Pinkus features the work of both ongoing Melvins bass players Steven McDonald (OFF!) and Jeff Pinkus (Butthole Surfers), a setup the band has never before used on record. "It's an experiment in the low end of the aural spectrum where we asked ourselves, 'would it work?' 'could it work??' 'should it work???' The answers were yes, yes and YES!" explains Dale Crover in a statement.