Joel emailed me to let me know that the live performance by The Melvins recorded at Amoeba Records in Hollywood is now up on their site. It includes a pretty good interview with the four of them (it’s the lineup featuring Big Business) and several live tracks, and in what seem to be reasonably high definition. Enjoy!
As you know I’ve been working on redesigning Fourtheye. Well, it’s been tough working on the new design on the current site, because there are various plugins, features and widgets I want to add and remove to the new one. As a result modifying the current Fourtheye page without breaking the existing themes can be a little tricky.
So, to cope with this, I’ve created a Fourtheye Beta site. This site contains the theme I am currently working and a couple of plugins I’m starting to use, such as the excellent Lightbox plugin (click on a picture to see what I mean). This site works on a parrallel database to Fourtheye, and while I’ll be porting posts from the current one to the beta site, I will not be carrying across comments and such. If you have a comment to make, unless is specifically for the Beta site, then make it at the main Fourtheye page.
Hopefully, once the redesign is completed over the coming weeks, you’ll see the new beta version take over from the existing one. and hopefully I couple of other exciting features I’m thinking about implementing.
Comments on the look and the feel of the new theme are more than welcome, however bear in mind the layout and colouring of the site are very much still up in the air. Suggestions here are always appreciated.
Finally, there seems to be some kind of slowdown with Fourtheye under Fx3. I’m not sure what the problem is, but I believe it’s related to the most recent theme (the bright orange/red one that people like complaining about). Switch to one of the older themes and I think you’ll find this a lot less noticable.
It’s been so long now since Nude With Boots, the new Melvins album, was leaked onto the net, it’s hard to believe it still is yet to be released! Anyway, according to a recent post on Ipecac you can pre-order the album from Newbury Comics and will recieve a limited Autographed CD booklet.
There’s also an updated list of US Melvins/Big Business dates on Ipecac, so you should check them out too!
It’s a long list, and apparently not complete, so rather than typing it all out here, I’ll just give you a link to the Calendar page in Ipecac. According to the post I read, The Melvins will also be hitting Europe later this year. Hopefully Australia is also on the agenda this time.
All Tomorrow’s Parties takes great pleasure in announcing that the next
curators for the Nightmare Before Christmas this December 2008 will be
Mike Patton and Melvins. Both are hugely influential, innovative and
vital productive forces, and we’re very very pleased to be able to
present performances from both as well as a fantastic bill of artists
picked by them. The event will take place December 5, 6 and 7 at
Butlins Holiday Camp in Minehead.
The line up so far looks like this:
Curated by Melvins
Curated by Mike Patton
Fantômas perform The Director’s Cut
Pretty awesome lineup I reckon. The Fantômas set should be pretty cool.
Big Business have called a press release to announce their new album Battlefields Forever which will be released on Halloween for your listening pleasure.
Sounds like they won’t be touring for a while though, as singer/bassplayer Jared is expecting a baby shortly, so no tours until Spring. This would also include the Melvins, so I’m not sure what version of them we’ll see here in December but I’m expecting it’ll be the 4-piece from their last tour with Butthole Surfer Jess Pinkus on bass.
For those with short memories, Big Business supported Tool during their 2007 tour.
According to an article on Limewire, the forthcoming Melvins tour will include dates with Isis, and for those shows without Isis, the Melvins will play two sets. Not sure which one I’d be more interested in to be honest:
The Melvins may have just recently had their 25th band birthday, but they’re showing no signs of slowing down. They’ll be supporting The Bride Screamed Murderall over the country in June and July, sharing bills with alt-metallists ISIS and Totimoshi, including an appearance at Bonnaroo, so there are plenty of chances for you to get Melvined this summer.
June 1 San Diego, CA Casbah
June 2 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
June 3 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad
June 5 Austin, TX Emo’s
June 7 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
June 8 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
June 9 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
June 10 Birmingham, AL Bottle Tree
June 12 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Festival **
June 14 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club *
June 16 Washington, DC 9:30 Club *
June 17 Philadelphia, PA TLA *
June 18 New York, NY Webster Hall *
June 19 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg *
June 20 Boston, MA Paradise *
June 21 Boston, MA Paradise *
June 23 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
June 24 Detroit, MI Small’s
June 25 Chicago, IL Double Door
June 26 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
June 27 Des Moines, IA House of Bricks
June 29 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
July 2 Calgary, AB Sled Island Festival +
July 3 Calgary, AB Sled Island Festival +
July 5 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
July 6 Seattle, WA Showbox at The Market
July 7 Eugene, OR John Henry’s
July 9 San Jose, CA Blank Club
All dates feature Melvins (2 sets) w/Totimoshi except:
* = Melvins/ISIS/Totimoshi
** = Melvins/ISIS
+ = Melvins
The cover for the new album The Bride Screamed Murder has also been revealed:
Before you ask apparently it’s not a joke.
