Melvins Return With new Record for the Fall

July 29, 2014

Photo of Dale Crover, Buzz Osborne, Paul Leary, JD Pinkus
Photo credit: Mackie Osborne; Left to right: Dale Crover, Buzz Osborne, Paul Leary, JD Pinkus

LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2014 -The Melvins return with Hold It In, their first studio album as a quartet since 2010's The Bride Screams Murder, on Oct. 14.

Joining Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover for the 12-song outing are Butthole Surfers' guitar player Paul Leary and bass player JD Pinkus. Hold It In was recorded in both Los Angeles and Austin earlier this year.

"Hold It In is a refreshing piece of fiction in a boring world of fact and bullsh*t," said Osborne. "Paul is one of the best guitar players I have ever heard and Pinkus has an outside the box type of approach to both guitar and bass that you just have to let it ride. I can't believe this actually happened. I'm thrilled."

"It's very rare you get a chance to work with three folks from the 'Break A Wish' foundation, all at the same time," said Pinkus. "I believe they'll remember their experience with me forever (or until they finally all lose their fight with S.I.D.S)."

The Melvins kick off a round of U.S. tour dates on Oct. 15 in Sacramento at Assembly, which also includes a performance at this year's Voodoo Experience in New Orleans. Osborne, Crover and Pinkus will be the touring roster for this run of dates.

Tour dates:

October 15Sacramento, CAAssembly
October 17Bellingham, WAWild Buffalo House of Music
October 18Seattle, WAThe Showbox
October 19Portland, ORRoseland Theater
October 21San Francisco, CAGreat American Music Hall
October 22San Luis Obispo, CASLO Brewing
October 23Los Angeles, CAThe Troubadour
October 24San Diego, CAThe Casbah
October 25Phoenix, AZThe Crescent Ballroom
October 26Albuquerque, NMThe Launchpad
October 28Dallas, TXTrees
October 29Austin, TXMohawk
October 30Houston, TXWarehouse Live - Studio
October 31New Orleans, LAVoodoo Fest
November 1Pensacola, FLVinyl Music Hall
November 2Gainesville, FLThe Wooly
November 3Jacksonville, FLJack Rabbit's
November 4Orlando, FLThe Social
November 5Ft. Lauderdale, FLThe Culture Room
November 6Tampa, FLOrpheum Theater
November 8Atlanta, GAThe Loft at Center Stage
November 9Birmingham, ALZydeco

Tickets are on sale this Friday, Aug. 1 at 10 am local time.

Osborne is currently touring in support of his debut acoustic album, This Machine Kills Artists, performing shows this week in Tucson (July 30 at Club Congress) and Palm Springs (July 31 at Pappy & Harriet's) before heading to Australia and Europe for an additional six weeks of dates. Crover temporarily joins OFF! for the band's August tour.