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.
THE KIDS OF WIDNEY HIGH have their own comic book!!!!!!
The Kids generated story ideas and dialogue and teamed their stories up with a handful of amazing and innovative comic book artists.
Diamond Comics, the ONLY major distributor of U.S. comics, agreed to pick it up for distribution. Not only that, they've made it one of 7 staff picks in this month's catalog! This is pretty awesome considering that there are over 1,000 new books offered in the book.
However, if they don't reach an order plateau of 1,280 copies, Diamond retains the right to not distribute the book.
The comic book was financed by the teachers/bandmembers involved with the band and all of the proceeds raised through the sales will go back to them and the band. We need everyone to order this book or ask your local comic shop for it.
To find a comic shop near you, check out the Comic Shop Locator here:
Once you've found your comic shop, the book is located on page 187 of the November 2009 issue of Previews. The order code is NOV090619. This code is important because, as I said, there are many many titles offered monthly in the catalog.
R.I.P. Ajile Turner
We at Ipecac have been saddened to learn of the recent passing of a friend, Ajile Turner.
Mike Patton Futurist Noise Composition to Be Performed in SF and NY
Now here is a cool show to check out. Mike Patton recently wrote a musical piece for a futurist noise series that will be performed by musicians and composers in both San Francisco and New York City.
The SF show is October 16th at MOMA/Yerba Buena
The New York show is November 12th at Town Hall
The list of musicians that composed the music is VERY impressive. Check it out. Mike will NOT be performing.
What’s a “Chicken Switch”?
How can the US reform it’s health care system?
Does David Hasselhof have a drinking problem?
What’s with the weather?
Is there anything better on TV than “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”?
When is a new Melvins record not a new Melvins record?
Well, we can’t figure out the Kardashians for you, but we can tell you this, there is a “new” Melvins record out, and it’s called “Chicken Switch”. It includes some of the Melvins coolest songs from the past, but the twist is, these songs have been remixed by some of the leading purveyors of underground, noise music. You got your Speedranch, Matmos, Eye from the Boredoms, Lee Ronaldo, Merzbow and more reinterpreting songs you’ve cherished since childhood. Hard to call most of these remixes as they stand on their own as new tunes. This project was spearheaded by you the Melvins fans at the Melvins website with the Melvins stamp of approval. So it’s gotta be good, right?
This will keep you satisfied until the new Melvins studio record is unleashed in mid 2010.
So, what’s a “Chicken Switch”?
Support Great Music
Hey friends. Every once in awhile we like to give you some musical advice. Here are a couple hot tips. Don't miss the Soulsavers on tour now! Their new record "Broken", is one of the years best. Mike Patton does a guest turn on one track too.
Also tearing it up on the road is Kid Koala. A true original. Always a fun show and you can download his new project, The Slew, at: http://www.nufonia.com/ice-cream-news/theslew
Ok, go support great music!
R.I.P. Grand Master Roc Raida
We are very sad to report, that legendary X-Ecutioners DJ Grand Master Roc Raida died Sept 19th at the age of 37. Roc was an innovator and a great guy and will be missed.
MadLove Record Release Party in Brooklyn!
Wednesday, September 16th at Southpaw
Trevor Dunn's Madlove (Fantomas / Mr.Bungle) CD release show
w/ Jim Black's Alas No Axis
Student discount with valid college ID
$11 advance / $12 day of show
8 pm doors / 8:30 pm show
125 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217-3227
MadLove's Debut Album “White with Foam” Is Out Now!
Trevor Dunn is family. Trevor holds a sacred spot on the Ipecac board of directors. Trevor is an amazingly talented musician. Trevor does not often get the spotlight. You’ve seen is hair grow, only to be cut off. You know him from Mr Bungle, Fantômas, the Melvins, Trio Convulsant and many other collaborative efforts. Now we offer you the latest in the Dunn oeuvre, the band is MadLove, the album is “White with Foam” and it’s out now!
MadLove is a group of very talented players. The songs veer from rock to pop and back to rock in the catchy tradition of bands like Cheap Trick. Perhaps not what you expected? Eat it up! Stay tuned for MadLove tour dates!!!! Every music collection needs some Trevor Dunn. Trevor, Sunny, Ches, Hilmar & Erik are MadLove and this is “White with Foam”.
Some Patton Love on Satellite Radio
Hey satellite radio fans, if you missed some Patton love on “Liquid Metal” (XM 42 / SIRIUS 27) on Wednesday at 7:00 PM ET, you can catch it again today, Friday, at 4:00 PM ET and Sunday at 1:00 PM ET.
Mondo Cane is NOT going to be in Paris on Feb. 19 & 20
It has come to our attention that tickets are being sold for Mike Patton's Mondo Cane in Paris on February 19 & 20. Unfortunately these dates are not correct. Mike did not agree to these dates. If you bought tickets, please get a refund. We are working on getting the correct dates.