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Melvins Announce New Album “Pinkus Abortion Technician” & Tour


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Melvins have announced the forthcoming April 20th release of their new album, “Pinkus Abortion Technician“, via Ipecac Recordings. The effort will feature both of the band’s most recent bassists, Jeff Pinkus (Butthole Surfers) and Steven McDonald (Redd Kross/OFF!). Drummer Dale Crover commented:

“With our upcoming release, we double your bass player with Steven McDonald AND Jeff Pinkus holding down the bottom. 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!”

Frontman/guitarist 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.”

Details for the album can be found below with the opening track “Stop Moving To Florida” being a medley of James Gang‘s “Stop” and Butthole Surfers‘ “Moving To Florida“. Dates for the group’s tour with both bassists in tow can be found below as well.

Melvins - Pinkus Abortion Technician

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” (The Beatles cover)
07 – “Prenup Butter
08 – “Graveyard” (Butthole Surfers cover)

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 & 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

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