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Joyful Noise is a record label doing great things, and you've probably noticed they've been working with the band quite a bit lately on special releases. Good news, there are a few recent ones for you to check out! As mentioned previously the Melvins recorded a cover of Bikini Kill's "Rebel Girl" with Teri from Le Butcherettes for Joyful Noise's "Almost Live" series. That was originally released on a very limited edition lathe cut 7" which sold out quickly, but now you have an opportunity to pick up the 7" again as it's being repressed in larger quantities as a single sided white vinyl with a Mackie designed screenprint on the b-side. This 7" is part of their VIP club 7" of the month for January. Check out the details on their VIP membership + single series.
Joyful Noise also just announced the release of a new Hew Time 3x7" set, this is the all drumming project from Dale, Coady, and Joe Plummer. "Seconds" features six new unreleased tracks from the group, with music contained on Side A, and Side B featuring badass etchings of Dale, Joe and Coady. The release is limited to a one-time pressing of 850 hand-numbered copies. Plus, 175 copies are pressed on gold vinyl! The gold vinyl is distributed randomly to those that order... like a golden ticket. Like from that one movie...
Dumb Numbers also recently released a triple 10" split series box set through Joyful Noise. The splits feature new music from Dumb Numbers along with Melvins, David Lynch, and David Yow. Not only does Dale of course play drums on the Melvins Lite track "Polish Trash Compactor" he also plays drums on all of the Dumb Numbers songs included in the box set. Both Buzz and Kevin Rutmanis are also featured on the Dumb Numbers side of the Melvins split 10" making this basically a must have for Melvins fans. The release is limited to a one-time pressing of 975 hand-numbered copies, packaged within a custom wooden box set, with screen-printed art by Mackie Osborne. The first 275 copies are pressed on clear vinyl w/ "haze" of gold, silver, and oxblood colors [sold out], and the remaining 700 copies are pressed on black vinyl marbled w/ gold, silver, and oxblood colors. Check out the box set "Unveiling" video preview below.
Brian Walsby and Bifocal Media have two new Melvins shirts up for sale.
- Beginning in March, this years version of the Melvins boasts Redd Kross bassist Steven McDonald. What better way of celebrating this news than with a t-shirt that parodies both? Here we have two separate Redd Kross moments (an album title and album cover which don't match up at all) and making fun of a shithole town that Buzz and Dale were familiar with in their desperate upbringings. It’s all here; tied up in a neat little bow, on a t-shirt! - Brian Walsby
- This new Melvins t shirt boasts the trio lineup of Buzz, Dale, and the one and only Jeff Pinkus! The idea originated out of an idea I had for one of those homemade posters that I have sold out on the road. After doing this idea about forty times it was suggested to me that this would make one heckuva t shirt design. Well, you didn't have to tell me twice. Besides being sort of funny that the whole bath salts craze seemed to spring out of the state of Florida, there is also the unintended humor in the fact that Pinkus played bass on the Butthole Surfers classic "Moving to Florida". And finally, the design is also sort of my attempt at making a "metal" shirt. In a warped kind of way, that is. I hope you all enjoy it! - Brian Walsby
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Melvins have announced that they will be joining forces with Napalm Death and Melt Banana for the Savage Imperial Death March Tour, a six-week Spring trek that kicks off on March 26 in Phoenix, Ariz. Buzz & Dale are bringing along Steven McDonald of Redd Kross/OFF! fame to handle the bass duties. The trio also have a 10" recorded titled War Pussy that will be released next year as well. Check out the tour dates below!
Buzz had this to say: “Napalm Death sounds like a gorilla on LSD firing a machine gun… and I mean that in a good way. We’re happy to be heading out with the ultimate grindcore pioneers.”
Some may recall that this isn’t the first time members of the Melvins and Napalm Death have collaborated. In 2004, Buzz Osborne, Shane Embury and Danny Herrera played together in Venomous Concept, with their debut release (Retroactive Abortion) which was released by Ipecac Recordings.
“We have been talking about doing a tour like this for a long time so we are thrilled it’s finally happening,” says Napalm Death bass player Shane Embury. “Having been long time fans and friends of the Melvins we are very happy to be embarking on this six-week tour of musical madness with them and Melt Banana. Expect the unexpected!”
Savage Imperial Death March Tour dates (tickets for all shows are on-sale this Friday, Dec. 4):
March 26 Phoenix, AZ The Marquee
March 28 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
March 30 Dallas, TX Trees
March 31 Austin, TX The Mohawk
April 1 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
April 2 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
April 3 Birmingham, AL Iron City
April 4 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
April 5 Tallahassee, FL Sidebar Theater
April 7 Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Culture Room
April 8 Orlando, FL The Plaza Live
April 9 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
April 10 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
April 12 Washington, DC 930 Club
April 13 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
April 14 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
April 15 New York, NY Webster Hall
April 16 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
April 17 Montreal, QC Club Soda
April 19 Toronto, ON The Opera House
April 20 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
April 21 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
April 22 Chicago, IL The Metro
April 23 Milwaukee, WI The Rave II (Downstairs)
April 24 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
April 25 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
April 27 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
April 29 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
May 1 Seattle, WA The Showbox
May 2 Vancouver, BC The Venue
May 3 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
May 5 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
May 6 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
May 7 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour
May 8 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour
Joyful Noise released an extremely rare lathe cut 7" this fall of the Melvins along with Teri from Le Butcherettes covering "Rebel Girl" by Bikini Kill. The 7" sold out in under a minute, but there's a video of the recording session online for you to check out! Joyful Noise brings you our new "Almost Live from Joyful Noise" series, which features limited edition singles from some of our favorite artists, recorded at the label's Indianapolis-based performance space. Tracked live in the empty space (hence almost live), each release in the series is cut on the spot using a 1940s record lathe and is limited to just 100 copies on hand-made 7" records with screen-printed jackets. The semi-regular series -- which will produce a new release every month or two -- kicked off with a special performance by the Melvins. With the help of Teri from Le Butcherettes, the band recorded a cover the the Bikini Kill classic "Rebel Girl". While the limited edition 7" is now sold out, you can watch a video of the rare performance.
