The Melvins' Buzz Osborne Preps Acoustic Album

Buzz Osborne, legendary Melvins guitarist and grunge progenitor, will release his debut solo full-length album, This Machine Kills Artists, June 3 via Ipecac Recordings.

"I have no interest in sounding like a crappy version of James Taylor or a half-assed version of Woody Guthrie," said Osborne of the 17-song offering, "which is what happens when almost every rock and roller straps on an acoustic guitar."

Instead, Osborne insists "This Machine Kills Artists is a different kind of animal."

Osborne is touring for the first time as a solo artist, wrapping up a three-week trek that included a SXSW interview session with the Stooges' James Williamson. Remaining dates include March 21 at Radio Radio in Indianapolis, March 22 at Beat Kitchen in Chicago and March 23 at the High Noon Saloon in Madison. An extensive North American tour kicking off in June will be announced shortly.

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Listen to Osborne's acoustic stylings in "Dark Brown Teeth" from This Machine Kills Artists below:

This Machine Kills Artists track listing:

  • Dark Brown Teeth
  • Rough Democracy
  • Laid Back Walking
  • Drunken Baby
  • Vaulting Over A Microphone
  • New River
  • The Vulgar Joke
  • Everything's Easy For You
  • The Ripping Driving
  • How I Became Offensive
  • Instrument of God
  • The Spoiled Brat
  • Illegal Mona
  • Good and Hostile
  • The Blithering Idiot
  • Useless King of the Punks
  • The Hesitation Twist

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Acoustic Nation

Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to, Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network, she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.