You Can Now Stream The Melvins New Album, Basses Loaded



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The Melvins’ latest album, Basses Loaded (June 3, Ipecac Recordings), is streaming now via Major League Baseball’s website, MLB.com.

The twelve-song album features six bass players, including 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 Melvins’ drummer Dale Crover swapping the drum kit for bass in the Melvins 1983 iteration.

Basses Loaded
pre-orders are available now via the Ipecac webstore, here. You can also find the groups album digitally on their bandcamp here.

The Melvins have recently been given the documentary treatment with the announcement of “The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale” getting its’ first public screenings. The Melvins are currently getting ready to kick off a month of European tour dates before returning to the U.S. for a seven-week tour (Helms Alee supports on U.S., non-festival dates). The touring line-up for all dates will be Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Steve McDonald (Redd Kross/OFF!). Those dates can be seen below.

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European tour dates:

June 5 Kortrijk, Belgium De Kreun
June 6 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso Frote Zaal
June 7 Hamburg, Germany Logo
June 8 Copenhagen, Denmark Jazzhouse
June 9 Gothenburg, Sweden Truckstop Alaska
June 10 Oslo, Norway BLA
June 11 Malmo, Sweden Babel
June 13 Berlin, Germany Postbahnof
June 14 Leipzig, Germany UT Connewitz
June 15 Koln, Germany Underground
June 17 Clisson, France Hellfest
June 19 London, UK Koko
June 20 Leeds, UK Brudenell Social
June 21 Glasgow, UK Art School
June 22 Aston, UK The Warehouse

U.S. tour dates:

August 3 Las Vegas, NV Backstage Bar & Billiards
August 4 Flagstaff, AZ The Green Room
August 6 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
August 7 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
August 9 Sioux Falls, SD The District
August 10 Fargo, ND The Aquariaum (Dempsey’s Upstairs)
August 13 Eau Claire, WI Eaux Claires Music Festival
August 14 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Company
August 15 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
August 16 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
August 17 St. Louis, MO The Firebird
August 18 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
August 19 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre
August 20 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
August 22 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar
August 23 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater
August 24 Buffalo, NY Iron Works
August 26 Syracuse, NY The Westcott Theater
August 27 Northampton, MA Pearl Street
August 28 Hamden, CT The Ballroom at the Outer Space
August 29 Providence, RI Fete Ballroom
August 31 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
September 1 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
September 3 Cookeville, TN Muddy Roots Music Festival
September 5 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
September 6 Charlotte, NC Amos’ Southend
September 7 Charleston, SC Music Farm
September 8 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
September 10 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
September 11 Jackson, MS Duling Hall
September 12 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone
September 13 Little Rock, AR Metroplex
September 14 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
September 15 Oklahoma City, OK The ACM @ UCO Performance Lab
September 16 Norman, OK Opolis
September 17 Austin, TX The Sidewinder
September 18 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger
September 20 El Paso, TX Lowbrow Palace
September 21 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
September 24 Long Beach, CA Music Tastes Good Festival

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