The Melvins Announce New Album ‘Freak Puke’
The Melvins will release a brand new studio album with the delightful title ‘Freak Puke’ on June 5 via Ipecac Recordings.
Nothing ever stays entirely in one place very long around the Melvins, and the constantly evolving underground hard rock geniuses have undergone a temporary lineup and name change for the recording of ‘Freak Puke.’
While their last three albums featured a two-drummer, four-piece roster augmented by Big Business members Jared Warren and Coady Willis, the new record finds the group in a more familiar three-piece setting.
Founding guitarist / singer Buzz Osbourne and his longtime drumming partner Dale Crover will be joined by bassist Trevor Dunn for this record, and the trio will operate under the name Melvins Lite.
It will be the four-piece version of the Melvins that embarks on their upcoming spring co-headlining tour with Unsane. The trek kicks off April 11 in San Jose, Calif. and runs through May 11 in Santa Anna, Calif. You can get all the tour dates here.
The Melvins Lite lineup is in addition to, not replacing, the four-piece version of the band. As usual over the years, if you’re looking for hard information on the group, the very last place on earth you should visit is the band’s admittedly awesome official website.