Hear Melvins Launch Double-Bass Punk Assault on New Song "Embrace the Rub" | Revolver

Hear Melvins Launch Double-Bass Punk Assault on New Song "Embrace the Rub"

Track from forthcoming 'Pinkus Abortion Technician' LP arrives alongside trippy visual featuring leopards, porcelain dolls, raccoon nuts

On April 20th, Melvins will release Pinkus Abortion Technician, their bass-centric album featuring on-again-off-again member Jeff Pinkus (also of Butthole Surfers) joining forces with guitarist/singer Buzz Osborne, drummer Dale Crover and bassist Steven McDonald.

After unleashing the record's explosive first single "Stop Moving to Florida" earlier this month, the sludge-metal mainstays have proffered up "Embrace the Rub," another bottom-heavy ripper set to appear on the forthcoming LP. The accompanying music video, which was directed by Mackie Osborne (the famed illustrator behind most of the Melvins' album art, and frontman Buzzo's wife) translates the song's whirlwind spontaneity into visual bedlam; it's less a music video than a quick drag across the cutting-room floor, where bowling alleys, baby dolls, windmills and swinging raccoon testicles come together in glorious disharmony. Don't say we didn't warn you!

"'Embrace the Rub' is a [Melvins bassist] Steven McDonald penned, punker tune throwback to his days as a young Hawthorne, California punk, hanging out with Black Flag," Crover says of the new song. "For some reason, I decided that this tune really needed a piano part."

Pre-order Pinkus Abortion Technician ahead of next month's arrival via Ipecac, and check out the itinerary for Melvin's spring 2018 tour.

Below, hit the green with Melvins (minus Pinkus) for a day of golfing, banter, and tomfoolery: