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Melvins announce 'The Bulls & the Bees' EP & 'Freak Puke' album

Melvins Freak Puke

This is a huge year for Washington hardcore gods Melvins. As previously reported, the band is heading out on tour next month with Unsane for 25 shows around North America. Buzz Osborne and friends also previously announced that they and Unsane would sell a tour-exclusive split EP from Amphetamine Reptile Records.

Now the boys have revealed that they have a couple more projects on the way: another EP and a full-length album. First off, the complete Melvins will put out an EP with Scion A/V. The record is entitled Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls and the Bees and will be available for free starting March 13.

Then, later in the year, frontmen Buzz Osbourne and Dale Crover will release a new Melvins full-length without the rest of the band. They will get a little help from Trevor Dunn (of Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, and Fantômas) and will use the name “Melvins Lite” (although the album cover still reads “The Melvins”). The album is called Freak Puke and is due out on June 5 via Ipecac Recordings.

Check out “The War on Wisdom” from The Bulls and the Bees , the tracklist for both newly announced records, and the full tour schedule below.



Freak Puke tracklist

01. Mr. Rip Off
02. Inner Ear Rupture
03. Baby, Won't You Weird Me Out
04. Worm Farm Walt
05. A Growing Disgust
06. Leon vs. the Revolution
07. Holy Barbarians
08. Freak Puke
09. Let Me Roll It
10. Tommy Goes Berserk

Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & the Bees tracklist

01. The War on Wisdom
02. We Are Doomed
03. Friends Before Larry
04. A Really Long Wait
05. National Hamster

Melvins tour dates

Apr. 11 San Jose, CA - The Blank Club *
Apr. 12 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *
Apr. 13 Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour *
Apr. 14 San Diego, CA - Casbah *
Apr. 17 El Paso, TX - House of Rock *
Apr. 19 Austin, TX - Mohawk *
Apr. 20 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live *
Apr. 21 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jack's *
Apr. 23 Orlando, FL - The Social *
Apr. 24 Gainesville, FL - Double Down Live *
Apr. 25 Atlanta, GA - The Loft at Center Stage *
Apr. 26 Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend *
Apr. 28 West Chester, PA - The Note *
Apr. 29 New York, NY - Webster Hall *
May 01 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom *
May 02 DeKalb, IL - Otto's Nightclub *
May 03 St. Louis, MO - The Firebird *
May 04 Nashville, TN- Exit/In *
May 07 Dallas, TX - Trees *
May 09 Santa Fe, NM - Santa Fe Brewing Company *
May 11 Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Concert Theatre *
May 25 London England - Alexandra Palace, All Tomorrow's Parties
May 28 Brigthon, England - Concorde 2
May 30 Manchester, England - Moho Live
May 31 Barcelona, Spain - Parc del Forum, Primavera Sound

* = with Unsane