Melvins Lite, the incarnation of the Melvins with former Mr Bungle (and current Fantômas/Tomahawk) bassist Trevor Dunn, minus the Big Business duo of Coady Willis and Jared Warren, have streamed ‘Leon Vs. the Revolution’, the first track from their forthcoming album ‘Freak Puke’, due for release June 5th. The record will feature Dunn playing stand-up bass, with no electric bass featuring on the entirety of the album.
In an interview with Spin Magazine, guitarist/ vocalist and big hair enthusiast King Buzzo had this to say about working on the new record, “We basically reinvented ourselves with a stand-up bass in less than a week… Just for this session, I think we recorded more than 50 songs. With Trevor we recorded enough for two albums and more. All of that will see the light of day eventually.” Before adding, “There is no electric bass on that record whatsoever. As a matter of fact, there’s not even a bass amp on that record. It’s all miked bass. Not even a pick up out of a bass into an amp or anything. It’s straight acoustic. I think it’s an animal unlike anything we’ve ever done.”