Avant-garde noise-rock act Mr. Bungle have set a June 22 release
date for their album California. The band decided on the title
over the weekend, choosing it because the album's songs, like the state,
are "mostly sunny with natural disasters thrown in for good measure,"
frontman Mike Patton (ex-Faith No More) said Monday in a
statement issued through the band's publicist. The album will be Mr.
Bungle's first studio release since Disco Volante (1995).