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

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

Flipper to release new record with Krist Novoselic

In a Seattle Weekly article, former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic writes about his experience playing with iconic punk-rockers Flipper for the past two years. “In 2006 Flipper were asked by Thurston Moore to play the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in the U.K. That’s when yours truly was invited to play bass”, says Novoselic. “We followed the gig with a tour of the U.K. and Ireland opening for the Melvins. It was a lot of fun. After the tour, I wanted to keep playing with the fellows, but I didn’t have the desire to be in a nostalgia band. So we started playing new material. There was a spark of inspiration within our group”. With Krist Novoselic on board, Flipper have recorded a new album with Jack Endino, and are currently in the process of mixing. According to Krist, the product will be “a grunge record for the 21st century” and is to be released sometime this year. More here. The band is scheduled to play in Seattle and Tacoma this weekend.

New Krist Novoselic interview by Kurt Danielson (TAD)

Kurt Danielson who played, recorded and toured with TAD just did an interview with Krist Novoselic for the Seattle Music Examiner. In the interview, Krist gives us an update on his activities and some more insight into his career in music of the last few years. As you probably know, Krist joined legendary punk band Flipper a couple of years ago and will be playing shows with them again in June.

An excerpt from the article: “As a tribute to Nirvana, Flipper has been playing a cover of Scentless Apprentice, which is off of In Utero, Nirvana’s last non-compilation studio recording. It’s a bit strange for Krist to be playing a cover of a song for which he wrote the bass-line, but it’s not strange to be playing in Flipper, a band which embraces the kind of cathartic punk ethos that originally heavily influenced both Krist and Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain as well as the Nirvana sound in general.”

Read the complete article here, courtesy of the Seattle Music Examiner.

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