THE MELVINS RETURN WITH THEIR FIRST EVER DOUBLE ALBUM, A WALK WITH LOVE AND DEATH
LOVE SERVES AS SCORE TO MELVINS-PRODUCED, JESSE NIEMINEN DIRECTED SHORT FILM
RELEASE DATE: JULY 7 (IPECAC RECORDINGS)
The Melvins return with a double album, A Walk With Love and Death, on July 7 via Ipecac Recordings.
The dual albums find the trio of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Steve McDonald showcasing two distinct sides to the band’s music: Death, a proper Melvins’ release and Love, the score to the Jesse Nieminen directed, self-produced short also titled A Walk With Love and Death. A release date for the short has not been announced yet but a trailer has been made available: https://youtu.be/NhWvlpf-uXg.
“This was a huge undertaking,” explained band ringleader Buzz Osborne. “All three things: the album, the soundtrack and the film are benchmarks for us.”
Drummer Dale Crover added, “A Walk With Love and Death is one giant, dark, moody, psychotic head trip! Not for the faint of heart. You’ll sleep with the lights on after listening.”
The albums, which include guests Joey Santiago (The Pixies), Teri Gender Bender (Le Butcherettes/Crystal Fairy) and Anna Waronker (That Dog), were self-produced with engineer Toshi Kosai.
A Walk With Love and Death track list:
1. Aim High
2. Queen Powder Party
3. Street Level St. Paul
4. The Hidden Joice
5. Give It To Me
6. Chicken Butt
7. Eat Yourself Out
9. Halfway to the Bakersfield Mall
10. Pacoima Normal
11. Park Head
13. Track Star
14. The Asshole Bastard
1. Black Heath
2. Sober-delic (acid only)
4. What’s Wrong With You
5. Edgar the Elephant
6. Christ Hammer
7. Flaming Creature
8. Cactus Party
9. Cardboro Negro
A Walk With Love and Death pre-orders will launch soon, with the collection available as a double-CD, on vinyl and digitally.