The Melvins Premiere “Brass Cupcake” via Rolling Stone

  The Melvins share “Brass Cupcake,” a new song from their upcoming album, Hold It In (Oct. 14, Ipecac Recordings), via Rolling Stone (


Joining Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover for the 12-song album are Butthole Surfers’ guitar player Paul Leary and bass player JD Pinkus.  Hold It In was recorded in both Los Angeles and Austin earlier this year.


“Brass Cupcake is possibly my favorite track on Hold It In! We wrote this song with Pinkus and Paul in mind, once we knew this project was a go,” explained Dale Crover. “It’s our version of what we think pop music should sound like. Get ready to freak out!


Digital pre-orders for Hold It In are available now via iTunes with the album lead-off, “Bride of Crankenstein,” offered as an immediate download upon order:


The Melvins kick off a round of U.S. tour dates on Oct. 15 in Sacramento at Assembly, with label mates Le Butcherettes opening on all non-festival dates. Osborne, Crover and Pinkus will be the touring line-up for this run of dates.


Tour dates:

October 15     Sacramento, CA     Assembly

October 17     Bellingham, WA     Wild Buffalo House of Music

October 18     Seattle, WA     The Showbox

October 19     Portland, OR     Roseland Theater

October 21     San Francisco, CA     Great American Music Hall

October 22     San Luis Obispo, CA     SLO Brewing

October 23     Los Angeles, CA     The Troubadour

October 24     San Diego, CA     The Casbah

October 25     Phoenix, AZ     The Crescent Ballroom

October 26     Albuquerque, NM     The Launchpad

October 28     Dallas, TX     Trees

October 29     Austin, TX     Mohawk

October 30     Houston, TX     Warehouse Live – Studio

October 31     New Orleans, LA     Voodoo Fest

November 1     Pensacola, FL     Vinyl Music Hall

November 2     Gainesville, FL     The Wooly

November 3     Jacksonville, FL     Jack Rabbit’s

November 4     Orlando, FL     The Social

November 5     Ft. Lauderdale, FL     The Culture Room

November 6     Tampa, FL     Orpheum Theater

November 8     Atlanta, GA     The Loft at Center Stage

November 9     Birmingham, AL     Zydeco

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