The prolific streak of the Melvins continues with the band prepping their latest effort, Pinkus Abortion Technician, for an April 20 street date via Ipecac Records. The new album finds the band playing as a four piece, doubling down on their bass goodness with both Steven McDonald and Jeff Pinkus delivering killer low end for the band.

"With our upcoming release, we double your bass player with Steven McDonald AND Jeff 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. We’ve had two drummers and two guitar players so it makes total sense to now have two bass players," adds Buzz Osborne. “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.”

With the album announcement, the band has also revealed the artwork and track listing for the disc, which can be seen below. Of note on the new album is "Stop Moving to Florida," a track that serves as a medley of the James Gang's "Stop" and Butthole Surfers' "Moving to Florida." The band also takes on covers of the Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and Butthole Surfers' "Graveyard," along with five other original songs.

The Melvins have a busy year ahead of them on the road, with North American dates starting April 26 in San Diego and shows booked all the way through mid-August. Both Pinkus and McDonald will join the band on tour. See all of the scheduled tour dates listed below. Tickets for all shows will go on sale this Friday at 10AM local time.

The Melvins, Pinkus Abortion Technician Artwork + Track Listing

Ipecac Recordings
Ipecac Recordings

1. Stop Moving to Florida
2. Embrace the Rub
3. Don't Forget to Breathe
4. Flamboyant Duck
5. Break Bread
6. I Want to Hold Your Hand
7. Prenup Butter
8. Graveyard

The Melvins 2018 North American Tour Dates

April 26 - San Diego, Calif. @ Casbah
April 29 - Dallas, Texas @ Tree’s
April 30 - Austin, Texas @ Mohawk
May 1 - Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall
May 3 - Baton Rouge, La. @ Spanish Moon
May 4 - Birmingham, Ala. @ Zydeco
May 6 - Charlotte, N.C. @ Visulite Theater
May 7 - Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle
May 9 - Baltimore, Md. @ Ottobar
May 10 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ Underground Arts
May 11 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Warsaw
May 12 - Hamden, Ct. @ Space Ballroom
May 13 - Boston, Mass. @ Paradise Rock Club
May 14 - Montreal, Quebec @ Corona Theatre
May 18 - Cleveland, Ohio @ Grog Shop
May 19 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Rex Theater
May 20 - Louisville, Ky. @ Headliner’s Music Hall
May 22 - Nashville, Tenn. @ 3rd & Lindsley
May 23 - Memphis, Tenn. @ Hi-Tone
May 24 - St. Louis, Mo. @ The Ready Room
May 25 - Kansas City, Mo. @ Record Bar
May 31 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Crescent Ballroom
July 12 - Santa Ana, Calif. @ The Observatory
July 13 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Troubadour
July 14 - Fresno, Calif. @ Strummer’s
July 16 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Great American Music Hall
July 17 - Sacramento, Calif. @ Holy Diver
July 19 - Seattle, Wash. @ Neumo’s
July 20 - Portland, Ore. @ Wonder Ballroom
July 21 - Vancouver, British Columbia @ Venue Nightclub
July 24 - Edmonton, Alberta @ Union Hall
July 25 - Calgary, Alberta @ Marquee Room
July 27 - Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Pyramid Cabaret
July 28 - Fargo, N.D. @ The Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs)
July 29 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
July 30 - Madison, Wis. @ High Noon Saloon
July 31 - Chicago, Ill. @ Park West
Aug. 2 - Grand Rapids, Mich. @ The Pyramid Scheme
Aug. 3 - Detroit, Mich. @ El Club
Aug. 4 - Columbus, Ohio @ A&R Music Bar
Aug. 5 - Indianapolis, Ind. @ The Vogue Theatre
Aug. 6 - Rock Island, Ill. @ Rock Island Brewing Company
Aug. 7 - Des Moines, Iowa @ Wooly’s
Aug. 8 - Omaha, Neb. @ The Waiting Room
Aug. 10 - Englewood, Colo. @ Gothic Theatre
Aug. 11 - Ft. Collins, Colo. @ Aggie Theatre
Aug. 13 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ Urban Lounge
Aug. 14 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Bunkhouse Saloon

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