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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

Jan. 28, 2016

We've Launched A Bandcamp Digital Store

Many of you have asked, and we’ve answered. You can now buy high quality WAV, FLAC and MP3s at our newly launch Ipecac Bandcamp store: https://ipecacrecordings.bandcamp.com

Right now we only have 15 artists on there from the like of Melvins, Le Butcherettes, Tomahawk and more. We’re working on adding on even more of our catalog, but check it out now and start fulfilling your digital wishes!

Jan. 25, 2016

Le Butcherettes Headlining North America + Hitting Europe With At The Drive-In

The consistently excellent rocking tour de force that is Le Butcherettes have announced the latest chapter in their sustained touring efforts. The band will headline North America starting in early March, then head over to Europe where they’ll support At The Drive-In. Dates are below, and make sure to look out soon for a new single and video from “A Raw Youth”

North American Headlining Tour
March 2 // St. Louis MO at The Firebird
March 3 // Chicago IL at Subterranean
March 4 // Columbus OH at Ace of Cups
March 5 // Toronto ON at Velvet Underground
March 7 // New York NY at Studio at Webster Hall
March 9 // Brooklyn NY at Rough Trade NYC
March 10 // New Haven CT at Cafe Nine
March 11 // Philadelphia PA at Underground Arts - Black Box
March 13 // Washington DC at DC9 Nightclub
March 15 // Atlanta GA at The Masquerade - Hell Stage
March 16 // Nashville TN at The Stone Fox
March 18 // Dallas TX at Spillover Fest
March 20 // Houston TX at Rudyards Beer Bar

Europe With At The Drive-In
March 26 // Dublin Ireland @ Vicar Street
March 27 // London, UK @ Roundhouse
March 29 // Paris France @ Le Trianon
March 30 // Cologne Germany @ Palladium
March 31 // Amsterdam Netherlands @ Melkweg
April 1 // Brussels Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
April 2 // Luxembourg @ Den Atelier
April 4 // Berlin Germany @ Columbiahalle
April 5 // Vienna Austria @ Arena Vienna
April 7 // Milan Italy @ Fabrique
April 8 // Lausanne Switzerland @ Impetus Festival (Les Docks)
April 10 // Barcelona Spain @ Razzmatazz


Dec. 16, 2015

Faith No More Premieres “Separation Anxiety” Video

The guys in Faith No More have given us a holiday treat with a video for “Separation Anxiety” from the Sol Invictus album. The video was edited by finchlynch and features footage form the classic movie, “Daughter Of Horror”. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpXk4Yiz8fs

Pick up the album at your favorite retailer, digital outlet or the band's webstore
iTunes: http://geni.us/2L7x
CD: http://hyperurl.co/n322xg
LP: http://hyperurl.co/ydzvfa
FNM Webstore US: http://solinvictus.kungfustore.com
FNM Webstore EU: http://faithnomore.firebrandstores.com

Dec. 1, 2015

The Melvins and Napalm Death Team up for Savage Imperial Death March Tour in 2016; Melt Banana Opens

Napalm Death and the Melvins join forces for the Savage Imperial Death March Tour, a six-week Spring trek that that kicks off on March 26 at The Marquee in Phoenix, Ariz.

“We have been talking about doing a tour like this for a long time so we are thrilled it’s finally happening,” says Napalm Death bass player Shane Embury. “Having been long time fans and friends of the Melvins we are very happy to be embarking on this six-week tour of musical madness with them and Melt Banana. Expect the unexpected!”

Melvins’ singer/guitar player Buzz Osborne added: “Napalm Death sounds like a gorilla on LSD firing a machine gun… and I mean that in a good way. We’re happy to be heading out with the ultimate grindcore pioneers.”

This isn’t the first time the two bands have collaborated. In 2004, Buzz Osborne, Shane Embury and Danny Herrera played together in Venomous Concept, with their debut release (Retroactive Abortion) coming out via Ipecac Recordings.

Savage Imperial Death March Tour dates (tickets for all shows are on-sale this Friday, Dec. 4):

March 26 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee
March 28 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
March 30 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
March 31 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
April 1 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
April 2 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
April 3 - Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
April 4 - Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
April 5 - Tallahassee, FL @ Sidebar Theater
April 7 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The 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 @ The 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

Dec. 1, 2015

The Melvins’ Across the USA 51 in Days: The Movie! Available Now

The Melvins released Across The USA in 51 Days: The Movie! on Friday. The DVD release, filmed by the band and crew during their 2012 attempt to break the record for the fastest tour of the United States (plus DC), dedicates one minute to each state (and district) along the ambitious outing. The film is available now via Ipecac Recordings (http://bit.ly/1MPOgWK) and Amazon (http://hyperurl.co/m5a0mr).

Dec. 1, 2015

Looking for Guitar Lessons?


Our good friend Duane Denison (Jesus Lizard, Hank Williams III, The Unsemble, Tomahawk) is offering group or private guitar and composition lessons, all live and all materials included. You can sign up at www.lessonface.com, it's a great music site, and has been featured in Guitar World. Be sure to catch the upcoming group series "Harmonic and Melodic Exercises for the Modern Guitarist" that starts in early 2016! Check it out!

Nov. 9, 2015

Nevermen (Doseone, Tunde Adebimpe, Mike Patton) set Jan. 29 Release Date for Self-titled Debut

Nevermen, the leaderless trio of Tunde Adebimpe (TV On The Radio), Adam “Doseone” Drucker (Anticon/cLOUDDEAD) and Mike Patton (Faith No More/Tomahawk) has set a Jan. 29 release date for their self-titled debut, Nevermen (North America: Ipecac Recordings; Internationally: Lex Records). Check out the first single, “Tough Towns” here: http://bit.ly/1Nh1F9M

Pre-order the 10-song album now
iTunes - http://apple.co/1MnLsmR
Ipecac Webstore CD: https://merchaye-revolve.squarespace.com/ipecac-music/nevermen-nevermen-cd
Ipecac Webstore LP (triple gatefold packaging): https://merchaye-revolve.squarespace.com/ipecac-music/nevermen-nevermen-lp
Ipecac Webstore Ltd. LP: http://www.merchaye-revolve.com/ipecac-music/nevermen-nevermen-violet-lp

Nevermen is neither side-project nor super group; it's merely meant to be — a years-in-the-making partnership in which these men shared all duties, discovering their collective sound with the sort of glee and freedom usually reserved for first-timers. Amid this wild, weird churn of rock, pop, rap, soul, and other, it's shockingly easy to lose track of who's singing at what moment, and that's the point: to quote Tunde/Adam/Mike in song, "The frontman digests its self." Nevermen, the album, finds these three giants shredding their egos to get at the heart of why they do what they do, to explore the hopes and fears and wins and losses of anyone who carves career out of what started as dream.