Melvins Announce 'Pinkus Abortion Technician' Album

They've also announced a big North American tour
Melvins Announce 'Pinkus Abortion Technician' Album
Proving to be as prolific as ever, Melvins have announced another new album. Titled Pinkus Abortion Technician, the record is due out April 20 via Ipecac Recordings. And to go along with it, Melvins have lined up a big North American tour.

The new LP follows last year's double album, A Walk with Love and Death, and it will be Melvins' first record to feature not one but two bass players.

"With our upcoming release, we double your bass player with Steven McDonald AND Jeff Pinkus holding down the bottom," explained Melvins' Dale Crover 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 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 see the new album's cover art above, while the tracklist is below. There's 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 song called "Stop Moving to Florida."

In support of the new album, Melvins have also announced a sprawling North America tour, which comes with a bunch of Canadian dates. You can see the entire schedule below.

Pinkus Abortion Technician:

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

Tour dates:

04/26 San Diego, CA - Casbah
04/29 Dallas, TX - Tree's
04/30 Austin, TX - Mohawk
05/01 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
05/03 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
05/04 Birmingham, AL - Zydeco
05/06 Charlottee, NC - Visulite Theater
05/07 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
05/09 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
05/10 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
05/11 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
05/12 Hamden, CT - Space Ballroom
05/13 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
05/14 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
05/18 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
05/19 Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
05/20 Louisville, KY - Headliner's Music Hall
05/22 Nashville, TN - 3rd & Lindsley
05/23 Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone
05/24 St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room
05/25 Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
05/31 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
07/12 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
07/13 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
07/14 Fresno, CA - Strummer's
07/16 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
07/17 Sacramento, CA - Holy Diver
07/19 Seattle, WA - Neumo's
07/20 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
07/21 Vancouver, BC - Venue Nightclub
07/24 Edmonton, AB - Union Hall
07/25 Calgary, AB - Marquee Room
07/27 Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret
07/28 Fargo, ND - The Aquarium (Dempsey's Upstairs)
07/29 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
07/30 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
07/31 Chicago, IL - Park West
08/02 Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme
08/03 Detroit, MI - El Club
08/04 Columbus, OH - A&R Music Bar
08/05 Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue Theatre
08/06 Rock Island, IL - Rock Island Brewing Company
08/07 Des Moines, IA - Wooly's
08/08 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
08/10 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
08/11 Ft. Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre
08/13 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
08/14 Las Vegas, NV - The Bunkhouse Saloon