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May 15, 2018

Mike Patton’s 1922 Score Available July 20

PATTON DISCUSSES THE EXPANDED SCORE TO THE STEPHEN KING/NETFLIX FILM, SHARES “SWEETHEART BANDITS 2 ‘WE ALL GET CAUGHT’” VIA THE MODERN SCHOOL OF FILM’S MURMUR RADIO PODCAST: http://www.murmurradio.com/archive/2018/5/13/murmur-83-mike-patton-forever-22

Mike Patton’s (Faith No More, Dead Cross) expanded score to the Stephen King sourced Netflix film, 1922, sees a July 20 release via Ipecac Recordings. It is available for pre-orders, with the collection available digitally and physically on both CD and hardwood colored vinyl, via this link: http://smarturl.it/Patton1922. Pre-orders receive an instant download of “Sweetheart Bandits 2 ‘We All Get Caught.’”

The release serves as Patton’s scoring follow-up to his critically-acclaimed composition to The Place Beyond The Pines, a musical outing that Pitchfork said served as “the glue uniting the film’s three disparate sections and many different tones” and Movie Music UK said Patton offered an “intelligent way of arranging his collages of sounds into fascinating musical effects.”

1922 is based on Stephen King’s 131-page story, telling of a man’s confession of his wife’s murder. The tale is told from the perspective of Wilfred James, the story’s unreliable narrator who admits to killing his wife, Arlette, with his son in Nebraska. But after he buries her body, he finds himself terrorized by rats and, as his life begins to unravel, becomes convinced his wife is haunting him.

May 2, 2018

Dead Cross Release Surprise Self-titled EP, “My Perfect Prisoner” Video Debuts

Dead Cross, the SoCal hardcore outfit featuring Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Misfits), Mike Patton (Faith No More, Tomahawk), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox) and Michael Crain (Retox, Festival of Dead Deer), have released a self-titled, four-track EP via Ipecac Recordings.

News of the EP arrives as the band premieres a video for “My Perfect Prisoner”. The clip was produced by Eric Livingston who also created the cover art for both the band’s full-length debut and this EP.

Dead Cross EP track list:

  1. Skin of a Redneck
  2. My Perfect Prisoner
  3. Shillelagh (Panicker Remix)
  4. Church of the Motherfuckers (Planet B Remix)

Dead Cross, which is also the title of the band’s 2017 full-length debut, is available digitally, with a limited 10-inch black/green swirl vinyl version set for a 29th June release date. Pre-orders are available now: http://smarturl.it/DCep

Dead Cross are bringing their frenetic blitz of thrashing hardcore fury to stages across Europe starting on June 2nd, appearing at major festivals including Primavera Sound (ES), Hellfest (FR), Download (UK & FR), Grasspop (BE), DOUR (BE) and Tuksa (FI), as well as headline club shows across the mainland.

DEAD CROSS TOUR DATES 2018

May 2 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
May 4 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
June 2 - Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
June 3 - Nimes, France @ This Is Not A Love Song Festival
June 5 - Bologna, Italy @ Estragon
June 6 - Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
June 7 - Interlaken, Switzerland @ Greenfield Festival
June 10 - Donington, UK @ Download
June 12 - Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal
June 13 - Munich, Germany @ Backstage Werk
June 14 - Nickelsdorf, Austria @ Novarock
June 16 - Cologne, Germany @ Gloria Theater
June 17 - Paris, France @ Download Paris
June 19 - Lausanne, Switzerland @ Les Docks
June 20 - Cognac, France @ Les Abattoirs
June 22 - Vitoria, Spain @ Azkena Rock Festival
June 23 - Clisson, France @ Hellfest
June 24 - Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop
June 26 - Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Effenaar
June 27 - Hamburg, Germany @ Markthalle
June 29 - Helsinki, Finalnd @ Tuska Metal Festival
July 3 - Berlin, Germany @ SO 36
July 4 - Gydnia, Poland @ Open’er Festival
July 6 - Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde
July 8 - Belfort, France @ Eurokeenes Festival
July 10 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
July 12 - Dour, Belgium @ Dour Festival

Tickets are available now: https://www.facebook.com/deadcrossofficial/app/123966167614127/

Apr. 25, 2018

Spotlights announce new Remix EP, Hanging By Faith, in stores June 15th + video for “The Hanging”

Spotlights - Hanging By Faith

Spotlights, the Brooklyn-based trio who released their Ipecac debut, Seismic, late last year, return with Hanging By Faith, a five-song EP featuring remixes from Void Manes and ISIS/Palms’ Aaron Harris.

The “The Hanging (Hang Us All) Kris Dirksen Remix” video, directed NY-based photographer A.F. Cortes, can be seen here: http://smarturl.it/HangingByFaith.

Pre-orders for the EP, which is available digitally and on limited edition white vinyl, are available at the same link and include an instant download of “The Hanging (Hang Us All) Kris Dirksen Remix.” The fifth song on the album, “Faith,” is a cover of The Cure classic.

"We liked the idea of changing the song titles because, while these remixes really harness the core intention of the original songs, they all took on a completely new life, and totally stand on their own, as new compositions,” explained Mario Quintero. “The new titles were chosen by the people doing the remixes too, which we feel gives the songs even more of a personal touch.”

Hanging By Faith EP tracklist:

  1. The Hanging (Hang Us All) Kris Dirksen Remix
  2. Till Darkness Comes (Ghost of a Glowing Forest) Mario Quintero Remix
  3. Sudden Violent Movement (Seismic) Aaron Harris Remix
  4. Ice Giant (The Size of The Planet) Void Manes Remix
  5. Faith

Spotlights are undergoing a 15-date European tour now, including their debut Roadburn performance. The band plays a hometown, record release show at Brooklyn’s St. Vitus on June 30th. Toby Driver (Kayo Dot) and Somnuri open.

Tour Dates

April 20 - Munster, Germany @ Gleis22
April 21 - Liège, Belgium @ Kultura/Insert Name Festival #4
April 22 - Tilburg, The Netherlands @ Roadburn Festival
April 24 - Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
April 25 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ KB18
April 26 - Dresden, Germany @ Katy’s Garage
April 28 - Graz, Austria @ PPC
April 29 - Wien, Austria @ Arena
April 30 - Cadca, Slovakia @ Acafe
May 1 - Budapest, Hungary @ Robot
May 2 - Cluj-Napoca, Romania @ Form Space
May 3 - Timisoara, Romania @ Reflector
May 4 - Zagreb, Croatia @ Klub Mochvara
May 5 - Luzern, Switzerland @ Neubad-Keller
May 8 - Bern, Switzerland @ Rossli
June 30 - Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus Bar

Apr. 25, 2018

The Melvins Debut New Video, Release New Album, & Embark on a 10-week North American Tour

The Melvins debut “Don’t Forget To Breathe” video + release new album Pinkus Abortion Technician
10-week North American Tour Begins April 26th

Melvins - Pinkus Abortion Technician

“Don’t Forget To Breathe video” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E33KoJYM7Rk
Buy or stream here: http://smarturl.it/MelvinsPinkus

“We’re very excited to have a video for our song ‘Don’t Forget To Breathe,” directed by the hyper-talented Ava Hazelmyer. Hopefully, there will be more collaborations with her in the future,” said Buzz Osborne. “We can’t wait for people to hear Pinkus Abortion Technician AND for them to see both of these killer bassists on our upcoming tours!”

“I like to make scenes devoid of context or overt meaning, explained Hazelmyer (www.avahazelmyer.com). “I like taking everyday things and dropping them into an absurd setting. I like the idea of something being experienced without any preconceived notions or connections.”

The eight-song album is the band’s first to feature two bass tracks on every song, with the bass players being Steve McDonald (Redd Kross, OFF!) and Jeff Pinkus (Butthole Surfers). The Melvins previously shared the songs “Stop Moving To Florida” (https://youtu.be/zqj1c_DrYBY) and “Embrace The Rub” (https://youtu.be/cnbeRJGygtg) from the forthcoming release.

The outfit embarks on a 10-week North American tour on April 26. The trek will feature the Melvins as a four-piece with both Pinkus and McDonald joining Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover.

Tour Dates

April 26 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
April 27 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
April 29 - Dallas, TX @ Tree’s
April 30 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk
May 1 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
May 3 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
May 4 - Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
May 5 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
May 6 - Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theater
May 7 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
May 9 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
May 10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
May 11 - Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
May 12 - Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom
May 13 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
May 14 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
May 16 - Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
May 18 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
May 19 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
May 20 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
May 22 - Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
May 23 - Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone
May 24 - St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
May 25 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
May 26 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
May 27 - Norman, OK @ Opolis
May 29 - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
May 30 - Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room
May 31 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
July 12 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
July 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
July 14 - Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s
July 16 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
July 17 - Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
July 19 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
July 20 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
July 21 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue Nightclub
July 24 - Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
July 25 - Calgary, AB @ Marquee Room
July 27 - Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
July 28 - Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs)
July 29 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
July 30 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
July 31 - Chicago, IL @ Park West
August 2 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
August 3 - Detroit, MI @ El Club
August 4 - Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
August 5 - Indianapolis, IN T@ he Vogue Theatre
August 6 - Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewing Company
August 7 - Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
August 8 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
August 10 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
August 11 - Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
August 13 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
August 14 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse Saloon
August 16 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

Apr. 25, 2018

Mike Patton is bringing Mondo Cane to South America!

Mondo Cane coming to Argentina and Chile

Mike Patton is doing two special Mondo Cane shows in South America this Fall. Check out the dates below, tickets on sale April 26th at Noon local time

Buenos Aires, Argentina – September 6, 2018 - Teatro Gran Rex
Santiago, Chile – September 8, 2018 - Coliseo Santiago

May 5, 2017

Dead Cross Release Self-titled Debut on August 4th

Dead Cross
Dead Cross, the SoCal band featuring Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Misfits), Mike Patton (Faith No More, Tomahawk), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox) and Michael Crain (Retox, Festival of Dead Deer) release their self-titled debut album on Aug. 4 via Ipecac Recordings.

LISTEN TO THE NEW TRACK 'GRAVE SLAVE': https://deadcross.bandcamp.com

“'Grave Slave' is S&M for your ears,” says Lombardo. “Patton’s vocal range and intensity are on full blast throughout this entire album. This song is a two-minute example of what it's like to travel through the depths of his brain while JP, Crain and myself commandeer the vehicle. It's jarring, aggressive and unsettling. We're coming at you hardcore, but leaving you with a kiss.”

“As the song states, we can blow out the candles on the urinal cake,’” adds Pearson. “A track like this only makes complete sense in this climate... absurdity, pigs, neo-fascist authoritarianism... the American dream is alive and well. Well, when the suits and white hoods screw the planet, you get this slab.”

The band plays Riot Fest (Chicago) with more tour dates to be announced soon.

Dead Cross track list:

  1. Seizure and Desist
  2. Idiopathic
  3. Obedience School
  4. Shillelagh
  5. Bela Lugosi’s Dead
  6. Divine Filth
  7. Grave Slave
  8. The Future Has Been Cancelled
  9. Gag Reflex
  10. Church of the Motherfuckers

July 7, 2016

Welcome Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (ORL Projects) to the Ipecac Family!

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez
We're excited to announce that we'll be releasing a series of Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (At The Drive In/Mars Volta) solo albums with the first release, Sworn Virgins, available digitally on July 15.

The previously unreleased albums were recorded from 2008 to 2013, while Rodriguez-Lopez lived in Zapopan, Mexico and as well as his eventual return to El Paso. The titles will be released on a bi-weekly basis with the first spate of albums running through the end of the year. Each album will see a digital release with a limited number of physical copies (CD) available on Rodriguez-Lopez’s various live outings. Following the initial run of releases, a limited edition CD/LP box set will become available.

“The best part about having a record label is that you get to choose to work with people that you really admire,” said Ipecac's Greg Werckman. “We had all admired Omar’s work from afar and then recently got to know him up close. It was so great to find out that as talented as he is, he is an even better human being and we love having him as part of the Ipecac family. But, it seems that he has blatantly taken advantage of our friendship. Sure, we were excited to release his solo catalog... but this many titles??????? What have we gotten ourselves into?”

Rodriguez-Lopez adds, “It’s crucial in this day and age to be able to surround yourself with like minded people that you can share an ethos with. I feel grateful and fortunate enough to have found this with such amazing people: Mike, Greg, Shawn, Marc and the Ipecac family. After throwing around many different project ideas, this seemed like the best place to actually begin, on what will surely be a long lasting collaboration. I can’t think of a better home for these records or of another label crazy enough to put out this much material. The series also owes its blood to the hard work and talents of Jon Debaun and Chris Common, who diligently scouredthrough endless hard drives to find these albums and provide such stellar mixes.”

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez initial release schedule:

Sworn Virgins (July 15)
Corazones (July 29)
Blind Worms Pious Swine (August 12)
Arañas en La Sombra (August 26)
Umbrella Mistress (September 9)
El Bien Y Mal Nos Une (September 23)
Cell Phone Bikini (October 7)
Infinity Drips (October 21)
Weekly Mansions (November 4)
Zapopan (November 18)
Nom De Guerre Cabal (December 2)
Some Need It Lonely (December 16)

http://orlprojects.com/

Apr. 5, 2016

The Melvins Celebrate the Arrival of Baseball Season With “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” Cover

New Album Basses Loaded Arrives June 3; Co-headlining Tour With Napalm Death Underway


Left to right: Dale Crover, Buzz Osborne, Steve McDonald; Photo credit: Mackie Osborne

The Melvins, avid baseball fans that they are, share a cover of the venerable ballpark favorite, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”: https://melvinsofficial.bandcamp.com/album/basses-loaded. The song is featured on the band’s forthcoming album, Basses Loaded (June 3, Ipecac Recordings).

