The Melvins Release New Album
(PR) Having just finished up their tour with Down (including a stop-over at All Tomorrow's Parties), grunge godfathers The Melvins released their punishing remix record Chicken Switch this week via Ipecac Recordings.
Unlike traditional remixes, Chicken Switch is a collection of re-named remixes (or perhaps it makes more sense to call them mash-ups?) that cull from entire Melvins' albums as the source material. The result is 15 new tracks that include so many bits and pieces of classic Melvins sludge that it's hard to tell the original songs from which they came, and this is not a bad thing.
And who better to create these noise masterpieces than some of the band's favorite noise masters? Remixers include Eye Yamatsuka (Boredoms), Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Matmos, Merzbow and many others who are well-suited for the challenge. Grab one of the album's slightly dancier tracks - here
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