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Dale Crover and Joyful Noise Recordings present a groundbreaking innovation in modern vinyl record/musical instrument hybridization with the limited edition release of “Thunder Pinky” (http://joyfulnoi.se/ThunderPinky) via splash cymbal.



The single, which comes from Crover’s recently released solo album, The Fickle Finger of Fate, is a playable, custom-designed and lathe cut 6.9” splash cymbal, hand-crafted by sub-amateur cymbalsmith Michael Dixon. The release, which is available now, is limited to 127 copies, each hand numbered and signed by Crover.


The Crover/Joyful Noise Recordings partnership had previously birthed the highly collectible, and quickly sold out, Skins release, a 12-sided record featuring six spindle holes and 12 pieces of music.


Crover has a busy remainder of the year, with North American Melvins’ tour dates stretching through early October followed by a double-header of the Melvins and Redd Kross (Crover plays drums in both bands) trekking overseas to both Europe and Australia. Dates are below.


Rolling Stone spoke with Crover about his first solo album (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/melvins-drummer-dale-crover-on-his-debut-solo-album-w485159), describing The Fickle Finger of Fate as a “no traps-bashing chops-feast, instead showcasing a melodic sensibility weaned on Sixties pop and Seventies arena rock, with no shortage of wild effects.” Pitchfork said of the 20-track collection, “Crover’s always had the energy and savage edge to be a singular metal drummer. But he’s also a gifted grunge and rock artist, a genuine punk at heart.”


Melvins’ tour dates (European and Australian dates feature Melvins/Redd Kross):

September 22  Nashville, TN  3rd & Lindsley

September 23  Memphis, TN  Hi-Tone

September 25  Madison, WI  High Noon Saloon

September 26  Rock Island, IL  Rock Island Brewing Co.

September 27  Des Moines, IA  Wooly’s

September 28  Omaha, NE  The Waiting Room

September 30  Ft. Collins, CO  Aggie Theatre

October 2  Albuquerque, NM  The Launchpad

October 3  Flagstaff, AZ  The Green Room

October 9  Bristol, UK  Exchange

October 10  Leeds, UK  Brudenell Social Club

October 11  Glasgow, UK  SWG3

October 12  Manchester, UK  Gorilla

October 13  Birmingham, UK  02 Institute2

October 15  Antwerp, Belgium  Desertfest

October 16  Hamburg, Germany  LOGO

October 17  Copenhagen, Denmark  Jazzhouse

October 18  Goteborg, Sweden  Pustervik

October 19  Oslo, Norway  Bla

October 20  Malmo, Sweden  Babel

October 22  Berlin, Germany  Festsaal

October 23  Leipzig, Germany  UT Connewitz

October 24  Vienna, Austria  Arena Wein

October 26  Trezzo Sull’adda, Italy  Live Club

October 27  Zurich, Switzerland  Rote Fabrik

October 28  Schorndorf, Germany  Club Manufaktur

October 29  Cologne, Germany  Gebaude 9

October 30  Amsterdam, Netherlands  Paradiso Noord

October 31  London, UK  Electric Brixton

November 3  Perth, Australia  Amplifier Capitol

November 4  Adelaide, Australia  The Gov

November 8  Melbourne, Australia  Max Watts

November 9  Sydney, Australia  The Factory Theatre

November 10  Fortitude Valley, Australia  Crowbar

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