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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27, 2012 — The Melvins unveil the latest twist in their 29-year history with Melvins Lite, an additional incarnation of the band that finds founders Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover partnering with Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk) for a 10-song released titled Freak Puke (June 5, Ipecac Recordings).
“The Melvins have a long history of mixing up our line-ups and I think that’s what has kept us relevant for so long,” explains Osborne. “Consider the Freak Puke record the fifth side of the four-sided Melvins’ triangle.”
Dunn is known as one of rock and jazz’s top bass players, performing on both a traditional and upright bass in a wide range of bands and as a freelance musician.  He is currently recording the new Tomahawk album, is a member of Fantômas and was the bassist for Mr. Bungle.
The Melvins will be taping an episode of Last Call with Carson Daly at their Apr. 13 show in Los Angeles.  Osborne will join Greg Gutfeld for another chat on June 28 on Fox News’ Red Eye.
Freak Puke was recorded by Toshi Kasai and the Melvins in Los Angeles.
Freak Puke track listing:
1.  Mr. Rip Off
2.  Inner Ear Rupture
3.  Baby, Won’t You Weird Me Out
4.  Worm Farm Walt
5.  A Growing Disgust
6.  Leon vs. The Revolution
7.  Holy Barbarians
8.  Freak Puke
9.  Let Me Roll It
10.  Tommy Goes Berserk
As previously announced the Melvins (as their “traditional,” four piece line-up with Crover, Osborne and Big Businesses’ Jared Warren and Coady Willis) will be touring the U.S. this Spring in support of the free EP release: Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees, available Mar. 13 at   Dates are listed below.  A Melvins Lite tour is forthcoming.
Melvins (quartet) tour dates:
April    11        San Jose, CA              The Blank Club
April    12        San Francisco, CA      Great American Music Hall
April    13        Los Angeles, CA        The Troubadour
April    14        San Diego, CA            The Casbah
April    17        El Paso, TX                 House of Rock
April    19        Austin, TX                  Mohawk
April    20        Houston, TX               Warehouse Live
April    21        New Orleans, LA        One Eyed Jack’s
April    23        Orlando, FL                 The Social
April    24        Gainesville, FL            Double Down Live
April    25        Atlanta, GA                 The Loft at Center Stage
April    26        Charlotte, NC              Amos Southend
April    28        West Chester, PA        The Note
April    29        New York, NY           Webster Hall
May    1          Milwaukee, WI            Turner Hall Ballroom
May    2          DeKalb, IL                    Otto’s Nightclub
May    3          St. Louis, MO              The Firebird
May    4          Nashville, TN               Exit Inn
May    7          Dallas, TX                    Trees
May    9          Santa Fe, NM              Santa Fe Brewing Company
May    11        Santa Ana, CA              Galaxy Concert Theatre


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