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The Bulls and the Bees

The Bulls & The Bees
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The Bulls & The Bees is an EP by the Melvins, released on March 13, 2012[1] through Scion A/V for free download. It was also released as a free CD for their May 2012 tour with Unsane and released as a 10" vinyl later that year for the 51/51 tour.[2] On June 2, 2015, an expanded CD containing the Electroretard album was released on Ipecac Recordings.

Music and reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Punknews.org4/5 stars[3]
QRO Magazine7.9/10[5]

According to Christopher R. Weingarten of Spin, the EP features experiments with neoclassical and dark ambient styles while also continuing the rock sound of the band's last three LPs.[4]

Track listing

Original EP

1."The War On Wisdom"3:40
2."We Are Doomed"7:03
3."Friends Before Larry"4:19
4."A Really Long Wait"4:22
5."National Hamster"4:09

Electroretard (2015 CD re-release)

6."Shit Storm (Edit)" 1:01
7."Youth of America"Sage9:17
8."Gluey Porch Treatments" 0:47
9."Revolve" 4:20
11."Lovely Butterflies" 6:02
12."Tipping the Lion" 3:48
13."Interstellar Overdrive"Barrett, Waters, Wright, Mason9:51


Additional personnel

  • Toshi Kasai - engineer
  • John Golden - mastering
  • Mackie Osborne - artwork
  • Kevin Rutmanis - bass (7-11 on 2015 re-release)
  • Mark Deutrom - bass (12-13 on 2015 re-release)
  • Tim Green - engineer (6-11 on 2015 re-release)
  • Michael Rozon - engineer (6-11 on 2015 re-release)
  • Joe Barresi - engineer (12-13 on 2015 re-release)


  1. ^ "The Melvins announce new free EP 'The Bulls and the Bees'". Loudwire. February 27, 2012. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ The Bulls & The Bees at Scion A/V
  3. ^ Gentile, John (March 20, 2012). "Melvins - The Bulls and the Bees (2012)". Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ a b Weingarten, Christopher R. (March 19, 2012). "Melvins, 'The Bulls & The Bees' (Scion A/V)". Spin. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ Fath, Aaron. The Melvins : The Bulls and The Bees EP. QRO. April 13, 2012. Retrieved June 12, 2013.

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