THE MELVINS To Release 'A Walk With Love And Death' Double Album
April 6, 2017
THE MELVINS return with a double album, "A Walk With Love And Death", on July 7 via Ipecac Recordings.
The dual albums find the trio of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Steve McDonald showcasing two distinct sides to the band's music: "Death", a proper MELVINS release, and "Love", the score to the Jesse Nieminen directed, self-produced short also titled "A Walk With Love And Death". A release date for the short has not been announced yet but a trailer has been made available.
"This was a huge undertaking," explained band ringleader Buzz Osborne. "All three things: the album, the soundtrack and the film are benchmarks for us."
Drummer Dale Crover added, "'A Walk With Love And Death' is one giant, dark, moody, psychotic head trip! Not for the faint of heart. You'll sleep with the lights on after listening."
The albums, which include guests Joey Santiago (THE PIXIES),Teri Gender Bender (LE BUTCHERETTES, CRYSTAL FAIRY) and Anna Waronker (THAT DOG),were self-produced with engineer Toshi Kosai.
A North American tour is in the works for this summer, with dates to be announced soon.
"A Walk With Love And Death" track listing:
01. Aim High 02. Queen Powder Party 03. Street Level St. Paul 04. The Hidden Joice 05. Give It To Me 06. Chicken Butt 07. Eat Yourself Out 08. Scooba 09. Halfway to the Bakersfield Mall 10. Pacoima Normal 11. Park Head 12. T-Burg 13. Track Star 14. The Asshole Bastard
01. Black Heath 02. Sober-delic (Acid Only) 03. Euthanasia 04. What's Wrong With You 05. Edgar the Elephant 06. Christ Hammer 07. Flaming Creature 08. Cactus Party 09. Cardboro Negro
"A Walk With Love And Death" pre-orders will launch soon, with the collection available as a double-CD, on vinyl and digitally.