THE MELVINS RELEASE PINKUS ABORTION TECHNICIAN ON APRIL 20 VIA IPECAC RECORDINGS; ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

NEW ALBUM FEATURES BOTH JEFF PINKUS (BUTTHOLE SURFERS) AND STEVEN MCDONALD (REDD KROSS, OFF!) ON BASS

 

 Photo credit: The Melvins  LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12, 2018 – The Melvins return with the new album  Pinkus Abortion Technician  (April 20, Ipecac Recordings), featuring both ongoing Melvins’ bass player Steven McDonald (Redd Kross, OFF!) and Butthole Surfers’, and occasional Melvins’, bottom ender Jeff Pinkus on bass.  “With our upcoming release, we double your bass player with Steven McDonald AND Jeff Pinkus holding down the bottom,” explains Dale Crover. It’s an experiment in the low end of the aural spectrum where we asked ourselves, ‘would it work?’ ‘could it work??’ ‘should it work???’ The answers were yes, yes and YES!”  “We’ve never had two bass players. We’ve had two drummers and two guitar players so it makes total sense to now have two bass players, adds Buzz Osborne. “We’ll be taking this two-prong bass attack on the road as well which should prove to be interesting.  Pinkus Abortion Technician  is a radically great record and was a stone groove to record. We drank a lot of coffee and enjoyed each other’s company. I like Steven and Jeff a great deal. I admire their bass playing and singing and both of them can grill a mean steak.”   

Photo credit: The Melvins

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12, 2018 – The Melvins return with the new album Pinkus Abortion Technician (April 20, Ipecac Recordings), featuring both ongoing Melvins’ bass player Steven McDonald (Redd Kross, OFF!) and Butthole Surfers’, and occasional Melvins’, bottom ender Jeff Pinkus on bass.

“With our upcoming release, we double your bass player with Steven McDonald AND Jeff Pinkus holding down the bottom,” explains Dale Crover. It’s an experiment in the low end of the aural spectrum where we asked ourselves, ‘would it work?’ ‘could it work??’ ‘should it work???’ The answers were yes, yes and YES!”

“We’ve never had two bass players. We’ve had two drummers and two guitar players so it makes total sense to now have two bass players, adds Buzz Osborne. “We’ll be taking this two-prong bass attack on the road as well which should prove to be interesting. Pinkus Abortion Technician is a radically great record and was a stone groove to record. We drank a lot of coffee and enjoyed each other’s company. I like Steven and Jeff a great deal. I admire their bass playing and singing and both of them can grill a mean steak.”

 