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Melvins have posted a teaser trailer for their new movie "Across The USA in 51 Days: The Movie!" that was shot entirely with mobile phones while they were on their historic U.S. tour for Freak Puke back in 2012. It's going to be available on Nov. 27 (DVD/online). You can pre-order it now at the Ipecac webstore.
Coming this November!Posted by (the) Melvins on Monday, October 26, 2015
Melvins have a Halloween show coming up along with Kevin Rutmanis' band Hepa-Titus in L.A. at the Echo, grab your tickets here. As if you needed any more reason to go, a special version of the Beer Hippy 10" with glow in the dark art will be available there in limited quantities.
Poster art by HAZE XXL
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Big Melvins / Big Business kick off their European tour in just a few short days, check out the dates below and be sure to pick up your tickets and see the best the U.S.A. has to offer!
AmRep is getting set to release a new 10" with some new tracks from the Melvins 1983 incarnation, keep an eye on their facebook page for the release date details and check out the video clip below of "Beer Hippy" from the release.
September 13, 2015 - Bristol, England - Exchange
September 14, 2015 - Brighton, England - Concorde 2
September 15, 2015 - Tilburg, The Netherlands - Midi Theater - Incubate Festival
September 16, 2015 - Tilburg, The Netherlands - Midi Theater - Incubate Festival
September 18, 2015 - Angers, France - Le Chabada (Levitation France Festival)
September 19, 2015 - Paris, France - Le Bataclan
September 20, 2015 - Belfort, France - La Poudriere
September 21, 2015 - Cologne, Germany - Underground
September 22, 2015 - Hamburg, Germany - Logo
September 23, 2015 - Bremen, Germany - Lagerhaus
September 24, 2015 - Berlin, Germany - Berghain/Panorama Bar
September 25, 2015 - Leipzig, Germany - UT Connewitz
September 26, 2015 - Prague, Czech Republic - Futurum
September 27, 2015 - Budapest, Hungary - A38
September 28, 2015 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
September 29, 2015 - Zagreb, Croatia - Mochvara
September 30, 2015 - Bologna, Italy - Locomotiv
October 1, 2015 - Milan, Italy - Leoncavallo
October 2, 2015 - Feyzin, France - L'Epicerie Moderne
October 3, 2015 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7 Konzertfabrik (Up In Smoke Festival)
October 5, 2015 - Munich, Germany - Hansa 39
October 6, 2015 - Frankfurt, Germany - Zoom
October 8, 2015 - Reading, England - Sub 89
October 9, 2015 - Manchester, England - Gorilla
October 10, 2015 - London, England - Electric Ballroom
Poster art by Michael Hacker
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The Melvins will be performing tonight at the Mercury Ballroom in Louisville, KY and Live Nation/Yahoo will be streaming it live as it happens! 9PM Eastern/6PM Pacific!
UPDATE: The show is over, but someone uploaded it to youtube so check it out at your leisure!
Melvins will be touring the west coast area later this summer along with Big Business. They'll also be heading to Europe for a fall tour, more info on that to come!
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Dale also recently announced that he's begun a project called Broken Bat along with Ty Segall and Steven McDonald of OFF!/Redd Kross. They've got a BandCamp page set up with a clip of the song Take My Medicine.
Mind-fuckery abounds in this split 7" from Dale Crover and Qui. Dale Crover is a man who needs no introduction. In his 30+ years as drummer of the Melvins (and also occasionally, Nirvana), Crover has influenced us here at Joyful Noise more than any other single human being. And it's a perfect fit to his new song to be coupled with our friends Qui. Both tracks are incredible examples of the imaginative antics these folks are known for. The release is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies on red & yellow split color vinyl, as well as non-limited black vinyl. Release Date: August 28, 2015.
A new limited edition book about the Stoner Witch album has just been published by Karma Books, written by Bob Nickas & Ted O'Sullivan. Only 500 were printed so head over to the Karma website to order one soon. "A book-length conversation about the Melvins and the album Stoner Witch, side-by-side, track-by-track.126 pages, over 30 illustrations. An album that "sounds as inventive and scary, as heavy and evocative as it did twenty years ago. It has lasted the test of time ... and always will." UPDATE: Stoner Witch book release party happening tomorrow (June 29th) at KARMA (39 Great Jones Street) 1pm-230pm. Bob and Ted will be signing copies of the book and The MELVINS will be there as well hanging out and playing a short set!
Poster art by Jeff LaChance