Melvins Return With new Record for the Fall
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.
|October 15||Sacramento, CA||Assembly|
|October 17||Bellingham, WA||Wild Buffalo House of Music|
|October 18||Seattle, WA||The Showbox|
|October 19||Portland, OR||Roseland Theater|
|October 21||San Francisco, CA||Great American Music Hall|
|October 22||San Luis Obispo, CA||SLO Brewing|
|October 23||Los Angeles, CA||The Troubadour|
|October 24||San Diego, CA||The Casbah|
|October 25||Phoenix, AZ||The Crescent Ballroom|
|October 26||Albuquerque, NM||The Launchpad|
|October 28||Dallas, TX||Trees|
|October 29||Austin, TX||Mohawk|
|October 30||Houston, TX||Warehouse Live - Studio|
|October 31||New Orleans, LA||Voodoo Fest|
|November 1||Pensacola, FL||Vinyl Music Hall|
|November 2||Gainesville, FL||The Wooly|
|November 3||Jacksonville, FL||Jack Rabbit's|
|November 4||Orlando, FL||The Social|
|November 5||Ft. Lauderdale, FL||The Culture Room|
|November 6||Tampa, FL||Orpheum Theater|
|November 8||Atlanta, GA||The Loft at Center Stage|
|November 9||Birmingham, AL||Zydeco|
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.