I, like many of you following the ever-prolific and constancy of the Melvins, have been hearing of this Buzz Osbourne acoustic work. I hadn't posted anything because I wanted to hear something before fashioning any opinion. So, Rolling Stone posted this "Dark Brown Teeth" track, which is characteristically aggro. He maintains a good level of energy, managing to tone it down without betraying his Buzz-ness. It's pretty cool.
The album is called This Machine Kills Artists and it's out on Ipecac. It's out June 3rd. All info comes courtesy of Speakeasy PR & Marketing.
|Photo credit: Mackie Osborne|
THE MELVINS' BUZZ OSBORNE RELEASES FULL-LENGTH SOLO DEBUT, THIS MACHINE KILLS ARTISTS, JUNE 3 VIA IPECAC RECORDINGS
Los Angeles, March 18, 2014 - Buzz Osborne, the legendary grunge progenitor who has helmed the Melvins for thirty plus years, releases his debut solo full-length album, This Machine Kills Artists, on June 3 via Ipecac Recordings.
"I have no interest in sounding like a crappy version of James Taylor or a half-assed version of Woody Guthrie," said the grunge progenitor of the 17-song offering, continuing, "which is what happens when almost every rock and roller straps on an acoustic guitar. No thanks... This Machine Kills Artists is a different kind of animal."
Rolling Stone gave listeners early access to music from Osborne's acoustic release, premiering the song "Dark Brown Teeth": http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-melvins-king-buzzo-go-acoustic-for-new-10-inch-album-tour-20140214. The magazine described the song as "doomy, ill-angled" and with the "Beefheartian edge his band is renown for."
Osborne is currently touring for the first time as a solo artist, wrapping up a three-week trek that included a SXSW interview session with The Stooges' James Williamson. Remaining dates are: March 20 at Zanzabar in Louisville, March 21 at Radio Radio in Indianapolis, March 22 at Beat Kitchen in Chicago and March 23 at the High Noon Saloon in Madison. An extensive North American tour kicking off in June will be announced shortly.
This Machine Kills Artists track listing:
Dark Brown Teeth
Laid Back Walking
Vaulting Over A Microphone
The Vulgar Joke
Everything's Easy For You
The Ripping Driving
How I Became Offensive
Instrument of God
The Spoiled Brat
Good and Hostile
The Blithering Idiot
Useless King of the Punks
The Hesitation Twist
Letters From A Tapehead