  Pinkus Abortion Technician  tracklist:     1. Stop Moving To Florida  2. Embrace The Rub  3. Don't Forget To Breathe  4. Flamboyant Duck  5. Break Bread  6. I Want To Hold Your Hand  7. Prenup Butter  8. Graveyard     “Stop Moving To Florida” is a medley of the James Gang’s “Stop” and Butthole Surfers’ “Moving To Florida,” the band also covers the Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and Butthole Surfers’ “Graveyard” on the eight-song release. Pre-orders will be announced soon.     The Melvins have also simultaneously announced a 10-week North American tour, kicking off on April 26 at the Casbah in San Diego. The tour will feature the Melvins as a four-piece with both Pinkus and McDonald joining Osborne and Crover.     Tour dates:  April 26 San Diego, CA Casbah  April 29 Dallas, TX Tree’s  April 30 Austin, TX Mohawk  May 1 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall  May 3 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon  May 4 Birmingham, AL Zydeco  May 6 Charlottee, NC Visulite Theater  May 7 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle  May 9 Baltimore, MD Ottobar  May 10 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts  May 11 Brooklyn, NY Warsaw  May 12 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom  May 13 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club  May 14 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre  May 18 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop  May 19 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater  May 20 Louisville, KY Headliner’s Music Hall  May 22 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley  May 23 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone  May 24 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room  May 25 Kansas City, MO Record Bar  May 31 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom  July 12 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory  July 13 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour  July 14 Fresno, CA Strummer’s  July 16 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall  July 17 Sacramento, CA Holy Diver  July 19 Seattle, WA Neumo’s  July 20 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom  July 21 Vancouver, BC Venue Nightclub  July 24 Edmonton, AB Union Hall  July 25 Calgary, AB Marquee Room  July 27 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret  July 28 Fargo, ND The Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs)  July 29 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue  July 30 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon  July 31 Chicago, IL Park West  August 2 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme  August 3 Detroit, MI El Club  August 4 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar  August 5 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre  August 6 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Company  August 7 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s  August 8 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room  August 10 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre  August 11 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre  August 13 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge  August 14 Las Vegas, NV The Bunkhouse Saloon     Tickets for all shows are on-sale this Friday at 10 am local time.     -30-      Pinkus Abortion Technician  tracklist:     1. Stop Moving To Florida  2. Embrace The Rub  3. Don't Forget To Breathe  4. Flamboyant Duck  5. Break Bread  6. I Want To Hold Your Hand  7. Prenup Butter  8. Graveyard  “Stop Moving To Florida” is a medley of the James Gang’s “Stop” and Butthole Surfers’ “Moving To Florida,” the band also covers the Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and Butthole Surfers’ “Graveyard” on the eight-song release. Pre-orders will be announced soon.  The Melvins have also simultaneously announced a 10-week North American tour, kicking off on April 26 at the Casbah in San Diego. The tour will feature the Melvins as a four-piece with both Pinkus and McDonald joining Osborne and Crover.  Tour dates:  April 26 San Diego, CA Casbah  April 29 Dallas, TX Tree’s  April 30 Austin, TX Mohawk  May 1 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall  May 3 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon  May 4 Birmingham, AL Zydeco  May 6 Charlottee, NC Visulite Theater  May 7 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle  May 9 Baltimore, MD Ottobar  May 10 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts  May 11 Brooklyn, NY Warsaw  May 12 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom  May 13 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club  May 14 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre  May 18 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop  May 19 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater  May 20 Louisville, KY Headliner’s Music Hall  May 22 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley  May 23 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone  May 24 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room  May 25 Kansas City, MO Record Bar  May 31 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom  July 12 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory  July 13 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour  July 14 Fresno, CA Strummer’s  July 16 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall  July 17 Sacramento, CA Holy Diver  July 19 Seattle, WA Neumo’s  July 20 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom  July 21 Vancouver, BC Venue Nightclub  July 24 Edmonton, AB Union Hall  July 25 Calgary, AB Marquee Room  July 27 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret  July 28 Fargo, ND The Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs)  July 29 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue  July 30 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon  July 31 Chicago, IL Park West  August 2 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme  August 3 Detroit, MI El Club  August 4 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar  August 5 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre  August 6 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Company  August 7 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s  August 8 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room  August 10 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre  August 11 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre  August 13 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge  August 14 Las Vegas, NV The Bunkhouse Saloon  Tickets for all shows are on-sale this Friday at 10 am local time.                                                             -30-   www.facebook.com/melvinsarmy    www.twitter.com/melvinsdotcom    www.instagram.com/melvinsdotcom    www.twitter.com/melvinsdotcom    www.instagram.com/melvinsdotcom

Pinkus Abortion Technician tracklist:

 

1. Stop Moving To Florida

2. Embrace The Rub

3. Don't Forget To Breathe

4. Flamboyant Duck

5. Break Bread

6. I Want To Hold Your Hand

7. Prenup Butter

8. Graveyard

 

“Stop Moving To Florida” is a medley of the James Gang’s “Stop” and Butthole Surfers’ “Moving To Florida,” the band also covers the Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and Butthole Surfers’ “Graveyard” on the eight-song release. Pre-orders will be announced soon.

