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 North American tour is in the works for this Summer with dates to be announced soon.
A Walk With Love and Death track list:
Queen Powder Party
Street Level St. Paul
The Hidden Joice
Give It To Me
Eat Yourself Out
Halfway to the Bakersfield Mall
The Asshole Bastard
Sober-delic (acid only)
What’s Wrong With You
Edgar the Elephant
A Walk With Love and Death pre-orders will launch soon, with the collection available as a double-CD, on vinyl and digitally.