MELVINS' song "Stop Moving To Florida" can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Pinkus Abortion Technician", which will be released on April 20 via Ipecac Recordings. The disc features both MELVINS' regular bass player Steven McDonald (REDD KROSS, OFF!) and BUTTHOLE SURFERS' Jeff Pinkus on bass.
"Stop Moving To Florida" is a medley of the James Gang's "Stop" and BUTTHOLE SURFERS' "Moving To Florida". The band also covers THE BEATLES' "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and BUTTHOLE SURFERS' "Graveyard" on the eight-song release.
"With our upcoming release, we double your bass player with Steven McDonaldandJeff Pinkus holding down the bottom," explains 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," adds Buzz Osborne. "We've had two drummers and two guitar players, so it makes total sense to now have two bass players. 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."
"Pinkus Abortion Technician" track listing:
01. Stop Moving To Florida 02. Embrace The Rub 03. Don't Forget To Breathe 04. Flamboyant Duck 05. Break Bread 06. I Want To Hold Your Hand 07. Prenup Butter 08. Graveyard
The MELVINS have also simultaneously announced a 10-week North American tour, kicking off on April 26 at the Casbah in San Diego. The tour will feature the MELVINS as a four-piece with both Pinkus and McDonald joining Osborne and Crover.
Apr. 26 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah Apr. 29 - Dallas, TX @ Tree's Apr. 30 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk May 01 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall May 03 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon May 04 - Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco May 06 - Charlottee, NC @ Visulite Theater May 07 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle May 09 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar May 10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts May 11 - Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw May 12 - Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom May 13 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club May 14 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre May 18 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop May 19 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater May 20 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner's Music Hall May 22 - Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley May 23 - Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone May 24 - St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room May 25 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar May 31 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom Jul. 12 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory Jul. 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour Jul. 14 - Fresno, CA @ Strummer's Jul. 16 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall Jul. 17 - Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver Jul. 19 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo's Jul. 20 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom Jul. 21 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue Nightclub Jul. 24 - Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall Jul. 25 - Calgary, AB @ Marquee Room Jul. 27 - Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret Jul. 28 - Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium (Dempsey's Upstairs) Jul. 29 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue Jul. 30 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon Jul. 31 - Chicago, IL @ Park West Aug. 02 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme Aug. 03 - Detroit, MI @ El Club Aug. 04 - Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar Aug. 05 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue Theatre Aug. 06 - Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewing Company Aug. 07 - Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's Aug. 08 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room Aug. 10 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre Aug. 11 - Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre Aug. 13 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge Aug. 14 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse Saloon