister Dog is Totally Right
Never Say You're Sorry
My Discomfort is Radiant
It Won't Or It Might
The Receiver and The Empire State
The best part about a new Melvins album is that you’re never quite sure what you’re going to get. THAT’S the genius of these guys! With Bad Mood Rising it’s a tuned down rock and roll nightmare.
BIG riffs and scary vocals.
The album starts with Mr. Dog is Totally Right which clocks in at over 12 minutes. This song also features guest guitarist Dylan Carlson from the world famous band, Earth.
What a treat!!
From there it goes into Never Say You’re Sorry. It sounds like the way a big mean dog walks.
The rest of the album rounds out nicely. Hammering might be one of the catchiest songs the Melvins have ever written.
Bad Mood Rising-The newest Melvins album.
The cover artwork, is collaboration between legendary artist & former Replacements drummer Chris Mars & Amphetamine Reptile's own HAZE XXL. First, Chris started out the piece by designing & drawing the art directly onto a linoleum block then HAZE took over, meticulously carving the block & printing each one by hand.
Then they were scanned & that's where Boxy Mouse took things over where he turned those into silkscreens, printing them on our standard thick tan chipboard. The back of the sleeve was entirely designed by HAZE, is hand-stamped with the edition # & is limited to 200 copies of each of the 3 editions.
BAD MOOD BLUE EDITION-The vinyl on this edition is semi-translucent white with a clear blue blob in a vague free-form flower-like pattern emanating from the center with heavy opaque black streaks splattered throughout. Front & back of the sleeve is in blue ink on this variant.
BLOOD ORANGE EDITION- Vinyl on this one is opaque red containing black splatters as an edge eclipse & a hourglass-shaped middle section in opaque orange. Front & back of the sleeve is in orange ink on this variant.
MOLDY MINT EDITION- Vinyl on this edition is semi-translucent Coke-bottle green base with neon pinkish red splatters throughout. Front & back of the sleeve is in mint green ink on this variant.
Buzz recently shared a snap of his forthcoming photography book on his Instagram page. More details to come on the book once an on sale date is announced!
Dale has a 10" in the works with Clem Burke of Blondie and Glen Matlock of Sex Pistols fame. They cover a couple Small Faces tunes. Consequence premiered the video for 'Song of a Baker'. “Song of a Baker,” alongside a cover of the Small Faces deep cut “Donkey Rides, A Penny A Glass,” will be available soon on limited-edition 10-inch vinyl from Amphetamine Reptile Records over at shoxop, and digitally via Cabbage ‘N Mash’s Bandcamp page.
Check out a recent interview with Buzz from Loudwire where he talks about the bands latest and upcoming happenings plus his love of Golf.
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The Melvins, who set sail for “The Electric Roach Tour” on June 14, have announced the next wave of dates in what’s proving to be a gargantuan slate of 2022 shows, with “The Five Legged Tour” offering U.S. fans an additional 43 opportunities to take in one of the band’s live performances.
Buzz Osborne says: “Nationwide once again! Nothing like touring the USA in the fall. Everyone’s a winner!”
Not to be confused with the band’s recent acoustic collection of a similar name (Five Legged Dog), the electrified trek kicks off Sept. 5 in San Francisco and wraps up with a special outing at The Halloween Freakout. Tickets for the seven-plus week tour are on-sale this Friday at 10 am local time. We Are The Asteroid open on all dates. Update: Taipei Houston will be joining the band as well through Sept. 10th.
“The Five Legged Tour” dates:
September 5 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
September 6 San Jose, CA The Ritz
September 7 Bakersfield, CA Temblor Brewing Company
September 8 Petaluma, CA Mystic Theatre
September 9 Felton, CA Felton Music Hall
September 10 Fresno, CA Strummer’s
September 12 Las Vegas, NV Backstage Bar & Billiards
September 13 Flagstaff, AZ Yucca North
September 14 Santa Fe, NM The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing Company
September 16 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
September 17 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
September 19 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
September 20 Kansas City, MO recordBar
September 21 St. Louis, MO Old Rock House
September 22 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
September 23 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre
September 24 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
September 26 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar
September 27 Lancaster, PA Tellus360
September 29 New York, NY Irving Plaza
September 30 Asbury Park, NJ The Stone Pony
October 1 Washington, DC Black Cat
October 3 Raleigh, NC The Pour House Music Hall
October 4 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
October 5 Greenville, SC The Radio Room
October 6 Savannah, GA District Live
October 7 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
October 9 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
October 10 Gainesville, FL High Dive
October 11 Orlando, FL The Social
October 12 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
October 13 Tampa, FL Orpheum Theater
October 15 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
October 16 Baton Rouge, LA Chelsea’s Live
October 17 Jackson, MS Duling Hall
October 18 Memphis, TN Growlers
October 19 Little Rock, AR Revolution! Music Room
October 21 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
October 22 Oklahoma City, OK Beer City Music Hall
October 23 Denton, TX Rubber Gloves
October 25 El Paso, TX Lowbrow Palace
October 28 Palm Springs, CA The Alibi
October 29 Los Angeles, CA The Halloween Freakout at the Lodge Room w/ MALA SUERTE, EL SHIROTA
“The Electric Roach Tour” dates:
June 14 San Diego, CA Casbah
June 15 Long Beach, CA Alex’s Bar
June 16 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet’s
June 18 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
June 21 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s
June 22 Birmingham, AL Saturn
June 23 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre
June 24 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
June 25 Richmond, VA The Broadberry
June 27 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom
June 28 Providence, RI Fete Music Hall
June 29 Syracuse, NY The Westcott Theatre
July 1 Bethlehem, PA Musikfest Café at the ArtsQuest Center
July 2 Huntington, WV The Loud
July 3 Detroit, MI El Club
July 5 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
July 6 Davenport, IA Raccoon Motel
July 7 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
July 8 Minneapolis, MN Grumpy’s NE
July 9 Fargo, ND The Hall at Fargo Brewing Company
July 10 Sioux Falls, SD Icon Lounge
July 12 Salt Lake City, UT The Metro Music Hall
July 14 Bozeman, MT The ELM
July 15 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
July 16 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
July 17 Eugene, OR Sessions Music Hall
July 19 Roseville, CA Goldfield Trading Post
July 20 Berkeley, CA Cornerstone Berkeley
Bifocal Media has a new HAZE XXL t-shirt design that's a take on the "Self Titled" Melvins album artwork.
With the Electric Roach Tour getting underway in a couple weeks the band has also announced a special "Live Stream Obscene Vol. 1-3" triple gatefold 3LP picture disc set with eye-popping artwork from Jesse Nieminen, who did all of the visuals for the streaming specials. Features the same great HAZE XXL / Junk Mizuno / Jesse Nieminen sleeve art from the recent 3LP color vinyl edition. You can also still get the CD version via SHOXOP.