Published May 14, 2010A limited edition Melvins CD box set is about to be released, to coincide with the band's upcoming U.S. and Canadian tour dates that begin on June 1. And, because the notoriously unique band would have it no other way, this is one unique box set.
The set will be limited to 300 copies and has been letterpress printed on an antique press from the 1890s, according to a post on the band's MySpace blog. The press is powered by a treadle and is hand-fed, and each individual CD package has gone through the press four to eight times.
We barely understand that either, but here's some talkin' we do understand: the box set will contain the band's new disc, The Bride Screamed Murder, along with past albums Nude with Boots, (A) Senile Animal, Maggot, Bootlicker, Hostile Ambient Takeover, Pigs of the Roman Empire, Colossus of Destiny, 26 Songs, Gluey Porch Treatments, Houdini Live, Electro Retard, and Mangled Demos.
Phew! The box set will be available at the band's shows and online, says their blog, but no further details on where to order it are available. The Ipecac Records site might be a good guess though.
The Melvins will release The Bride Screamed Murder on June 1 via Ipecac, and a split with Isis is also coming out soon.
Canadian dates on the band's upcoming tour are below; bring your money if you want to pick up the box set. Just how much money? Well, no price has been announced yet, but this thing isn't going to be cheap. Full tour dates can be found here.
Canadian tour dates:
7/2 Calgary, AB - Sled Island Festival
7/3 Calgary, AB - Sled Island Festival
7/5 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre