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Feb. 24, 2015

Zu premieres title track from the March 24th release of “Cortar Todo” on The Quietus

Zu Band Promo

Zu are preparing to release their first new full-length in five years, titled Cortar Todo and due out via Ipecac Recordings on the rapidly approaching release date of March 23rd. The Quietus has revealed the title track, an intensely rhythmic beast that seeps industrial fluid and volatile flames of brass-bending static, and is symptomatic of the roaming, alien sounds of the album.

LISTEN TO "CORTAR TODO" AT THE QUIETUS: http://thequietus.com/articles/17252-listen-new-music-from-zu

Don't forget, you can still listen to 'Rudra Dances Over Burning Rome' at the Ipecac Soundcloud page - https://soundcloud.com/ipecacrecordings/zu-rudra-dances-over-burning-rome/s-ut0Z5

Cortar Todo reveals new dynamics from the band, the album is more direct, sharp, focussed, and more intense and musical than anything we have heard from Zu so far. Check out the artwork and track listing below.

Zu - Cortar Todo

  1. The Unseen War
  2. Rudra Dances Over Burning Rome
  3. Cortar Todo
  4. A Sky Burial
  5. Orbital Equilibria
  6. Serpens Cauda
  7. No Pasa Nada
  8. Conflict Acceleration
  9. Vantablack Vomitorium
  10. Pantokrator

In addition to the album release, we can expect a long period of touring starting in May 2015.

Feb. 24, 2015

Faith No More Release "Sol Invictus" on May 19th

Faith No More Sol Invictus Promo

Sol Invictus, Faith No More’s highly anticipated follow-up to Album of the Year, arrives on May 19th via Reclamation Recordings/Ipecac Recordings.

“What I can say is that I think through our experience as musicians over the years, I think what we're doing reflects where we've gone since we made our last record as Faith No More. I think this kicks things up a notch,” explained Bill Gould in a recent Rolling Stone interview. “And I think there's parts that are very powerful and there's parts that have a lot of "space." Everything we do, with our chemistry, the way we play; it's always going to sound like us. It's just what we do, that makes us feel good.“

Sol Invictus was produced by Gould and recorded in the band’s Oakland, Calif. studio.

The Bay Area band recently announced their first North American tour since 2010, with all dates sold out upon on-sale. Faith No More traveled to Australia last week, then North America in April/May followed by a European tour in June.

Nov. 5, 2014

Release Updates

We are ending 2014 with a flurry of activity. Even we are confused. Release dates and formats are shifting, so here is your update.

Melvins HOLD IT IN is out now on CD and digital, the vinyl is out on Dec 16th. You BETTER have this record by now.

Sleaford Mods CHUBBED UP+ is out now digitally. CD comes out Nov 24th, vinyl Dec 16th. See what all the buzz is about. This British duo is for real. Check them out.

Isis OCEANIC reissue is out now. Revisit this majestic piece of music with extras.

Guano Padano AMERICANA is out now!!!! The 2nd record we have released from this Italian band is their strongest yet as they visit the sounds of dust bowl era America with spaghetti western flavor. We can guarantee you will LOVE this cinematic journey.

Coming up on Nov 28th is the Neil Hamburger GREAT PHONE CALLS vinyl and the Faith No More MOTHERF*CKER 7inch (US only) (worldwide digital single out Dec 9th)

The Fantômas WUNDERKAMMER box set has been delayed until Dec 16th due to production issues. We do not have any preorder system set up for this yet. Trying to find a way to offer this cabinet in mail order.

The debut release from tētēma (Mike Patton & Anthony Pateras) titled GEOCIDAL goes global on Dec 9th.

Ok, that’s the latest and greatest. Thanks for your continued support. The music industry ain’t dead yet. Hope you are able to enjoy all of these!!!!!!

Sep. 16, 2014

It is going to be a very busy fall.

Hey friends!

There has been a bunch of stuff happening in the Ipecac world of late so we wanted to update you on some of the exciting things coming soon. It is going to be a very busy fall.

