Hear Melvins' 'Brass Cupcake' From Butthole Surfers Collabo LP 'Hold It In'

The giddily eclectic album, out October 14th, recalls legendary Atlantic Records run

The Melvins' King Buzzo, Dale Crover with the Butthole Surfers' Paul Leary and JD Pinkus
Mackie Osborne
The Melvins with Paul Leary and JD Pinkus of the Butthole Surfers
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Tireless alt-metal upstream swimmers the Melvins are releasing their 24th studio album, Hold It In, this October — a wildly diverse, heavily crunching project that recalls the freewheeling experimentalism of their mid-Nineties Atlantic Records run. As the Big Business bros (bassist Jared Warren and co-drummer Coady Willis) are sitting this one out, King Buzzo and Dale Crover have teamed up with two members of legendary provoco-punk noisemakers the Butthole Surfers. Joined by Buttholes guitarist Paul Leary and bassist JD Pinkus, the Melvins explores everything from psych-noise, to broken glam, to lots of classic sludge-metal, to a song reminiscent of Neil Young's polarizing vocoder experiment Trans

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The Melvins/Buttholes love affair has been long and plentiful: The Melvins released a song called "GGIIBBYY" in 1996 (presumably after frontman Gibby Haynes), the Surfers played the Melvins co-curated ATP in 2008, the two bands shared a split 12-inch in 2011, and the Melvs spent their last tour covering the B-Holes' "Graveyard." 

Today they released Hold It In's opening track "Bride of Crankenstein" to iTunes, but we have a stream of "Brass Cupcake," a track that sounds like the Cars and Devo plugging into Blue Cheer's amp stacks. Hear it  now and pre-order Hold It In this Monday.

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