The Melvins, Big Business and Porn hit the road for a European tour, kicking off on the 24th of November in Madrid, Spain. In case you missed it, dates for the tour are:
- November 24, 2009 Madrid, Spain – Caracol w/ Big Business, Porn
- November 25, 2009 Barcelona, Spain – Apolo2 w/ Big Business, Porn
- November 27, 2009 Conegliano, Italy – Zion Rock Club w/ Big Business, Porn
- November 29, 2009 Athens, Greece – Rodeo w/ Big Business, Porn
- November 30, 2009 Athens, Greece – Rodeo w/ Big Business, Porn
- December 1, 2009 Bologna, Italy – Estragon w/ Big Business, Porn
- December 2, 2009 Segrate, Milan, Italy – Circolo Magnolia w/ Big Business, Porn
- December 3, 2009 Geneva, Switzerland – L’Usine w/ Big Business, Porn
- December 4, 2009 Munich, Germany – Feierwerk / Hansa 39 w/ Big Business, Porn
- December 5, 2009 Schorndorf, Germany – Manufaktur w/ Big Business, Porn
- December 6, 2009 Berlin, Germany – Maria am Ufer w/ Big Business, Porn
- December 7, 2009 Paris, France – Glazart w/ Big Business, Porn
- December 8, 2009 London, United Kingdom – Garage w/ Witch, Big Business, Porn
- December 9, 2009 Luxembourg, Belgium – Kulturfabrik w/ Big Business, Porn
- December 10, 2009 Kortrijk, Belgium – De Kreun w/ Big Business, Porn
- December 11, 2009 Den Haag, Netherlands – Paard van Troje – State X New Forms Festival
- December 12, 2009 – Minehead, United Kingdom – Butlins Holiday Resort – TEN YEARS OF ATP
The guys from Big Business have also been involved in a new musical project called White Shit. More information can be found here for those interested (hint: it sounds just like Big Business)
The Melvins are doing a few shows in Europe late this year with Big Business and Porn. Check them out if they’re in your neck of the woods:
November 24, 2009 Madrid, Spain – Penélope w/ Big Business, Porn
November 25, 2009 Barcelona, Spain – La w/ Big Business, Porn
November 27, 2009 Conegliano, Italy – Zion Rock Club w/ Big Business, Porn
November 29, 2009 Athens, Greece – Unknown Palace w/ Big Business, Porn
December 1, 2009 Bologna, Italy – Estragon w/ Big Business, Porn
December 2, 2009 Segrate, Milan, Italy – Circolo Magnolia w/ Big Business, Porn
December 4, 2009 Munich, Germany – Feierwerk / Hansa 39 w/ Big Business, Porn
December 5, 2009 Schorndorf, Germany – Manufaktur w/ Big Business, Porn
December 6, 2009 Berlin, Germany – Maria am Ostbahnhof w/ Big Business, Porn
December 8, 2009 London, United Kingdom – Garage w/ Witch, Big Business, Porn
December 10, 2009 Kortrijk, Belgium – De Kreun w/ Big Business, Porn
December 11, 2009 – Minehead, United Kingdom – Butlins Holiday Resort – TEN YEARS OF ATP
In other Melvins stuff, King Buzzo has list of his favourite 10 albums, and why he likes them on theskinny.co.uk.
Finally, the remix version of Lustmord’s [O T H E R] album has been released. Titled [O T H E R D U B] it features Adam Jones both on album playing guitar, and his art work graces the cover. The album can be purchased here.
Technical Note: Mentioning “Porn” in a comment will see you getting sent to my spam/moderation list. I’ll approve them as they come in, but don’t get all flustered if your comment doesn’t appear straight away.
Ipecac Recordings (which celebrates it’s birthday today and have a newly updated website) has released a list of tour dates for Isis, all in North American apart from one in Japan:
|Apr. 19, 2009||Tokyo, Japan||TBA|
|May 15, 2009||San Diego, CA||Casbah|
|May 16, 2009||Tempe, AZ||The Clubhouse|
|May 17, 2009||Albuquerque, NM||Launchpad|
|May 19, 2009||Austin, TX||Emo’s|
|May 20, 2009||Dallas, TX||Granada Theatre|
|May 21, 2009||Houston, TX||Meridian – Red Room|
|May 22, 2009||Baton Rouge, LA||Spanish Moon|
|May 23, 2009||Birmingham, AL||Bottle Tree|
|May 25, 2009||Orlando, FL||The Social|
|May 26, 2009||Gainesville, FL||Common Grounds|
|May 27, 2009||Jacksonville, FL||Jack Rabbit’s|
|May 28, 2009||Atlanta, GA||The Earl|
|May 29, 2009||Carrboro, NC||Cat’s Cradle|
|May 30, 2009||Washington, DC||Black Cat|
|May 31, 2009||Baltimore, MD||Sonar|
|June 2, 2009||New York, NY||The Filmore at Irving Plaza|
|June 3, 2009||Philadelphia, PA||TLA|
|June 4, 2009||Northampton, MA||Pearl Street|
|June 5, 2009||Boston, MA||Paradise|
|June 6, 2009||Montreal, QC||The National|
|June 7, 2009||Toronto, ON||Phoenix Theatre|
|June 9, 2009||Cleveland, OH||Grog Shop|
|June 10, 2009||Cincinnati, OH||20th Century Theatre|
|June 11, 2009||Detroit, MI||Small’s|
|June 12, 2009||Chicago, IL||The Bottom Lounge|
|June 15, 2009||Denver, CO||Bluebird Theater|
|June 16, 2009||Salt Lake City, UT||Club Sound|
|June 18, 2009||Portland, OR||Hawthorne Theater|
|June 19, 2009||Vancouver, BC||Commodore Ballroom|
|June 20, 2009||Seattle, WA||Neumo’s|
|June 22, 2009||San Jose, CA||The Blank Club|
|June 23, 2009||San Francisco, CA||Great American Music Hall|
|June 24, 2009||Los Angeles, CA||Henry Fonda Theatre|
Big Business have a new website promoting their album Mind The Drift, which allows you to preview the album, and also listen to some very humerous “commentry” for each track. Check it out!