Melvins shares new single “Allergic to Food”

Author Hernan Osuna - 21.3.2024

American rockers Melvins have shared a new track called “Allergic To Food“. The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album “Tarantula Heart”, set for release on April 19 via Ipecac Recordings.

The LP is described as “possibly the group’s most unconventional, catchiest and imaginative work yet”. Check out the visualizer video for “Allergic To Food” below.

The way we approached Tarantula Heart was different than any other Melvins’ album,” explained frontman Buzz Osborne upon the album’s announcement. “I had Dale and Roy come in and play along with [bassist] Steven [McDonald] and I to some riffs, then I took those sessions and figured out what parts would work and wrote new music to fit. This isn’t a studio approach we’ve ever taken. Usually we have the songs written before we start recording!”

Longtime Melvins drummer Dale Crover adds: “The majority of ‘Tarantula Heart’ has dual drum parts. Roy is an amazing drummer. We would discuss what we would do pattern-wise, then we’d just go for it. Improvising riffs and trading off on drum fills.”

Recorded, mixed and co-produced by longtime Melvins’ collaborator Toshi Kasai, the album also features We Are The Asteroid guitar player Gary Chester.

Pre-order “Tarantula Heart” here.