Hope you are enjoying the King Buzzo album and have had a chance to catch him live.

Another band that is touring and is a MUST see is Le Butcherettes. Tere is simply one of the best front persons of all time!!!!! Their album CRY IS FOR THE FLIES is released today!!!! Catch them on the road with Antemasque and on some of the upcoming Melvins dates.

Speaking of the Melvins, those bastards are back with another album! HOLD IT IN comes out Oct 14 and features Buzz and Dale collaborating with Jeff and Paul from the Butthole Surfers on the whole album. And oh my does it ever work! This is one that you gotta check out.

At the end of October we will be introducing a lot of you to the coolest thing to come out of the UK in a long time. We are releasing a compilation from Sleaford Mods titled CHUBBED UP +. Sleaford Mods are a stripped down, political, electronic punk-hop band from working class Nottingham. This stuff is real and it is spot on! Google them now.

So then we ease into November. We start off with a beautiful reissue of the Isis classic OCEANIC and the 2nd full length that we have released from Italy’s Guano Padano titled AMERICANA. Guano Padano take their spaghetti western/jazz/swing tunes to a new level. Featuring contributions from Joey from Calexico and author Dan Fante.

Then we come to Black Friday! Nov 28th. A National Record Store day in the US. To celebrate, this year we have 3 very special vinyl releases. First we reissue the classic GREAT PHONE CALLS release on vinyl. You asked for it, you got it! Long a cult classic. Just as offensive on the turntable.

Next up we have one of the most elaborate packages we have ever released. We give you a cabinet full of music from Fantômas titled WUNDERKAMMER. This limited edition, over the top package includes vinyl versions of all of the Fantômas records plus a cassette copy of the original Fantômas demo that Mike Patton used to recruit the other members. Neat, huh?

The last black Friday release is the new Faith No More single, “Motherfucker.” This is a limited edition of 5,000 7-inches. The bside is a remix by JG Thirlwell. The single will be available for download purchase a couple weeks later. We are very excited about our new partnership with Faith No More/Reclamation Recordings. The new FNM album will come out next year and expect to see them doing some touring in 2015 as well. This ain’t a reunion, this is the real deal!

Ok, enough with the updates, we gotta get back to work.

July 29, 2014

Melvins Return With new Record for the Fall

Photo of Dale Crover, Buzz Osborne, Paul Leary, JD Pinkus
Photo credit: Mackie Osborne; Left to right: Dale Crover, Buzz Osborne, Paul Leary, JD Pinkus

LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2014 -The Melvins return with Hold It In, their first studio album as a quartet since 2010's The Bride Screams Murder, on Oct. 14.

Joining Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover for the 12-song outing are Butthole Surfers' guitar player Paul Leary and bass player JD Pinkus. Hold It In was recorded in both Los Angeles and Austin earlier this year.

"Hold It In is a refreshing piece of fiction in a boring world of fact and bullsh*t," said Osborne. "Paul is one of the best guitar players I have ever heard and Pinkus has an outside the box type of approach to both guitar and bass that you just have to let it ride. I can't believe this actually happened. I'm thrilled."

"It's very rare you get a chance to work with three folks from the 'Break A Wish' foundation, all at the same time," said Pinkus. "I believe they'll remember their experience with me forever (or until they finally all lose their fight with S.I.D.S)."

The Melvins kick off a round of U.S. tour dates on Oct. 15 in Sacramento at Assembly, which also includes a performance at this year's Voodoo Experience in New Orleans. Osborne, Crover and Pinkus will be the touring roster for this run of dates.

