Scion A/V Sponsoring Spring U.S. Tour


Feb. 23, Torrance, Calif. — Scion A/V has partnered with the Melvins for an EP titled Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees, a five-song collection that marks the band’s first original material since their 2010 album The Bride Screamed Murder.   The release will be available as a free download on Mar. 13 via Scion A/V’s website ( with “The War On Wisdom” streaming this Friday on

The Melvins formed in 1983, kicking off what would be a seismic shift in heavy music and focusing the epicenter of modern music firmly on the Pacific Northwest for the next decade plus.  The band blended punk, metal, hard rock to create a new subgenre that has been tagged with a variety of labels including sludge, grunge and doom and won a cult of fans that have yet to waiver some twenty-nine years into the band’s career.  Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover have been the band’s constants (Crover joined in 1984) with Big Business’ Jared Warren and Coady Willis joining the band in 2006 for (A) Senile Animal.

“The Melvins have remained such a consistent presence in heavy music,” says Jeri Yoshizu, manager of sales promotions for Scion.  “It’s an honor to have them create an original release for Scion A/V.”

Osborne described Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees as “amazing in its noisy calm intensity.” 

Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees Track Listing:

1.  The War on Wisdom

2.  We Are Doomed

3.  Friends Before Larry

4.  A Really Long Wait

5.  National Hamster


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The EP release will be followed by a 21-date U.S. trek that kicks off on Apr. 11 at The Blank Club in San Jose, Calif. and wraps up exactly a month later on May 11 at The Galaxy Concert Theatre in Santa Ana, Calif.  Dates are:



Tour Schedule:

April    11        San Jose, CA                        The Blank Club

April    12        San Francisco, CA   Great American Music Hall

April    13        Los Angeles, CA      The Troubadour

April    14        San Diego, CA         The Casbah

April    17        El Paso, TX                  House of Rock

April    19        Austin, TX                   Mohawk

April    20        Houston, TX                Warehouse Live

April    21        New Orleans, LA      One Eyed Jack’s

April    23        Orlando, FL                The Social

April    24        Gainesville, FL           Double Down Live

April    25        Atlanta, GA              The Loft at Center Stage

April    26        Charlotte, NC           Amos Southend

April    28        West Chester, PA     The Note

April    29        New York, NY                        Webster Hall

May    1          Milwaukee, WI          Turner Hall Ballroom

May    2          DeKalb, IL                  Otto’s Nightclub

May    3          St. Louis, MO             The Firebird

May    4          Nashville, TN              Exit Inn

May    7          Dallas, TX                    Trees

May    9          Santa Fe, NM                        Santa Fe Brewing Company

May    11        Santa Ana, CA         Galaxy Concert Theatre




About Scion A/V:

Scion A/V is a creative enterprise of Scion devoted to the discovery, nurture, funding and distribution of compelling music and arts programming.  Scion A/V has created and championed projects for over 100 underground musical artists, supported tours and special events, created film documentaries, curated art installations, and produces a collection of ‘zines.  Additionally, Scion A/V executes the annual Scion Music (less) Conference and operates 17 broadband radio stations via Scion Radio 17. For more information, visit

About Scion:

Scion, from Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., was developed with a new generation of youthful buyers in mind. Scion’s mission is to provide distinctive products, the opportunity to personalize, and an innovative, consumer-driven process at the retail level. The brand features four groundbreaking models with a wide array of standard features: the xD urban subcompact five-door, the iconic xB urban utility vehicle, the tC sports coupe and the all-new premium micro-subcompact iQ. The Scion brand often applies new practices in all aspects of its business and pushes the creativity envelope with non-traditional advertising and marketing to engage young consumers. Scion also supports originality through its programs in the artistic community. For more information, visit