Hear the First Taste of Melvins Lite's 'Freak Puke': 'Leon Vs. The Revolution'

The album, co-starring nimble upright bassist Trevor Dunn, is due June 5

Buzz Osborne / Photo by Mackie Osborne
Buzz Osborne / Photo by Mackie Osborne

As we explored in our long and probing Q&A with the Melvins' sludgemaster general King Buzzo, Melvins Lite is a unique detour for the long-running band, paring down their double-drummer cockfight into a quieter, mellower, moodier rumble-tumble. Teaming with bassist Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, various Zorny freak-jazz massacres), one of the loudest bands on earth has perfectly siphoned their gloomy energy into evil cocktail jazz, Ponty-styled combat skronk and the world's weirdest Wings cover. SPIN is proud to give you the first taste, "Leon Vs. the Revolution," a 2:49 house-party blast that echoes the lean rock of their Atlantic years. Fight! Fight! Fight!

:audio=1:

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Wallwork & RZR — Mad Techno Invasion " 03:35
  • 2 Wertheimer — Future - Move that Dope (Remix) " 04:30
  • 3 Slaptop — Sunrise " 03:35
  • 4 Cassie Ramone — Hangin On " 02:54
  • 5 Rome Fortune — Lights Low (prod. by Four Tet) " 03:29
  • 6 The Green Seed — Gotchoo " 04:13
  • 7 Tweedy — Wait For Love " 03:07

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA