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.
Zach Hill's Debut Solo Album
There are musicians and then there are MUSICIANS. We like to brag that we work with some great ones, some well known, some undiscovered. Well, we are proud to announce the debut solo release of one the most talented musicians out there. Zach Hill presents, "Astrological Straits", a 2 CD set of pure musical orgasm.
Most know Zach from his days as a founding member of the late, great Hella. Others know him from his varied collaborations with Team Sleep, Goon Moon, Sun Ra, Nels Cline, Mike Patton, Joanna Newsom etc etc.. He has played with many and this release serves as is a culmination of all that has come before.
"Astrological Straits" is packed with guest stars like Les Claypool, Chino Moreno and others, but it is Zach's twisted vision and playing and songwriting that drive this release. The second CD is a stroll into exptressionistic jazz territory. Quite a trip when it is all digested.
Sacramento's avant garde flag waver, Zach Hill, fires the first shot of what is sure to be an interesting and successful solo career!
For those of you that have been waiting, catch the best show on television when it will air a very special 2 part, half hour episode (The show's first ever!) on August 24th. These will feature Mike Patton. ROCK!
Introducing Tanya Tagaq
We pride ouselves in introducing you to fresh and unique artists. Well Tanya Tagaq is certainly that. She is an acclaimed Inuk throat singer. Out of this world! Get a peak into her new record "Auk-blood" that we are releasing in September by visiting her MySpace page.
Listen for Patton on the track "Fire Ikuma" Tagaq has collaborated with Bjork and the Kronos Quartet. She performs truly traditional Canadian music. Discover Tagaq.
New Metalocalypse Dates
Hey Metalocalypse fans! The new episodes featuring our own Mike Patton were moved to August 3 & August 10th.
Hopefully, you are already a fan of the amazing cartoon on Adult Swim, Metalocalypse, if you are not, get over to your youtubing and watch some of the very clever metal episodes. Well make sure you tune in on August 3rd & 10th at midnight for the guest appearance of our very own Mike Patton, playing the crucial role of reformed rocker Rikki Kix. That is on the Cartoon Network. You will be hooked on one of the best things you can find on TV.
“Nude With Boots” is out now!
YES!! It is on! The new Melvins opus, "Nude With Boots" is out and and the world domination tour begins tonight in Hollyweird California with a free show and autograph session at world famous Amoeba Records!!! The reviews are unanimous, this record rocks. How can a band that has been around for nearly 25 years keep getting better??? Hot damn. The Big Business fellas are once again part of the team. Watch the latest Melvins chapter unfold at 6pm this evening on Sunset Blvd. "Nude With Boots" out everywhere.
New Melvins Tour Dates
Check out new tour dates including the Melvins invading South America!!!!
Much love to the family and friends of Judy Goodmark.
Sure, there are a lot of record labels out there, there just are not a lot of interesting record labels out there. And despite what you hear, there is in fact still a need for record labels. So we are proud to announce that a friend and part of the Ipecac family, MC Dälek, is starting his own label, Deadverse Recordings!
Now this is one to watch! Please, show your support!
The Deadverse Recordings website will be launching shortly, for more information, visit:
Hey Melvins fanatics! Here is your chance to preorder the newest Melvins opus, "Nude With Boots" and also support one of the coolest chains of independent record stores in the world, Newbury Comics. Follow this link to preorder and get your autographed booklet:
Also note that the US Melvins/Big Business tour dates are posted. Stay tuned for more dates around the world. ROCK lives!!!!! So do cool record stores.
New Melvins Tour Dates!
It is on, once again. With the release next month of the Melvins new record "Nude With Boots" comes word of the beginning of another Melvins/Big Business world tour! We have posted the first of the dates we have received. We have been told that more US dates will be added as well as European and Brazilian dates, stay tuned. Show up nude with only your boots on to get special VIP treatment!