Flipper cancels entire tour, Krist Novoselic leaves the band

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SEP. 17, 2009

It is with regret that Flipper must announce that we will be postponing our upcoming tour, scheduled to kick off on Nov. 8th. Bass player Krist Novoselic has decided that he will be unable to tour with the band.
Responsibilities at home will prevent him from being able to take the time necessary to get out on the road to promote our upcoming releases.

It is unfortunate, but Flipper will be finding a new bass player. We have enjoyed our time with Krist and have a new album of songs to show for it, and we¹ve done some great shows together.

We are very proud and excited to announce that Flipper will begin releasing it¹s back catalog later this year, beginning with 4 classic¹s. Generic Flipper, Gone Fishin¹, Public Flipper Limited, and Sex Bomb Baby.
We will follow these with more back catalog releases and a new album, as yet untitled, which was recorded by Jack Endino and includes Novoselic on bass.

We are looking forward to releasing all these great albums on CD, Vinyl, and Digitally, beginning later this year in US, Canada, Japan, and Australia. We will follow with releasing in UK, Europe, and other territories in the world as soon as we secure appropriate label partners.

Stay tuned for more info coming very soon.

Flipper adds tour dates

Flipper has added a bunch of tour dates to their MySpace page.  Here they are:

Sep 4 2008 8:00P
Porky’s Lounge Longview, Washington
Sep 5 2008 8:00P
El Corazon Seattle, Washington
Sep 6 2008 8:00P
Dug Fir Portland, Oregon
Nov 8 2008 8:00P
Fun Fun Fun Festival Austin, Texas
Nov 9 2008 8:00P
Meridian Red Room Houstin, Texas
Nov 10 2008 8:00P
One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, Louisiana
Nov 11 2008 8:00P
Lenny’s Atlanta, Georgia
Nov 13 2008 8:00P
Sonar Lounge Baltimore, Maryland
Nov 14 2008 8:00P
JC Dobbs Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 15 2008 8:00P
Knitting Factory New York, New York
Nov 18 2008 8:00P
ULU London
Nov 19 2008 8:00P
AD Dijsmuide
Nov 20 2008 8:00P
Waterfront Rotterdam
Nov 21 2008 8:00P
Bastard Osnabruck
Nov 22 2008 8:00P
Logo Hamburg
Nov 23 2008 8:00P
Lido Berlin
Nov 24 2008 8:00P
Underground Koln
Nov 26 2008 8:00P
Social Club Paris
Nov 28 2008 8:00P
Dampfzentrale Bern
Nov 29 2008 8:00P
Latte Brescia
Nov 30 2008 8:00P
Backstage Munich
Dec 1 2008 8:00P
Lucema Music Bar Prag
Dec 2 2008 8:00P
Arena Vienna

Article on Krist’s father & the recent capture of Radovan Karadzic

Writer David Rolland from the San Diego CityBeat has written an article entitled “Memories of War” relating to the recent capture of ex-Serbian leader Radovan Karadzic, who until his capture recently was one of the most wanted war-criminals in the world.  David had interviewed Krist’s father (Krist Sr.) in Krist’s home country of Croatia back in 1995, and in the articles reflects on the interview he had with Krist Sr.

To read more, view the article here

Novoselic.com also has an interview with Krist Sr. in the archives, you can view that here.

Krist reflects on Seattle WTO protests, 9/11 and their affect on civil liberties

In his latest blog post, Krist reflects on the anarchist pamphlet You Can’t Blow Up A Social Relationship published in 1979 that notes violence and social disobedience only invites authorities to constrict civil liberties.  In the pamphlet it is evident that meaningful work, through association & peaceful collaboration is a greater tool for social/cultural change than violence.  Specifically, Krist identifies and elaborates on two events that exemplify the teachings from the pamphlet:  the 1999 Seattle WTO protests and 9/11.

To read more, visit Krist’s blog entry here

For more information about Krist’s musical & political involvement in the WTO protests, you can visit The No WTO Combo page.

Krist comments on the recent capture of ex-Serbian leader Radovan Karadzic

Krist has added a entry to his weekly blog at The Seattle Weekly discussing the recent capture of one of the world’s most wanted war criminals, ex-Serbian leader Radovan Karadzic.  Karadzic commited unspeakable acts of violence in areas of Serbia during the 1990’s.  Serbia was formerly part of Yugoslavia.  Also formerly part of Yugoslavia is Croatia which is where Krist’s family immigrated from.  Krist also lived in Croatia for a brief period of time during the 1980’s.  In his blog entry, he discusses how his experiences living and visiting Croatia has shaped his world view.

To read more, visit Krist’s blog entry.

Mudhoney Defined Grunge

In a recent article for The Daily Weekly, Krist expresses his congratulations to Sub Pop on their recent 20th anniversary. Sub Pop was the record label that produced Nirvana’s first album Bleach. In the article, Krist also mentions his favorite Sub Pop band is Mudhoney.

View the entire article on Krist’s blog here

Flipper plays tunes from upcoming CD

Novoselic finds roots in Flipper Flipper is no household name; the TV dolphin, maybe, but definitely not Bay Area punk band, which remained on pop’s fringes even as alt-rockers it inspired topped the charts in the ’90s.

“The grunge sound came out of Flipper,” Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic said, citing the sludgy, shambolic sounds of the band’s 1982 album “Generic” as a template.

“I know Soundgarden were big Flipper fans,” he said. “Mudhoney (singer) Mark Arm’s a big Flipper fan.”

Novoselic has actually been in Flipper since 2006 and will play bass for the influential quartet tonight at Seattle’s Funhouse and Saturday at Hell’s Kitchen in Tacoma. It’s a scenario he never could have imagined as a teen when Flipper inspired him to make music.

“I put on ‘Generic’ Flipper. I was, like, 18 years old,” Novoselic recalled. “I listened to it, and it just sounded kind of weird. Like, it was so lo-fi. It sounded like the band was live, you know. And I kind of didn’t get it.”

Read more at thetribunenews.com

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