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Buzz Osborne (Melvins) Announces Solo Album + Tour, Streams Single Featuring Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle)

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I’m convinced Buzz Osborne was born with a medical malformity that allows him to subsist without sleep. ‘Cause as if the constant release of new Melvins material, and touring in support of that material, somehow didn’t satiate King Buzzo’s creative desires, he has now announced that he’ll release his second solo album, Gift of Sacrifice, on on May 15 via Ipecac Recordings. All nine songs on the album include Mr. Bungle/ Tomahawk bassist Trevor Dunn, who will also join The Man With the Best Hair in Metal for a lengthy tour that will kick off the same week as Gift‘s release and run all the way through early July. Shit, I feel like I need a nap just thinking about a tour that long, and I’m eighteen years younger than Buzz.

ANYWAY, the first single from Gift, “Science in Modern America,” is pretty friggin’ great. It’s a mostly acoustic song that feels kinda like folk music if folk music was super dark and cynical instead of all Kumbaya-y. I’m way into it.

Listen to “Science in Modern America” at the bottom of this post, and pre-order Gift of Sacrifice here. Dates for the tour are below; tickets are on-sale this Friday, Feb. 28 at 10 am local time.

May 13 Palm Springs, CA The Alibi
May 14 Long Beach, CA Alex’s Bar
May 15 San Diego, CA Casbah
May 17 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
May 18 Phoenix, AZ The Rebel Lounge
May 19 Santa Fe, NM Meow Wolf
May 21 Tulsa, OK The Shrine
May 22 Norman, OK Opolis
May 23 Dallas, TX Three Links
May 24 Austin, TX Barracuda
May 25 Houston, TX Warehouse Live (Studio)
May 27 New Orleans, LA Santos
May 28 Birmingham, AL Zydeco
May 29 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
May 30 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theater
May 31 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
June 1 Richmond, VA Richmond Music Hall
June 3 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
June 4 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
June 5 New York, NY The Bowery Ballroom
June 6 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom
June 7 Allston, MA Great Scott
June 8 Albany, NY The Hollow
June 10 Toronto, ON Velvet Underground
June 11 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
June 12 Pittsburgh, PA Thunderbird Music Hall
June 13 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
June 15 Detroit, MI Third Man Records Cass Corridor
June 16 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
June 17 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups
June 18 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley
June 19 St. Louis, MO OldRock House
June 20 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
June 21 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
June 22 St. Paul, MN Turf Club
June 23 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
June 24 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
June 26 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
June 28 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
June 29 Boise, ID Neurolux
July 1 Seattle, WA Columbia City Theater
July 2 Vancouver, BC The Fox Cabaret
July 3 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
July 5 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
July 6 Los Angeles, CA The Echo

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