King Buzzo Featuring Trevor Dunn
Feb. 25, 2020, LOS ANGELES – King Buzzo, the iconic Melvins’ singer and guitar player, returns
with his second solo album, Gift of Sacrifice, on May 15 via Ipecac Recordings. The nine-song
release finds Buzz Osborne joined by longtime friend and Mr. Bungle bass player Trevor Dunn.
The collection’s first single, “Science in Modern America” (http://smarturl.it/kingbuzzo) can be
heard now. Album pre-orders, available as the same link, include CD, black vinyl, a limited
edition hot pink variant available exclusively via the Ipecac webstore as well as a tour only,
opaque tangerine vinyl version.
“Gift of Sacrifice was a stone groove to record and it will be a f*cking blast to finally hit the
road with my buddy Trevor Dunn,” says Osborne. “Once we take the stage, I guarantee we’ll
kick the crap out of this album.” Dunn and Osborne have worked together several times in the
past, both as members of FantÃ´mas and with Dunn performing in the Melvins Lite iteration of
the long-running, legendary band.
Osborne released his solo debut, This Machine Kills Artists, in 2014. Consequence of Sound said
the album is “the negative bizarre Dylan Goes Electric,” adding “”Osborne’s jump across the
electric/acoustic tracks succeeds much the way Dylan’s did: by keeping the strengths while
adjusting the settings.” Pitchfork succinctly dubbed the collection “a refreshing breath of
unplugged f*ck-it-all folk.”
Gift of Sacrifice’s arrival will be met with an eight-week North American tour, seeing Osborne &
Dunn traversing the continent with a May 13 launch in Palm Springs, Calif.