Published Apr 19, 2018Melvins are officially back to tear us a new one, as their latest album Pinkus Abortion Technician is now here to experience in full. So if you've been counting down the days, you can now stream the entire LP.
The new full-length follows last year's double-album epic, A Walk with Love and Death, and it marks the band's first album to feature two bass players blowing out the low-end.
"With our upcoming release, we double your bass player with Steven McDonald AND Jeff Pinkus holding down the bottom," Melvins' Dale Crover previously explained in a statement. "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!"
The band's Buzz Osborne also added, "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. 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."
You can now hear how that all plays out for yourself below. As previously reported, this includes a Beatles cover of "I Want to Hold Your Hand," along with a cover of Butthole Surfers' "Graveyard" and a medley of James Gang's "Stop" and Butthole Surfers' "Moving to Florida" for a Melvins track dubbed "Stop Moving to Florida."
Pinkus Abortion Technician is out now via Ipecac Recordings. Melvins also have a massive North American tour, complete with Canadian dates, coming up. You can see all those here.