News for Mike And The Melvins

NEWS : FRI, MAR 25, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Hear Mike and the Melvins ‘Three Men and a Baby’ in its entirety at Rolling Stone.com (3/25 - 4/1)

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You can now listen to Mike and The Melvins Three Men and a Baby, the long-awaited collaboration album featuring Mike Kunka (godheadSilo, Enemymine) and the Melvins, in it’s entirety at RollingStone.com.
 
Rolling Stone calls Three Men and a Baby “a twisted 12-track noise-pop monster (see album stream premiere March 25th-April 1st).”
 
Three Men and a Baby will be available on CD/LP/DL/CASS on April 1, 2016 worldwide through Sub Pop. The 12-song album features the highlights “Chicken ‘n’ Dump” and “Limited Teeth.” Most of Three Men and a Baby was recorded in 1999 at Louder Studios by Tim Green (The Fucking Champs), and it was finished in 2015 at Sound of Sirens by Toshi Kasai.
 

Three Men and a Baby is now available for preorder through the Sub Pop Mega MartGoogle Play, iTunesAmazon, and Bandcamp. There’s also a T-shirt available with all album bundles.



About Mike and the Melvins:
Three Men and a Baby is the new album by Mike and the Melvins. It was supposed to come out sixteen years ago.

These are the facts we can be sure of: in 1998, around the time his band godheadSilo went on hiatus, bassist/vocalist Mike Kunka busied himself by tagging along on a tour with his friends the Melvins. Somewhere along the way, Mike and the Melvins – King Buzzo (guitar/bass/vocals), Dale Crover (drums/vocals), and Kevin Rutmanis (bass/vocals), at the time – decided to make a record together, and gave the project the imaginative moniker Mike and the Melvins. Sub Pop, ever on the hunt for music’s Next Big Thing, enthusiastically agreed to fund and release the super-group’s debut, and recording commenced sometime in 1999.

It’s at this point that things get hazy. Apparently, one or more of the following happened:

  • Some “junior-high level bullshit.”
  •  A house was built, a barn was raised, children were born.
  • Typical record-label skullduggery.
  • A scorching case of whooping cough.
  • Surgery. Lots of surgery.
  • Shocking and poorly-timed gear theft.
  • Some other stuff, probably, or maybe not.

Whatever the reasons, the incomplete recording languished on a shelf from 1999 until 2015, when, much to everyone’s surprise, the involved parties reconvened, finished the damn thing, and delivered it post-haste to Sub Pop International Headquarters, where it was promptly scheduled for the coveted April 1st, 2016 release date. What a story, right?

So, about the record: It’s real good! Mike’s signature bass crunch and vocals are all over it, and the Melvins are in fine form. It has everything from hefty noise-rock churn to a Public Image Ltd. song to cough-syrup blues to deconstructed black metal. Neither Melvins nor godheadSilo fans will be disappointed, nor will detractors of either; to paraphrase Mike, if you don’t like it, it probably wasn’t meant for you (read more at Sub Pop)


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, FEB 25, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Listen: Mike and the Melvins Share “Limited Teeth” via Dangerous Minds

Mike and The Melvins have shared “Limited Teeth,” a new track from Three Men and a Baby, their long awaited, forthcoming album.

Dangerous Minds had this to say of the track: “Completely badass…If you’re in for this sort of thing (and since you’re still reading, I think it’s fair to assume that skillet-meets-face sludge rock is more or less your zone), the album was worth the wait (see premiere February 25th)”

Mike and The Melvins is a collaboration between Mike Kunka (godheadSilo, Enemymine) and the Melvins. 


The group will release Three Men and a Baby on CD/LP/DL/CASS on April 1, 2016 worldwide through Sub Pop. The 12-song album features the highlights “Chicken ‘n’ Dump” and “Limited Teeth.” Most of Three Men and a Baby was recorded in 1999 at Louder Studios by Tim Green (The Fucking Champs), and it was finished in 2015 at Sound of Sirens by Toshi Kasai.

Three Men and a Baby is now available for preorder through the Sub Pop Mega MartGoogle Play, iTunesAmazon, and Bandcamp. LP preorders through megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited Loser edition, housed in a custom dust sleeve and on white vinyl (while supplies last), AND there’s a new T-shirt available for your bundling pleasure.


About Mike and The Melvins:

Three Men and a Baby is the new album by Mike and the Melvins. It was supposed to come out sixteen years ago.

These are the facts we can be sure of: in 1998, around the time his band godheadSilo went on hiatus, bassist/vocalist Mike Kunka busied himself by tagging along on a tour with his friends the Melvins. Somewhere along the way, Mike and the Melvins – King Buzzo (guitar/bass/vocals), Dale Crover (drums/vocals), and Kevin Rutmanis (bass/vocals), at the time – decided to make a record together, and gave the project the imaginative moniker Mike and the Melvins. Sub Pop, ever on the hunt for music’s Next Big Thing, enthusiastically agreed to fund and release the super-group’s debut, and recording commenced sometime in 1999.

