Melvins: Brass Cupcake

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Influential American heavy metal band Melvins haven’t slowed down since forming in 1983, but perhaps their genre is less loved than in decades past. For their 20th studio album, Hold It In, the band is injecting some new blood into the mix by tapping Butthole Surfers bassist Jeff Pinkus and guitarist Paul Leary. The Quietus offers up two tracks from the album, and while “Sesame Street Meat” is unmistakably (if not delightfully) hardcore, “Brass Cupcake” is the perfect song for easing out of the widespread electronic sound and into something with a little—OK, a lot—more grit.