Melvins Lite prepare ‘Freak Puke'; touring (dates)
The Melvins with Trevor Dunn at Webster Hall in 2009 (more by Ryan Muir)
The Melvins Lite is not intended as a slander on the combined weight of the current lineup but knowing the deviant sense of humor of the crew, I guess it could be. The "Lite" version sheds the Big Business side of the band (Jared and Coady) in favor of bassist Trevor Dunn, and its this version that will welcome their new LP Freak Puke tomorrow via Ipecac. Stream it in full at AOL. Buzzo commented on the lineup difference:
"The Melvins have a long history of mixing up our line-ups and I think that's what has kept us relevant for so long. Consider the Freak Puke record the fifth side of the four-sided Melvins triangle."
Melvins Lite will also have a tour coming up with shows in Canada and the West Coast in July, as well as what looks like a second leg of dates in September and October. That second leg hasn't been fully revealed yet, but a few shows have been announced including a NYC show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 4th. Tickets for that show go sale on Friday (6/8) at noon.
In addition to Freak Puke and the previously mentioned The Bulls & The Bees, the band recently released a split seven-inch picture disc with the great Hammerhead.
Check out a video of The Melvins (NOT lite) on Carson Daly below, along with a list of all tour dates...
THE MELVINS, RETOX - 2012 TOUR DATES
July 1 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
July 3 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
July 4 Ottawa, ON Cisco Ottaway Bluesfest*
July 5 Toronto, ON Opera House
July 6 London, ON Call the Office
July 7 Hamilton, ON Club Absinthe
July 9 Winnipeg, MB West End Cultural Center
July 10 Regina, SK The Exchange
July 11 Saskatoon, SK Louis' Pub
July 12 Calgary, AB Republik
July 13 Edmonton, AB Starlite Room
July 15 Vancouver, BC Venue
July 17 Bellingham, WA Wild Buffalo House of Music
July 18 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
July 20 San Francisco, CA Slim's*
Sept 08 Boise, ID Neurolux Lounge
Oct 04 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
* no Retox