Tres Cabrones is the nineteenth studio album by the American band Melvins, released on November 5, 2013. It features their original drummer Mike Dillard, with current drummer Dale Crover playing bass. It is the first official album to feature Mike Dillard, as his only previous appearance before the recordings of this album were on Mangled Demos from 1983 and a handful of compilation and bootleg releases.
Nine of the songs previously appeared on vinyl before the album was released in forms of different mixes. Psycho-Delic Haze, Stump Farmer, Stick Em' Up Bitch and Walter's Lips all appeared on the 1983 EP, released on 10" vinyl and letterpress CD in 2012. City Dump, You're in the Army Now and 99 Bottles of Beer all appeared on the Gaylord single, released on 7" in the summer of 2013. American Cow was released on 10" and CD as part of the BASH 13 compilation with Mudhoney, Negative Approach, Die Kreuzen, Hepa-Titus and Gay Witch Abortion. Dr. Mule was previously issued on the 10 Years of Scion compilation along with a split 7" with Helmet. "I told You I Was Crazy" and "Tie My Pecker To A Tree" will appear in vinyl form of a 7" release, set to come out at a New Year's Eve show with Redd Kross. "Dogs and Cattle Prods" was released as part 11 of the Sugar Daddy Live split series.
Walter's Lips is a cover of The Lewd and is a re-recording of "Walter" from Mangled Demos from 1983. Stick Em' Up Bitch features original lyrics and rhythm throughout the first half of the song before going into "Fascists Eat Donuts" by The Pop-O-Pies.
PopMatters journalist J.C. Macek III wrote "Tres Cabrones (Spanish for "Three Bastards") is, by its very nature, a mixture of classic and current Melvins and the current three-man lineup (at least current for this release) are adept at nailing each era and facet of the band (from the classic sludge to the artistic experimental rock to the psychedelic lyrics to the absolutely comical side they've always embraced)."