This page will provide the latest official news from Ipecac Recordings. Please be sure to read through these articles before contacting Ipecac Recordings with a question that may be answered here.
On 10/9/07 Bifocal Media will be releasing a new book of comic art by Brian Walsby (MANCHILD) packaged with the Melvins “Making Love Demos” CD.
For the past 20 Years Mr. Walsby has had his satirical comic doodles published in everything from Maximum Rocknroll and Chunklet to Hustler's “Barely Legal”. Brian has created album art for bands ranging from 7-Seconds to the Melvins. He's also found time to play drums for the likes of Polvo, Snake Nation, Ryan Adams, Double Negative and tons of other bands.
MANCHILD 3 includes the Melvins 2006 illustrated tour diary.
The Melvins “Making Love Demos” were recorded in 1987, dubbed for a few folks (Mr. Walsby included), and forgotten about...until now. The CD includes 8 unreleased tracks. Four of them were re-tooled and re-recorded for the Ozma record. Four of them exist only on this CD. Here's a few choice Quotes from Buzz regarding the Walsby/Melvins love affair:
“I don't even have a copy of these songs, how the hell did he get them? Did we give him permission for this?”
“Brian Walsby is brutal. His art Hilariously cuts to the honest bone leaving no prisoners. I've always been able to depend on Brian to tell me the no bullshit truth. This is refreshing in a mostly "fuck you" world.”
“This is a perfect home for these songs. The Melvins support Brian Walsby in every way legal and illegal.”
NORTHERN STATE'S "Can I Keep This Pen?" is out NOW!!!!! Check out their tour dates too!
Northern State fever is sweeping the world!
The new record "Can I Keep This Pen?" comes out Tuesday August 28th!
* The music video, directed by Sean Donnely, of the hit song "Better Already" makes it's world debut today at AOL's Spinner: http://www.spinner.com/
Check out this hip clip!
* Then the girls will be performing FOR FREE at the Virgin MegaStore in Union Square on Tuesday Aug. 28 (release day!!!) at 6:30 pm. come watch them play in a record store and sign copies of the record... if you buy a copy of the record that day you get a free CAN I KEEP THIS PEN? promotional pen. that's right, a FREE pen and a FREE show.
* Finally, for the full Northern State experience please join team Ipecac at the record release party/show at Luna Lounge in Williamsburg Brooklyn-Wednesday night Aug. 29th.it will be fun and will include the following things: costumes, Murray Hill MCing the event and hosting a dance contest , Palomar, Holy Hail, DJ Lindsey Pearl, never ending frivolity. And we think work is cancelled the next day to celebrate Northern State's brand new CD, "Can I Keep This Pen?"
Hey all! We are not normally prone to asking for handouts or getting involved in your personal politics, but our cousin, Henry Rollins, recently asked for our help to spread awareness about the new developments in the West Memphis 3 case. It is a case that involves the US legal system and the rights of the haves vs. the have nots. Take a look at:
If you are interested or able to help out, please do. We did. Spread the word!
Oh my. Back so soon? The Melvins are hitting the road again this fall for a US tour. These guys never stop. Check out the dates in the tour date section of our website. Supporting will be Big Business as well as a special performance/screening of the Purge of Dissidents DVD featuring animation by Dalek and music by Tom Hazelmeyer !
Christmas is just around the corner. Don't miss the brand new fully stocked Peeping Tom store at our website. Also, our Melvins got their own store going at http://cinderblock.com/bands/index.aspx?site=mel including their new collectible toy!
Hey all! Wanna check out Northern State live and in action???
They Will Be The Featured Performance On Fearless TV on the Fox Network This Saturday Evening, August 11th, 12:30 AM (Eastern time)
You know her and love her as part of the Peeping Tom touring band, well it turns out the others are digging Butterscotch too! She is in the final 8 on the TV show America's Got Talent !!! Check it out to vote for her and see her in action!! Go Butterscotch!!!!
Northern State is about to launch!!!!
Northern State Live @ Virgin Union Square August 28th 6:30pm!
Brooklyn's own chick-hop trio celebrate the release of their new CD,
"Can I Keep This Pen?- out 8/28 on Ipecac Recordings.
Get a free limited edition Northern State pen with purchase of "Can I Keep This Pen?" on the day of the in-store, while supplies last.
Virgin Megastore-52 East 14th St, New York City
Look for tour dates of Northern State opening for Tegan and Sara!!!!!
Those little devils! Pollard (guided by voices) and Tobias aka the Circus Devils are preparing for their forthcoming ipecac debut full length, "Sgt. Disco" by turning out a couple perfectly oddball music videos. This band is happily offbeat and unpredictable, so analyze these choice cuts while waiting for the record.