Photo: Mackie Osborne; Left to right: Dale Crover, Buzz Osborne, Paul Leary, JD Pinkus
The Melvins will release a brand new full-length entitled Hold It In this October, with another shuffle in the line-up.
Joining Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover for the 12-song record are Butthole Surfers guitarist Paul Leary and bassist JD Pinkus. The album was recorded in both Los Angeles and Austin earlier this year.
“Hold It In is a refreshing piece of fiction in a boring world of fact and bullshit,” commented Osborne. ”Paul is one of the best guitar players I have ever heard and Pinkus has an outside-the-box type of approach to both guitar and bass that you just have to let it ride. I can’t believe this actually happened. I’m thrilled.”
“It’s very rare you get a chance to work with three folks from the ‘Break A Wish’ foundation, all at the same time,” said Pinkus. ”I believe they’ll remember their experience with me forever (or until they finally all lose their fight with S.I.D.S).”
The Melvins will embark on a series of U.S. dates on Oct. 15 with the live line-up comprised of Osborne, Crover and Pinkus.
Buzz Osborne is currently touring in support of his debut acoustic album, This Machine Kills Artists, while Crover will temporarily join OFF! for the band’s August tour.
Hold It In is out Oct. 14 Via Ipecac Recordings
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