The Melvins have unveiled the third in their series of livestreaming events, with the May 1st offering dubbed “Melvins TV, Volume 3: May Day! May Day! May Day!”
In true Melvins fashion, the Melvins (acoustic) will open for the Melvins. Tickets and exclusive merchandise, including a limited-edition t-shirt designed by Skinner, are available now https://melvins.veeps.com.
“Melvins TV #1 and #2 were a blast,” says Buzz Osborne. “So you can expect more blasting with #3. Remember to inhale deep.”
The band previously ushered in both New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day with the initial two volumes of Melvins TV. The hour-long, livestream events have made news for their unique interpretation of the at-home concert experience, marrying performance with candid interviews that see the band members candidly discuss their
influential, 38-year career. A combination of “psychedelic visuals, growling sludge and some very extended banter” (Mxdwn), the events have the hallmark of “the old days of the VHS… and getting some bootleg copy of one of your favorite bands’ tapes…” (Ghost Cult).
The band recently released Working With God (Ipecac Recordings), an album that features the 1983 iteration of the Melvins: Osborne, Crover, and original drummer Mike Dillard. The 13-song release is exactly “the kind of noise-sludge-punk amalgamation you’d expect from the early Melvins lineup” (Consequence of Sound). Tracks
include “I Fuck Around”, a re-imagined cover of The Beach Boys “I Get Around,” the “total crusher” (Loudwire) “Caddy Daddy”, and the “chunky” (Metal Injection) “Great Good Place”.