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The Melvins announce new album ‘Pinkus Abortion Technician’; schedule North American tour

The Melvins return to the airwaves April 20th with their new album Pinkus Abortion Technician!

“With our upcoming release, we double your bass player with Steven McDonald and Jeff Pinkus holding down the bottom,” explained drummer Dale Crover. “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!”

“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,” added guitarist Buzz Osborne. “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.”

the melvins pinkus abortion technician

  1. Stop Moving to Florida
  2. Embrace the Rub
  3. Don’t Forget to Breathe
  4. Flamboyant Duck
  5. Break Bread
  6. I Want to Hold Your Hand
  7. Prenup Butter
  8. Graveyard

Preorders available soon.

The band has also announced a 10-week North American tour!

Check out the list of dates below:

April
04/26   San Diego, CA @ Casbah
04/29   Dallas, TX @ Tree’s
04/30   Austin, TX @ Mohawk
May
05/01   Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
05/03   Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
05/04   Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
05/06   Charlottee, 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
July
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
August
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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