The Melvins Gear Up for "Lite" Album, Collaborative Singles Series with OFF!, Fucked Up
The awesomely titled Freak Puke will arrive on June 5 via Ipecac Recordings. This comes hot on the heels of a busy 2011 that saw the band release a live album, plus a vinyl box set.
What's more, the Melvins' usual four-piece lineup (the heavy, non-Lite one) will be touring the U.S. with Unsane in April and May (see the dates below). Just for the event, the two bands will be releasing a split seven-inch through Amphetamine Reptile that will find them covering one another's songs.
In a post on their official website, the Melvins also confirmed that Amphetamine Reptile will be releasing a series of twelve-inch singles, one for each track on last year's Sugar Daddy Live. These 13 records will each be backed with a B-side from a different artist.
The band explain, "We can't list all the tracks now, but some are previously released material by defunct bands, and some new exclusive material from current bands. Other bands confirmed so far: Off, Fucked Up, Mudhoney, Butthole Surfers, Tweak Bird."
In other words, 2012 is shaping up to be a very good year for Melvins fans.
4/11 San Jose, CA - The Blank Club
4/12 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
4/13 Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour
4/14 San Diego, CA - Casbah
4/17 El Paso, TX - House of Rock
4/19 Austin, TX - Mohawk
4/20 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
4/21 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jack's
4/23 Orlando, FL - The Social
4/24 Gainesville, FL - Double Down Live
4/25 Atlanta, GA - The Loft at Center Stage
4/26 Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend
4/28 West Chester, PA - The Note
4/29 New York, NY - Webster Hall
5/1 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
5/2 DeKalb, IL - Otto's Nightclub
5/3 St. Louis, MO - The Firebird
5/4 Nashville, TN - Exit In
5/7 Dallas, TX - Trees
5/9 Santa Fe, NM - Santa Fe Brewing Company
5/11 Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Concert Theatre
NewsAug 28, 2015
Black Mastiff Unveil 'Music Machine' LP, Premiere New Single
Edmonton stoner rock dudes Black Mastiff delivered their debut album Pyramids back in 2012, and they're finally ready to follow it up with a...
NewsAug 27, 2015
Chris Walla Announces New Solo Album
Last year, guitarist/producer Chris Walla quit his longtime band Death Cab for Cutie. Now, Walla is pressing ahead alone, and he just announ...
NewsAug 26, 2015
Vince Guaraldi's 'Definitive' Works Get Vinyl Box Set
It's already fairly easy to find a vinyl copy of Vince Guaraldi's holiday classic A Charlie Brown Christmas, but for fans who are looking fo...
NewsAug 26, 2015
Melvins to Release Long-Lost Collaboration with Mike Kunka via Sub Pop
After 17 years, the Melvins will finally release an album they started in 1998 with Mike Kunka, bassist of noise rock duo godheadSilo. "W...
NewsAug 25, 2015
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Bring Back 'monumental' Dance Collaboration for 2016 Shows
It's been a decade since Canadian post-rock heroes Godspeed You! Black Emperor teamed up with Vancouver dance troupe the Holy Body Tattoo fo...
NewsAug 25, 2015
Holy Fuck Share Info on New Album and the Reasons for the Wait
It's been five long years since Canadian electronic experimenters Holy Fuck released a new album. After a seemingly endless bout of non-stop...
NewsAug 24, 2015
Fond of Tigers Spinoff Copilots Plot Canadian Tour
Skye Brooks is known as the drummer of Vancouver instrumental eclectics Fond of Tigers, but he's also spent a number of years fronting his o...
NewsAug 21, 2015
Deftones Now Eying November Release for New Album
Chino Moreno recently brought back his project Team Sleep for a new release, but now he's turned his attention to his better-known band Deft...