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Oh say can you see… the Melvins on tour (win tix), live LP out soon — download ‘Star Spangled Banner’ now (MP3 premiere)

DOWNLOAD: Melvins – “Star Spangled Banner” (live) (MP3)

Melvins at AmRep Anniversary in 2010 (more by Taylor Keahey)

As previously mentioned, Melvins are releasing the live album Sugar Daddy Live on May 31 via Ipecac Recordings. In honor of Memorial Day weekend, download the track “Star Spangled Banner” from the album above (the track makes its premiere in this post). The cover art and full track list is below.

Melvins are currently on a tour that hits the Mohawk in Austin tonight and tomorrow (5/27-28) and Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 6 and 7. They play the albums Lysol, Eggnog, and Houdini in their entirety the first night, and Bullhead and Stoner Witch the second. Both Brooklyn shows are sold out, but we’re giving away a pair of tickets to one of the dates (your choice). Contest details below.

Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover did a live Q&A with fans on Tuesday (5/24). The video is over an hour long, watch it on

Melvins and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion released a split 7″ with a cover of Leadbelly’s “Black Betty” by each band via AmRep. 800 copies were pressed, and are now sold out, but you can listen to the Melvins cover below.

Big Business, whose members are also in Melvins, play MHOW as part of a tour with Torche and Helms Alee on July 20. Tickets are still available. Updated dates are below.

All Melvins dates, contest details, “Black Betty” split and stuff, below…

“Black Betty” Split 7″
Black Betty

Melvins – “Black Betty”


1. Nude With Boots 3:59
2. Dog Island 5:55
3. Dies Iraea 3:19
4. Civilized Worm 5:39
5. The Kicking Machine 2:32
6. Eye Flys 9:13
7. Tipping The Lion 3:44
8. Rat Faced Granny 2:48
9. The Hawk 2:24
10. You’ve Never Been Right 2:46
11. A History Of Bad Men 5:39
12. Star Spangled Banner 1:47
13. Boris

Melvins 2011 Tour Dates
May 27 Austin, TX Mohawk
May 28 Austin, TX Mohawk
May 31 Chicago, IL Double Door
June 1 Chicago, IL Double Door
June 3 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
June 4 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
June 6 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
June 7 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
June 13 Grumpy’s Minneaopolis
June 14 Grumpy’s Minneaopolis

To win the Melvins tickets, e-mail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: MELVINS). Include your first and last name in the email, and what date you prefer. One winner will be randomly selected and awarded the tickets and contacted. Good luck! FYI, don’t worry, your name/email will not be used for any nefarious purposes.

Big Business — 2011 Tour Dates
7/07 Houston, TX @ Walter’s on Washington *
7/08 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon *
7/09 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Cafe *
7/11 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum *
7/12 Miami, FL @ Churchill’s *
7/13 Orlando, FL @ The Social *
7/14 Atlanta, GA @ EARL *
7/15 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club *
7/16 Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *
7/17 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar *
7/19 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
7/20 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
7/21 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs *
7/22 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place *
7/23 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop *
7/24 Newport, KY @ The Historic Southgate House *
7/25 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme *
7/26 Detriot, MI @ Magic Stick *
7/27 Indianapolis, IN @ The Hoosier Dome *
7/28 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge *
7/29 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club *
7/30 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room *
7/31 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *
8/02 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas *
8/03 Boise, ID @ Neurolux *
8/04 Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s *
8/05 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre &
8/06 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s &
8/07 West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour &
8/08 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah &
8/09 Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch &
8/10 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad &
8/12 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada &
8/13 San Antonio, TX @ Korova &
8/14 Austin, TX @ Red 7 &
8/16 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress &
8/20 Missoula, MT @ Total Fest
* = w/ Torche and Helms Alee
& = w/ Torche and Thrones

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