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Melvins announce new album, Pinkus Abortion Technician, map out North American tour

Forthcoming LP features double the bass as well as a Beatles cover

Melvins, photo by Nina Corcoran
Melvins, photo by Nina Corcoran
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    Last year, the Melvins celebrated the release of their first-ever double album, A Walk with Love and Death. The band is now following that up with a new full-length named Pinkus Abortion Technician.

    Due out April 20th through Mike Patton’s Ipecac Recordings, it spans eight tracks with titles such as “Break Bread”, “Embrace the Rub”, and “Prenup Butter”. There’s also a cover of The Beatles classic “I Want to Hold Your Hand”, as well as a medley of Butthole Surfers’ “Moving to Florida” and James Gang’s “Stop” aptly called “Stop Moving to Florida”.

    Pinkus features the work of both ongoing Melvins bass players Steven McDonald (OFF!) and Jeff Pinkus (Butthole Surfers), a setup the band has never before used on record. “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!” explains Dale Crover in a statement.

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    “We’ve never had two bass players,” Buzz Osborne adds. “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.”

    Check out the album art and full tracklist below.

    Pinkus Abortion Technician Artwork:

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    Pinkus Abortion Technician Tracklist:
    01. Stop Moving To Florida
    02. Embrace The Rub
    03. Don’t Forget To Breathe
    04. Flamboyant Duck
    05. Break Bread
    06. I Want To Hold Your Hand
    07. Prenup Butter
    08. Graveyard

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    To promote the new record, the Melvins will head out on a 10-week North American tour beginning in April.

    Melvins 2018 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 – Charlotte, 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 and Linsley
    05/23 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone
    05/24 – St. Louis, MO @ 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
    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
    08/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

    Revisit A Walk single “Christ Hammer”:

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