Freak Puke is the name of the next Melvins album and Amazon today published a bunch of 30 second samples for you to enjoy. Also, here’s the tracklisting:
Mr. Rip Off
Inner Ear Rupture
Baby, Won’t You Wierd Me Our
Worm Farm Waltz
A Growing Disgust
Leon vs. the Revolution
Let Me Roll It
Tommy Goes Beserk
The samples published sound pretty good to me. Some tracks sound like pretty traditional Melvins, while others strongly emphasize the upright bass being employed by Trevor Dunn on the album. Looking forward to hearing the full album when it’s released June 5th.
Doesn’t seem like all that long ago that Danny hit the big five-oh, but it was indeed one year ago. No word on what celebrations Danny may be undertaking this year, hopefully it will involve writing something while having a few beers under his belt!
While we can’t celebrate with Danny in the Loft, we can celebrate in our own special way. And that way will be via a new marketing campaign on the Mandala website, in which there is a video of Danny (and some other people I have no idea what they do) talk about why he uses this amazing drums.
Ipecac Recordings have released a new teaser for the upcoming Tomahawk album, which appears to be called Oddfellows. The album, like every other one released these days will have Trevor Dunn playing bass and is set for a release in the fall of 2012. That would be the northern hemisphere fall for those who didn’t already work that out.
I woke up this morning to find that the first track from the forthcoming Melvins album Freak Puke streaming on the Spin website. It’s called Leon vs. The Revolution and sounds pretty good to me. This album features Trevor Dunn playing upright bass on all of that tracks rather than their typical 4-piece combo.
In other Melvins & Spin news, King Buzzo got named in their top 100 guitarists list. The list also featured Skrillex and doesn’t mention Adam (or a number of other prominent guitar “dinosaurs”), so make of it what you will…
Blair has released the lastest Tool newsletter this morning, and it is part one of a series of newsletters outlining the history of Tool’s Loft. I haven’t had a chance to read yet, but I imagine it’s a good one for all you Tool nerds.
The Arizona Stronghold wines have arrived early and will be released this weekend online through Wine Experience. We could only get 20 cases (240 bottles) of Arizona Stronghold Nachise 2010 to Australia. Also available in very limited quantities will be the Arizona Stronghold Tazi White 2010 & Dayden Rose 2010, This is the first time Arizona Wines have ever left North America and the only time the 2010 vintage will be available of any Arziona Stronghold Wines. I doubt we will see anymore Nachise for a long time as their 2011 vintage was descimated by frost and weather and only very small quantities were produced.
These wines should go on sale via the Wine Experience site on either Friday or Saturday. The price should be approximately $55 for the Nachise, $40 for the Tazi and $30 for the Dayden Rose, and I expect postage is extra on top of that.
There will be no reservation system this time around, it will be first in best dressed on their website, however those who signed up to reserve the Chuapacabra will get prior warning via email, so keep an eye on your inbox if you’re keen.
Anyone tried these wines before? If so let us know by commenting below.
As well all undoubtedly know, it’s Maynard’s birthday on the 17th of April, so here’s an obligatory “Happy Birthday” message for him. I’m sure many wines will be consumed!
Not sure how to celebrate? Come and join the first ever Fourtheye Synchtube session, where I’ll be a playing a bunch of songs, include a few of my Maynard performances. The room lets you chat while watching a bunch of Youtube videos together, and is a cool way to pass a couple of hours. Session starts at about 6:00PM Pacific time (11:00AM Australian Eastern Time). See you there!