The International Pop Overthrow is an American-originated music festival devoted to power pop music and related genres. Taking its name from the title of Material Issue’s 1991 album, the festival began in 1998, and has been held annually in the LA area since then. “IPO,” as it is also known, was created by former school teacher and power pop journalist David Bash to congregate some of his favorite Beatles-inspired bands for live performances over a one week period in Los Angeles. All artists, both local and visiting, play a 30-minute showcase at a variety of clubs in the area.
Since its inception, the festival has expanded and held events in other cities such as Boston, Chicago, Liverpool, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Phoenix, Seattle, and Vancouver.
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Our latest recording, “Slack,” has been around the world at least four times at this writing!
1. The song had it’s international debut May 21 on the Plástico Elástico radio show out of Madrid, Spain.
2. It’s featured on the new “IPO Vol. 21” compilation, which will be released soon by Omnivore Recordings.
3. It’s also included on “Songs We Learnt At Sundae School,” a digital 163-song(!) compilation from Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More Records in Sweden.
4. As a result of the aforementioned release of “Songs We Learnt At Sundae School,” “Slack” was featured on the Aug. 4 broadcast of “Shakin’ Street” on Dublin City FM 103.2 in Ireland.
A remastered version of “Slack” will be included on out upcoming album, “All It Takes Is One,” which is scheduled for release in November 2018.