Melvins Release New Song + Video, “Embrace the Rub”
The new Melvins song, “Embrace the Rub,” was written by Steven McDonald (Redd Kross, OFF!) — one of two bassists who appears on the band’s new album, Pinkus Abortion Technician, along with Jeff Pinkus — and Dale Crover calls the track a “punker tune throwback to [McDonald’s] days as a young Hawthorne, CA punk hanging out with Black Flag.” If you’re not already sold on the idea of the Melvins channeling Black Flag, I don’t know what else I could say to sway you. I mean. It’s all right there.
Pinkus Abortion Technician is out April 20 via Ipecac. The group goes on tour that same month. We’re giving away tickets to every show on the tour! Dates, details, and entry form here.