The Melvins To Release "Basses Loaded" on June 3, Stream New Song, "Hideous Woman"

The Melvins, who have a history of imaginative line-up changes, feature not one, but six different bass players on their appropriately titled new album, Basses Loaded (June 3, Ipecac Recordings). 
The collection features Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover joined by Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Redd Kross’ Steve McDonald, Butthole Surfers’ J.D. Pinkus, Big Business’ Jared Warren,  Mr. Bungle/Fantomas’ Trevor Dunn (aka Melvins Lite) and Crover swapping the drum kit for bass in the Melvins 1983 iteration. The album’s nod to baseball, and the inclusion of the band’s own version of “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” is a natural one, with Buzz and Dale often spotted at games across the country.
Osborne discusses the new album, as well as the band’s forthcoming Mike & The Melvins’ release,Three Men and a Baby (April 1, Sub Pop), in an interview with Rolling Stone ( New song “Hideous Woman” streams alongside the piece. Listen to it below!

Basses Loaded track listing (bass player in parentheses):

1. The Decay of Lying (Steve McDonald)
2. Choco Plumbing (Jared Warren)
3. Beer Hippie (Dale Crover, aka Melvins 1983 line-up)
4. I Want To Tell You (Steve McDonald)
5. Captain Come Down (JD Pinkus)
6. Hideous Woman (Steve McDonald)
7. Shaving Cream (Dale Crover, aka Melvins 1983 line-up)
8. Planet Distructo (Trevor Dunn, aka Melvins Lite line-up)
9. War Pussy (Steve McDonald)
10. Maybe I Am Amused (Krist Novoselic)
11. Phyllis Dillard (Dale Crover, aka Melvins 1983 line-up)
12. Take Me Out To The Ballgame (Dale Crover, aka Melvins 1983 line-up)

The Melvins (Buzz, Dale and Steve McDonald) launch a North American tour, followed by a European outing, later this month (North American co-headlining dates with Napalm Death, and Melt Banana opening, begin March 26).  Dates are:
March 12Las Vegas, NVNeon Reverb Music Festival
March 19San Jose, CAThe Ritz
March 20Sacramento, CAThe Boardwalk
March 22PioneertownPappy & Harriet’s
March 23Fullerton, CAThe Continental Room
March 24San Diego, CAThe Casbah
March 26Tempe, AZThe Marquee
March 28Albuqerque, NMSunshine Theater
March 30Dallas, TXTree’s
March 31Austin, TXMohawk
April 1Houston, TXNumbers
April 2New Orleans, LAOne Eyed Jack’s
April 3Birmingham, ALIron City
April 4Pensacola, FLVinyl Music Hall
April 5Tallahassee, FLSidebar Theatre
April 7Ft. Lauderdale, FLCulture Room
April 8Orlando, FLThe Plaza Live
April 9Tampa, FLThe Orpheum
April 10Atlanta, GAThe Masquerade
April 12Washington, DC930 Club
April 13Philadelphia, PAUnderground Arts
April 14Brooklyn, NYMusic Hall of Williamsburg SOLD OUT
April 15New York, NYWebster Hall
April 16Boston, MAParadise Rock Club
April 17Montreal, QCClub Soda
April 19Toronto, ONThe Opera House
April 20Detroit, MIMajestic Theatre
April 21Cleveland, OHAgora Ballroom
April 22Chicago, ILThe Metro
April 23Milwaukee, WIThe Rave II (Downstairs)
April 24Minneapolis, MNFirst Avenue
April 25Omaha, NEThe Waiting Room
April 27Denver, CoOgden Theatre
April 29Salt Lake City, UTUrban Lounge
May 1Seattle, WAThe Showbox
May 2Vancouver, BCVenue
May 3Portland, ORRoseland Theater
May 5San Francisco, CASlim’s
May 6San Francisco, CASlim’s
May 7Los Angeles, CAThe TroubadourSOLD OUT
May 8Los Angeles, CAThe TroubadourSOLD OUT
May 9Los Angeles, CAThe Troubadour (Dead Cross play instead of Melt Banana)
June 3 -5Bristol, UKTemples Festival
June 17Clisson, FranceHellfest

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