"Embrace The Rub", the new Mackie Osborne-directed video from MELVINS, can be seen 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.
"'Embrace The Rub' is a Steven McDonald-penned punker tune throwback to his days as a young Hawthorne, California punk hanging out with BLACK FLAG," explains Dale Crover. "For some reason, I decided that this tune really needed a piano part."
"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
"With our upcoming release, we double your bass player with Steven McDonaldandJeff Pinkus holding down the bottom," explains 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."
MELVINS' 10-week North American tour will kick off on April 26 at the Casbah in San Diego. The trek will feature the MELVINS as a four-piece, with both Pinkus and McDonald joining Osborne and Crover.