The twelve-song album features six bass players: including Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Redd Kross’ Steve McDonald, Butthole Surfers’ J.D. Pinkus, Big Business’ Jared Warren, Mr. Bungle/Fantomas’ Trevor Dunn (aka Melvins Lite) and Melvins’ drummer Dale Crover swapping the drum kit for bass in the Melvins 1983 iteration.

Basses Loaded pre-orders are available now via the Ipecac webstore (http://bit.ly/IpecacStore), Bandcamp (https://melvinsofficial.bandcamp.com), Amazon (http://hyperurl.co/MelvinsAmazon) and iTunes (hyperurl.co/MelvinsITunes). Digital pre-orders include instant downloads of “Hideous Woman” and “War Pussy.”

Buzz Osborne, Crover and McDonald are currently on tour, enjoying a co-headlining run with friends Napalm Death:

April 5 - Tallahassee, FL @ Sidebar Theatre
April 7 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
April 8 - Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
April 9 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
April 10 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
April 12 - Washington, DC @ 930 Club
April 13 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
April 14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
April 15 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
April 16 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
April 17 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
April 19 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
April 20 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
April 21 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
April 22 - Chicago, IL @ The Metro
April 23 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II (Downstairs)
April 24 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
April 25 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
April 27 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
April 29 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
May 1 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
May 2 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue
May 3 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
May 5 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
May 6 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
May 7 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
May 8 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
May 9 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour (Dead Cross play instead of Melt Banana)

June 3-5 - Bristol, UK @ Temples Festival
June 8 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Jazzhouse
June 11 - Malmo, Sweden @ Babel
June 17 - Clisson, France @ Hellfest

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Apr. 1, 2016

Kaada/Patton "Bacteria Cult" Out Now

Cover for Kaada / Patton - Bacteria Cult

Norwegian composer John Kaada and Mike Patton released their new album, Bacteria Cult, today. The long-awaited, second collaborative album since the 2004 release of Romances.

Mike Patton said of the pair’s reunion: “Working with John Kaada on this latest release was an honor and pure pleasure. His compositions have always resonated deeply with me and his orchestral arrangements for this project are harmonically dense and delicious! Each individual piece is so well constructed and inventively assembled that my vocal passages practically sang themselves. I’m hoping very much that we can seduce some eardrums and welcome listeners into this lush sonic ‘otherworld.’”

The eight-song, orchestral collection, which also features the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, exudes the music Ipecac has become well known for: eclectic, experimental and cinematic. Similar in feel to Fantômas’ Director’s Cut, as Kaada describes it, Bacteria Cult “dwells in the twilight zone where spooky and seductive meet.”

BACTERIA CULT TRACK LISTING:

  1. Red Rainbow
  2. Black Albino
  3. Peste Bubonica
  4. Papillon
  5. Dispossession
  6. A Burnt Out Case
  7. Imodium
  8. Fountain Gasoline

Ipecac Webstore CD/LP: http://bit.ly/IpecacStore
Bandcamp: https://kaadapatton.bandcamp.com
Amazon.com: http://hyperurl.co/BacteriaCultAmazon
iTunes: http://hyperurl.co/BacteriaCultiTunesEU

Feb. 1, 2016

John Kaada and Mike Patton Release First Kaada/Patton Album in 12 Years, "Bacteria Cult"

Norwegian composer John Kaada and Mike Patton have partnered for Bacteria Cult, the pair’s first Kaada/Patton release since 2007’s Kaada/Patton Live DVD and the first album from the musicians since 2004’s Romances.

“Working with John Kaada on this latest release was an honor and pure pleasure,” said Patton of resuming work Kaada. “His compositions have always resonated deeply with me and his orchestral arrangements for this project are harmonically dense and delicious! Each individual piece is so well constructed and inventively assembled that my vocal passages practically sang themselves. I’m hoping very much that we can seduce some eardrums and welcome listeners into this lush sonic ‘otherworld.’”

“We wanted to try new things,” explains Kaada. “Fully utilizing new technologies, combined with a large orchestra, while putting more attention towards melody and structure.”

The eight-song, orchestral collection exudes the music Ipecac has become well known for: eclectic, experimental and cinematic. Similar in feel to Fantômas’ Director’s Cut, as Kaada describes it, Bacteria Cult “dwells in the twilight zone where spooky and seductive meet.”

Cover for Kaada / Patton - Bacteria Cult

Bacteria Cult track list:

1. Red Rainbow
2. Black Albino
3. Peste Bubonica
4. Papillon
5. Dispossession
6. A Burnt Out Case
7. Imodium
8. Fountain Gasoline