“I think that we’re 99% there, if not done,” drummer Steve DePace tells Billboard.com of a new, as-yet-untitled Flipper album. “We’ve got 10 songs, and we just did another round of mixing. The album sounds great—I think it’s some of our best work ever. That also is an indicator for more future songs to come. We know we can write songs with Krist now that sound just like Flipper.”

The “Krist” that DePace mentions is none other than former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, who has been a Flipper member since 2006—joining original members Bruce Loose (vocals), Ted Falconi (guitar), and DePace. After previous bassist Bruno DeSmartass gave notice in September 2006, Flipper needed a replacement in time to play an All Tomorrow’s Parties show in London in December, curated by Thurtston Moore.

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