MR. BUNGLE’S “THE NIGHT THEY CAME HOME” ARRIVES
PHYSICALLY & DIGITALLY ON JUNE 11 VIA IPECAC RECORDINGS
WATCH “BUNGLE GRIND (LIVE)” NOW
RE-IMAGINED CONCERT EXPERIENCE AVAILABLE ON
DVD+CD, BLU-RAY+CD, VHS, WITH AUDIO ONLY DIGITAL RELEASE
– Mr. Bungle, whose Halloween 2020 streaming special, “The Night They Came Home” (http://lnk.to/MBLive) captured the Northern California-born band performing songs from their freshly released album, The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo, interspersed with behind-the-scenes footage, surprise cameos and a few surprise covers, release the nearly two-hour film on June 11 via Ipecac Recordings.
“The Night They Came Home,” which was directed by Jack Bennett, is available as a CD + Blu-Ray, CD + DVD, VHS, and digitally. The CD portion features remastered audio, while the film features Bungle’s performance, Neil Hamburger’s opening set, three official music videos (“Raping Your Mind,” “Eracist,” and “Sudden Death”), as well as extended behind-the-scenes footage. The VHS release, limited to 1000 collectible copies, is an edited, performance-only portion of the film.
Mr. Bungle was formed in an impoverished lumber and fishing town by a trio of curious, volatile teenagers. Trey Spruance, Mike Patton and Trevor Dunn beget the amorphous “band” in 1985 up in Humboldt County, Calif., sifting through a variety of members until around 1989 when they settled on a lineup that managed to get signed to Warner Bros. Records. No one really knows how this happened and it remains a complete mystery that even the algorithms of the internet can’t decode. Up until 2000 they released three albums (Mr. Bungle in 1991, Disco Volante in 1995 and California in 1999), toured a good portion of the Western hemisphere and avoided any sort of critical acclaim. Some argue that the band subsequently broke up but there is also no proof of this. What is true is that they took 20 years off from performing under said moniker while they pursued various other musics that, in contrast, paid the rent.