Tour dates:

October 15Sacramento, CAAssembly
October 17Bellingham, WAWild Buffalo House of Music
October 18Seattle, WAThe Showbox
October 19Portland, ORRoseland Theater
October 21San Francisco, CAGreat American Music Hall
October 22San Luis Obispo, CASLO Brewing
October 23Los Angeles, CAThe Troubadour
October 24San Diego, CAThe Casbah
October 25Phoenix, AZThe Crescent Ballroom
October 26Albuquerque, NMThe Launchpad
October 28Dallas, TXTrees
October 29Austin, TXMohawk
October 30Houston, TXWarehouse Live - Studio
October 31New Orleans, LAVoodoo Fest
November 1Pensacola, FLVinyl Music Hall
November 2Gainesville, FLThe Wooly
November 3Jacksonville, FLJack Rabbit's
November 4Orlando, FLThe Social
November 5Ft. Lauderdale, FLThe Culture Room
November 6Tampa, FLOrpheum Theater
November 8Atlanta, GAThe Loft at Center Stage
November 9Birmingham, ALZydeco

Tickets are on sale this Friday, Aug. 1 at 10 am local time.

Osborne is currently touring in support of his debut acoustic album, This Machine Kills Artists, performing shows this week in Tucson (July 30 at Club Congress) and Palm Springs (July 31 at Pappy & Harriet's) before heading to Australia and Europe for an additional six weeks of dates. Crover temporarily joins OFF! for the band's August tour.

Apr. 9, 2014

What’s for dinner? M.E.A.T.!

Looking for more Tomahawk to feed the belly? Fret no more hungry people. Turns out there are two extra tracks from their Oddfellows release, begging to see the light of day!

Tomahawk (Duane Denison, Mike Patton, John Stanier, Trevor Dunn) released Oddfellows, their first album in six years, in late January of 2013 with the album landing in the Billboard Top 100 and hitting #2 on the magazine's Hard Music chart as well as #9 on the Indie chart.

"M.E.A.T." will be released as a limited edition 7" on May 13th. The digital release is set for June 4. The only M.E.A.T. vegans can enjoy!

Mar. 25, 2014

Got questions? We might have answers!

We've been receiving a lot of questions recently and we haven't had an opportunity to talk directly to our fans in a while, so in celebration of our 15th anniversary we're planning on doing an AMA on Reddit on April 1st at 2:00PM PDT. We're trying to get everything set up now and we'll post the link to Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ as soon as it's live.

May 25, 2013

PALMS is Here!

After much anticipation we are happy to announce that the debut release from PALMS is out today worldwide on CD, digital and vinyl! 3 former members of ISIS combine with 1 Deftone to create a stunningly beautiful, cinematic debut full length.

The reviews are already glowing! Spin said Palms “is the slow-orbiting-rocket float of Oceanic-era ISIS painted in soft colors, now with the gushing, soaring melodies that would work on an older sibling’s mixtape next to Cure, Echo & the Bunnymen, US, or Depeche Mode.” Alternative Press awarded the album four stars, Revolver described the release as a “dreamy, swooning… masterpiece,” and Decibel ever-so- accurately described the record by saying “this feels very Los Angeles – Michael Mann’s Los Angeles – pulsing with strange, isolated life and beauty.

To celebrate, the guys have decided to do a handful of west coast US dates but hope to travel elsewhere in the future. Limited number of tickets are available for 3 of the shows. Grab them now!

July 10 - San Diego, CA - Belly Up Tavern
July 11 - Santa Ana CA - The Observatory
July 12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
July 13 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s
July 29 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl (SOLD OUT)

May 14, 2013

Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood Release “Black Pudding” Today

Having our own record label allows us to work with artists that we have long admired. Mark Lanegan is one of those artists. Simply put, Mark is one of the greatest vocalists of all time! When he called to say he was making a stripped down record with one of London’s best bluesmen, Duke Garwood, we simply said, “yes, please.”

The two played on the same bill a few years ago and Garwood quickly became one of Lanegan’s favorite artists, it became clear they were kindred musical spirits.

So here we present to you the fruits of that collaboration, “Black Pudding.” NPR calls it “a powerful, meditative new album” and Clash magazine calls it a “bewitching masterpiece.” We could not describe it any better.

Mar. 19, 2013

“Waxworks” Live Score

A very cool event in San Francisco on May 7th. Patton and friends score a silent film!

More information and tickets.