Melvins Get Butthole Surfers Members for 'Hold It In'

Melvins Get Butthole Surfers Members for 'Hold It In'
Ever-evolving sludge emperors the Melvins are chronicling yet another iteration of the band, having announced they've roped in a couple members of the Butthole Surfers to help them record their latest LP, Hold It In.

News of the album has been floating around for a while now, but a press release now confirms that the studio set drops October 14 via Ipecac Recordings. Recorded in Los Angeles and Austin earlier this year, the 12-song set teams Melvins mainstays Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover with Butthole Surfers guitarist Paul Leary and bassist JD Pinkus.

"Hold It In is a refreshing piece of fiction in a boring world of fact and bullshit," Osborne said in a statement of the LP, adding of his latest collaborators, "Paul is one of the best guitar players I have ever heard and Pinkus has an outside the box type of approach to both guitar and bass that you just have to let it ride. I can't believe this actually happened. I'm thrilled."

While 2013 saw Osborne and Crover re-team with original drummer Mike Dillard on Tres Cabron and with various guests on their covers set Everybody Loves Sausages, Hold It In is being billed as the first four-piece Melvins album since 2010's The Bride Screamed Murder. That LP, however, paired Osborne and Crover with Big Business members Jared Warren and Coady Willis.

A tracklisting has yet to appear for Hold It In, but the band have unveiled a fall tour schedule. The dates are U.S. only, but you can give them a look down below.

Tour dates:

10/15 Sacramento, CA -  Assembly 
10/17 Bellingham, WA - Wild Buffalo House of Music
10/18 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
10/19 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
10/21 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
10/22 San Luis Obispo, CA - SLO Brewing
10/23 Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour
10/24 San Diego, CA - The Casbah
10/25 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
10/26 Albuquerque, NM - The Launchpad
10/28 Dallas, TX - Trees
10/29 Austin, TX - Mohawk
10/30 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live - Studio
10/31 New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Fest
11/01 Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall
11/02 Gainesville, FL - The Wooly
11/03 Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbit's
11/04 Orlando, FL - The Social
11/05 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - The Culture Room
11/06 Tampa, FL - Orpheum Theater
11/08 Atlanta, GA - The Loft at Center Stage
11/09 Birmingham, AL - Zydeco