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Melvins share new album Pinkus Abortion Technician: Stream

Their headlining tour kicks off next week in San Diego

Melvins, photo by Nina Corcoran
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    Today marks the release of the Melvins Pinkus Abortion Technician via Ipecac Recordings. Subscribers of  Apple Music and Spotify can listen to it below.

    The album, the 27th studio effort from the Washington sludge rockers, follows last year’s double album A Walk with Love and Death, and is the first to feature two bass players in OFF!’s Steven McDonald Butthole Surfers’ Jeff Pinkus. “We’ve never had two bass players,” Buzz Osborne said of the decision. “We’ve had two drummers and two guitar players so it makes total sense to now have two bass players.”

    In a recent interview with Revolver, Osbourne adds, “These guys are world-class players. They’re as good as anybody out there. They’re better, because they have better sensibilities. All the stuff that I can get from Jeff’s involvement in the Butthole Surfers and Steven’s involvement in Redd Kross, I want that in my band. I want all that weirdness and all that sickness and all that insanity.”

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    We’ve already heard the pair’s impact in singles like “Stop Moving to Florida”, a mashup medley of Butthole Surfers’ “Moving to Florida” and James Gang’s “Stop”. There’s also “Embrace the Rub”, a “Steven McDonald penned, punker tune throwback to his days as a young Hawthorne, CA punk hanging out with Black Flag,” according to the band’s Dale Crover.

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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

    In support of the album’s release, the Melvins will embark on a US tour starting later this month.

    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

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