New Melvins EP, Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees, Available Today
NEW MELVINS EP, SCION A/V PRESENTS: THE BULLS & THE BEES, AVAILABLE TODAY VIA SCIONAV.COM
Scion A/V Sponsoring Spring U.S. Tour
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Mar. 13, Torrance, Calif. — Scion A/V has partnered with the Melvins for an EP titled Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees, a five-song collection that marks the band’s first original material since their 2010 album The Bride Screamed Murder. The release is available today as a free download via Scion A/V’s website (http://scionav.com/index#!collection/917/The-Melvins—The-Bulls–The-Bees).
A video for “The War on Wisdom,” which features a re-enacted, early incarnation of the Melvins debuts today on Brooklyn Vegan’s website (www.brooklynvegan.com).
The Melvins formed in 1983, kicking off what would be a seismic shift in heavy music and focusing the epicenter of modern music firmly on the Pacific Northwest for the next decade plus. The band blended punk, metal, hard rock to create a new subgenre that has been tagged with a variety of labels including sludge, grunge and doom and won a cult of fans that have yet to waiver some twenty-nine years into the band’s career. Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover have been the band’s constants (Crover joined in 1984) with Big Business’ Jared Warren and Coady Willis joining the band in 2006 for (A) Senile Animal.
“The Melvins have remained such a consistent presence in heavy music,” says Jeri Yoshizu, manager of sales promotions for Scion. “It’s an honor to have them create an original release for Scion A/V.”
Osborne described Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees as “amazing in its noisy calm intensity.” The physical release will be available at Scion Partners retail stores. For more information about the Scion Partner program and to find retail stores, visit www.scionav.com/partners.
Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees Track Listing:
1. The War on Wisdom
2. We Are Doomed
3. Friends Before Larry
4. A Really Long Wait
5. National Hamster
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The EP release will be followed by a 21-date U.S. trek that kicks off on Apr. 11 at The Blank Club in San Jose, Calif. and wraps up exactly a month later on May 11 at The Galaxy Concert Theatre in Santa Ana, Calif. Dates are:
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
About Scion A/V:
Scion A/V is a creative enterprise of Scion devoted to the discovery, nurture, funding and distribution of compelling music and arts programming. Scion A/V has created and championed projects for over 100 underground musical artists, supported tours and special events, created film documentaries, curated art installations, and produces a collection of ‘zines. Additionally, Scion A/V executes the annual Scion Music (less) Conference and operates 17 broadband radio stations via Scion Radio 17. For more information, visit www.scionav.com.
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