In 2002 The Dillinger Escape Plan was without a vocalist and began a nationwide search for a new frontman. During that search, Mike Patton (Faith No More/ Mr Bungle vocalist) agreed to help the band produce an EP and handled vocal duties. The group released this EP via Epitaph Records, titled Irony Is a Dead Scene which has sold over 65,000 units. The recording features guitarist Ben Weinman, drummer Chris Pennie, guitarist Brian Benoit, bassist Liam Wilson, and Mike Patton on vocals, with ex-bassist Adam Doll assisting with keyboards and sample effects. The EP contains three original songs and a cover of the Aphex Twin's "Come to Daddy."