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The Melvins’ King Buzzo has a new solo acoustic record called Gift of Sacrifice that comes out in May of 2020 followed by tours which will take him across the United States, Europe and parts beyond.

This is exciting news!

What makes this news even more exciting is that King Buzzo has recorded this record with the fabulously talented bass player Trevor Dunn. Trevor was a founding member of Mr. Bungle and also plays bass in the psycho metal/spaghetti western band Fantômas, as well as recording and touring with the Melvins (as Melvins Lite).

Gift of Sacrifice was a stone groove to record and it will be a f*cking blast to finally hit the road with my buddy Trevor Dunn,” says Osborne. “Once we take the stage, I guarantee we’ll kick the crap out of this album. Trevor’s bass playing is superb. With a guy like Trevor, you get the best results when you just let him do his thing. Trusting the musicians you work with is a very important part of how I write and record music and with Trevor I know I’ll never be disappointed with what he plays.”

The addition of Trevor’s stand-up bass makes Gift of Sacrifice a step up from King Buzzo’s last acoustic record, This Machine Kills Artists. It gives this new record a haunted quality which drives the songs to a new level. Another new element is the addition of modular synth, which adds its own angular sounds to the acoustic guitar and bass. This is an odd combination of sounds not heard before on an all acoustic record.

“It was time for me to do a new acoustic record and another solo world tour,” Buzz adds. “I can’t wait for Gift of Sacrifice to come out and then hit the road with Trevor this spring.”

Buzz: What do you think of the album?
Trevor: I love it. I’ve never heard this kind of production on an all acoustic record. It’s insanely fucking cool! I wouldn’t have thought to combine acoustic instruments with modular synths.
Buzz: There’s probably lots of shit you wouldn’t have thought of.
Trevor: Oh really? That’s what you think? Why don’t you fuck off....
Buzz: Relax! I was partially kidding.
Trevor: We’ll it’s the not kidding part that you can shove up your ass.
Buzz: Sorry man. I’m gonna lay off because we have a loooong tour coming up and I don’t want a mutiny on my hands.
Trevor: I’d appreciate it.

Gift of Sacrifice was recorded at Sound of Sirens Studios in Los Angeles by Toshi Kasai. Artwork by Mackie Osborne.

Releases

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Upcoming Tour Dates

Date Location Venue  
May 13, 2020 Palm Springs, CA The Alibi - Palm Springs
May 14, 2020 Long Beach, CA Alex's Bar
May 15, 2020 San Diego, CA Casbah
May 17, 2020 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
May 18, 2020 Phoenix, AZ The Rebel Lounge
May 19, 2020 Sante Fe, NM Meow Wolf
May 21, 2020 Tulsa, OK The Shrine - Tulsa
May 22, 2020 Norman, OK Opolis
May 23, 2020 Dallas, TX Three Links
May 24, 2020 Austin, TX Barracuda
May 25, 2020 Houston, TX Warehouse Live - Studio
May 27, 2020 New Orleans, TX Santos - New Orleans
May 28, 2020 Birmingham, AL Zydeco
May 29, 2020 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
May 30, 2020 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theater
May 31, 2020 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
June 1, 2020 Richmond, VA Richmond Music Hall
June 3, 2020 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
June 4, 2020 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
June 5, 2020 New York, NY The Bowery Ballroom
June 6, 2020 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom
June 7, 2020 Allston, MA Great Scott
June 8, 2020 Albany, NY The Hollow
June 10, 2020 Toronto, ON, Canada Velvet Underground
June 11, 2020 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
June 12, 2020 Pittsburgh, PA Thunderbird Music Hall
June 13, 2020 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
June 15, 2020 Detroit, MI Third Man Records Cass Corridor
June 16, 2020 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
June 17, 2020 Columbus, OH Ace Of Cups
June 18, 2020 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley
June 19, 2020 St. Louis, MO Old Rock House
June 20, 2020 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
June 21, 2020 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
June 22, 2020 Saint Paul, MN Turf Club
June 23, 2020 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
June 24, 2020 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
June 26, 2020 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
June 28, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
June 29, 2020 Boise, ID Neurolux
July 1, 2020 Seattle, WA Columbia City Theater
July 2, 2020 Vancouver, BC, Canada The Fox Cabaret
July 3, 2020 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
July 5, 2020 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
July 6, 2020 Los Angeles, CA The Echo

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