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The Melvins Unveil Cover of Queen’s ‘You’re My Best Friend’

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The Melvins are on their way back with what they’re calling “an unconventional covers album” and they’re giving fans a taste of the ‘Everybody Loves Sausages‘ disc by serving up their take on the Queen classic ‘You’re My Best Friend.’

The band definitely puts their own stamp on the song. Tweak Bird’s Caleb Benjamin lends guest vocals to the track, with the full Melvins lineup of Dale Crover, Buzz Osborne, Coady Willis and Jarred Warren backing him up. The song stays fairly true to the original poppy and bouncy version, though the band replace the keyboard sound with something a little more in line with what you might hear in 8-bit video games. It can currently be heard streaming at Noisey.com right here.

‘You’re My Best Friend’ is featured on the ‘Everybody Loves Sausages’ covers album, which is due April 30. The Melvins also cover such acts as David Bowie, The Kinks, Roxy Music and Throbbing Gristle on the album. Osborne recently stated of the effort, “This record will give people a peek into the kind of things that influence us musically. We REALLY like all of these songs along with the bands who actually wrote this stuff because first and foremost, we are HUGE music fans.”

‘Everybody Loves Sausages’ is currently available for pre-order via Amazon here or iTunes here. Both the Melvins and their Melvins Lite configuration will hit the road for dates in support of the album this spring. Check out the full itinerary below:

Melvins Lite 2013 European Tour:

4/23 — Tourcoing, France — Le Grand Mix
4/24 — Brussels, Belgium — VK* Concerts
4/25 — Haarlem, Netherlands — Patronaat
4/26 — Cologne, Germany — Burgerhaus Stollwerck
4/27 — Luxembourg — Kulturfabrik
4/28 — Schorndorf, Germany — Club Manufaktur
4/29 — Geneva, Switzerland — L’Usine
4/30 — Livorno, Italy — The Cage
5/1 — Milan, Italy — Bloom
5/2 — Munich, Germany — Hansa 39
5/3 — Prague, Czech Republic — Matrix
5/4 — Wroclaw, Poland — Asymmetry Festival
5/5 — Leipzig, Germany — UT Connewitz

Melvins 2013 World Tour:

5/7-8 — Berlin, Germany — Festsaal Kreuzberg
5/10-11 –Paris, France — Trabendo
5/13-14 — Vienna, Austria — Arena Wien
5/16-17 — Zurich, Switzerland — Rote Fabrik
5/19-20 — London, UK — Electric Brixton
5/25 — Baltimore, Md. — Maryland Deathfest
5/27 — Millvale, Pa. — Mr. Small’s Theatre
5/28 — Columbus, Ohio — A&R Music Bar
5/29 — Cincinnati, Ohio — The Ballroom at the Taft Theatre
6/1 — Memphis, Tenn. — Scion Rock Fest

Next: The Melvins Co-Headline 2013 Scion Rock Fest

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