 

The Melvins have also simultaneously announced a 10-week North American tour, kicking off on April 26 at the Casbah in San Diego. The tour will feature the Melvins as a four-piece with both Pinkus and McDonald joining Osborne and Crover.

 

Tour dates:

April 26 San Diego, CA Casbah

April 29 Dallas, TX Tree’s

April 30 Austin, TX Mohawk

May 1 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall

May 3 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon

May 4 Birmingham, AL Zydeco

May 6 Charlottee, NC Visulite Theater

May 7 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle

May 9 Baltimore, MD Ottobar

May 10 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts

May 11 Brooklyn, NY Warsaw

May 12 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom

May 13 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

May 14 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre

May 18 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop

May 19 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater

May 20 Louisville, KY Headliner’s Music Hall

May 22 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley

May 23 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone

May 24 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room

May 25 Kansas City, MO Record Bar

May 31 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom

July 12 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory

July 13 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour

July 14 Fresno, CA Strummer’s

July 16 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall

July 17 Sacramento, CA Holy Diver

July 19 Seattle, WA Neumo’s

July 20 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom

July 21 Vancouver, BC Venue Nightclub

July 24 Edmonton, AB Union Hall

July 25 Calgary, AB Marquee Room

July 27 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret

July 28 Fargo, ND The Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs)

July 29 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

July 30 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon

July 31 Chicago, IL Park West

August 2 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme

August 3 Detroit, MI El Club

August 4 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar

August 5 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre

August 6 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Company

August 7 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s

August 8 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room

August 10 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre

August 11 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre

August 13 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge

August 14 Las Vegas, NV The Bunkhouse Saloon

 

Tickets for all shows are on-sale this Friday at 10 am local time.

 

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Pinkus Abortion Technician tracklist:

 

1. Stop Moving To Florida

2. Embrace The Rub

3. Don't Forget To Breathe

4. Flamboyant Duck

5. Break Bread

6. I Want To Hold Your Hand

7. Prenup Butter

8. Graveyard

“Stop Moving To Florida” is a medley of the James Gang’s “Stop” and Butthole Surfers’ “Moving To Florida,” the band also covers the Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and Butthole Surfers’ “Graveyard” on the eight-song release. Pre-orders will be announced soon.

The Melvins have also simultaneously announced a 10-week North American tour, kicking off on April 26 at the Casbah in San Diego. The tour will feature the Melvins as a four-piece with both Pinkus and McDonald joining Osborne and Crover.

Tour dates:

April 26 San Diego, CA Casbah

April 29 Dallas, TX Tree’s

April 30 Austin, TX Mohawk

May 1 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall

May 3 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon

May 4 Birmingham, AL Zydeco

May 6 Charlottee, NC Visulite Theater

May 7 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle

May 9 Baltimore, MD Ottobar

May 10 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts

May 11 Brooklyn, NY Warsaw

May 12 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom

May 13 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

May 14 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre

May 18 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop

May 19 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater

May 20 Louisville, KY Headliner’s Music Hall

May 22 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley

May 23 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone

May 24 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room

May 25 Kansas City, MO Record Bar

May 31 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom

July 12 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory

July 13 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour

July 14 Fresno, CA Strummer’s

July 16 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall

July 17 Sacramento, CA Holy Diver

July 19 Seattle, WA Neumo’s

July 20 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom

July 21 Vancouver, BC Venue Nightclub

July 24 Edmonton, AB Union Hall

July 25 Calgary, AB Marquee Room

July 27 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret

July 28 Fargo, ND The Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs)

July 29 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

July 30 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon

July 31 Chicago, IL Park West

August 2 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme

August 3 Detroit, MI El Club

August 4 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar

August 5 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre

August 6 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Company

August 7 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s

August 8 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room

August 10 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre

August 11 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre

August 13 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge

August 14 Las Vegas, NV The Bunkhouse Saloon

Tickets for all shows are on-sale this Friday at 10 am local time.

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