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Watch Melvins’ Raucous New Video for ‘Embrace the Rub’

Sludge band, now with two bassists, plan 10-week tour in support of ‘Pinkus Abortion Technician’

Melvins unveiled the video for their raucous new track “Embrace the Rub,” a noisy 90-second burst from the sludge legends’ upcoming album Pinkus Abortion Technician.

“‘Embrace The Rub’ is a Steven McDonald-penned, punk throwback to his days as a young Hawthorne, California punk hanging out with Black Flag,” Melvins’ Dale Crover said in a statement. “For some reason, I decided that this tune really needed a piano part.”

Pinkus Abortion Technician is an homage of sorts to Butthole Surfers’ 1987 LP Locust Abortion Technician; Butthole Surfers’ bassist Jeff Pinkus joined Melvins mainstays Crover and Buzz Osborne for the recording of the album, as did Redd Kross bassist Steve McDonald, making Pinkus Abortion Technician the first Melvins LP to feature two bassists on every track.

The bass-heavy Melvins lineup will embark on an extensive 10-week this spring in support of Pinkus Abortion Technician, which is available to preorder now through Ipecac Records.

Melvins Tour Dates

April 26 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
April 27 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
April 29 – Dallas, TX @ Tree’s
April 30 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
May 1 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
May 3 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
May 4 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
May 5 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
May 6 – Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theater
May 7 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
May 9 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
May 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
May 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
May 12 – Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom
May 13 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
May 14 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
May 16 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
May 18 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
May 19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
May 20 – Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
May 22 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
May 23 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone
May 24 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
May 25 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
May 26 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
May 27 – Norman, OK @ Opolis
May 29 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
May 30 – Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room
May 31 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
July 12 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
July 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
July 14 – Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s
July 16 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
July 17 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
July 19 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
July 20 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
July 21 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue Nightclub
July 24 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
July 25 – Calgary, AB @ Marquee Room
July 27 – Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
July 28 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
July 29 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
July 30 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
July 31 – Chicago, IL @ Park West
August 2 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
August 3 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
August 4 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
August 5 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue Theatre
August 6 – Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewing Company
August 7 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
August 8 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
August 10 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
August 11 – Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
August 13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
August 14 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse Saloon
August 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

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