It’s at this point that things get hazy. Apparently, one or more of the following happened:

  • Some “junior-high level bullshit.”
  •  A house was built, a barn was raised, children were born.
  • Typical record-label skullduggery.
  • A scorching case of whooping cough.
  • Surgery. Lots of surgery.
  • Shocking and poorly-timed gear theft.
  • Some other stuff, probably, or maybe not.

Whatever the reasons, the incomplete recording languished on a shelf from 1999 until 2015, when, much to everyone’s surprise, the involved parties reconvened, finished the damn thing, and delivered it post-haste to Sub Pop International Headquarters, where it was promptly scheduled for the coveted April 1st, 2016 release date. What a story, right?

So, about the record: It’s real good! Mike’s signature bass crunch and vocals are all over it, and the Melvins are in fine form. It has everything from hefty noise-rock churn to a Public Image Ltd. song to cough-syrup blues to deconstructed black metal. Neither Melvins nor godheadSilo fans will be disappointed, nor will detractors of either; to paraphrase Mike, if you don’t like it, it probably wasn’t meant for you (read more at Sub Pop).


Three Men and a Baby

Tracklisting

1. Chicken ‘n’ Dump
2. Limited Teeth

3. Bummer Conversation
4. Annalisa
5. A Dead Pile of Worthless Junk
6. Read the Label (It’s Chili)
7. Dead Canaries
8. Pound the Giants
9. A Friend in Need is a Friend You Don’t Need
10. Lifestyle Hammer
11. Gravel
12. Art School Fight Song


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, JAN 26, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Mike and the Melvins Announce ‘Three Men and a Baby; Hear Lead Track “Chicken n Dump” (via Noisey)

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On April 1st, 2016, Sub Pop will release Three Men and a Baby, the long-awaited collaboration between Mike Kunka (godheadSilo, Enemymine) and the Melvins. The 12-song album features the highlights “Chicken ‘n’ Dump” and “Limited Teeth.”  You can hear “Chicken ‘n’ Dump” right now via YouTube or Soundcloud, so click on over and treat your earholes!
 
Noisey had this to say of ”Chicken ‘n’ Dump
“Delivers on the promise of the Kunka/Melvins pairing, fixing Mike’s hellacious, chugging low end to Buzz Osborne and the boys’ thick racket, banging out a riff as joyous and as it is punishing (see premiere January 26th).”

Three Men and a Baby is now available for preorder through the Sub Pop Mega MartGoogle PlayiTunesAmazon, and Bandcamp. LP preorders through megamart.subpop.com will receive the Loser edition, housed in a custom dust sleeve and on white vinyl (while supplies last). There’s also a rad new T-shirt.


Most of Three Men and a Baby was recorded in 1999 at Louder Studios by Tim Green (The Fucking Champs), and it was finished in 2015 at Sound of Sirens by Toshi Kasai.
 
About Mike and The Melvins:
Three Men and a Baby is the new album by Mike and the Melvins. It was supposed to come out sixteen years ago.
 
These are the facts we can be sure of: in 1998, around the time his band godheadSilo went on hiatus, bassist/vocalist Mike Kunka busied himself by tagging along on a tour with his friends the Melvins. Somewhere along the way, Mike and the Melvins – King Buzzo (guitar/bass/vocals), Dale Crover (drums/vocals), and Kevin Rutmanis (bass/vocals), at the time – decided to make a record together, and gave the project the imaginative moniker Mike and the Melvins. Sub Pop, ever on the hunt for music’s Next Big Thing, enthusiastically agreed to fund and release the super-group’s debut, and recording commenced sometime in 1999.
 
It’s at this point that things get hazy. Apparently, one or more of the following happened:
·         Some “junior-high level bullshit.”
·         A house was built, a barn was raised, children were born.
·         Typical record-label skullduggery.
·         A scorching case of whooping cough.
·         Surgery. Lots of surgery.
·         Shocking and poorly-timed gear theft.
·         Some other stuff, probably, or maybe not.

Whatever the reasons, the incomplete recording languished on a shelf from 1999 until 2015, when, much to everyone’s surprise, the involved parties reconvened, finished the damn thing, and delivered it post-haste to Sub Pop International Headquarters, where it was promptly scheduled for the coveted April 1st, 2016 release date. What a story, right?

So, about the record: It’s real good! Mike’s signature bass crunch and vocals are all over it, and the Melvins are in fine form. It has everything from hefty noise-rock churn to a Public Image Ltd. song to cough-syrup blues to deconstructed black metal. Neither Melvins nor godheadSilo fans will be disappointed, nor will detractors of either; to paraphrase Mike, if you don’t like it, it probably wasn’t meant for you (read more at Sub Pop).


Posted by Rachel White