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Melvins Live at Amoeba Records

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!

Fourtheye Beta Site

Hi Everyone,

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.

Cheers,
Hellboy

Nude With Boots Pre-Order

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!

Melvins/Big Business Tour

The Melvins are on the road again later this year following the release of their new album Nude With Boots. As well as the two shows will Jello Biafra mentioned recently, the guys start an extensive tour of the US with Big Business, beginning on the 16th of July.

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.

More details on the Nightmare Before Christmas

Usquan from Toolarmy has posted these further details on the upcoming Nightmare Before Christmas festival, curated by Mike Patton & The Melvins. As expected, Ipecac bands feature quite heavily:

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

Melvins
Isis
Neil Hamburger
Dälek
Big Business

Curated by Mike Patton

Fantômas perform The Director’s Cut
The Locust
Zu

Pretty awesome lineup I reckon. The Fantômas set should be pretty cool.

Big Business to release Battlefields Forever

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.

Melvins Tour Details, Album Art

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.

Melvins/Big Business Europe Tour

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)

Melvins European Tour, King Buzzo’s Top 10, Lustmord [O T H E R D U B]

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[2] 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.

Isis Tour, Big Business Mind the Drift

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!

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