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Celebrating 10 Years!
As many of you know, on April 1st, Ipecac Recordings turns 10 years old. We don't have any big party to invite you to, or a special release to give you or sell you. We simply would like to thank you for your support. It is amazing that we have survived 10 years. In the beginning, we were not even sure we wanted to be a "real" label. Some would say we aren't. We did not have lofty expectations, we just wanted to put out some CDs that we liked that might not fit in anywhere else. We have covered a lot of ground in 10 years and hope to continue the journey for another 10.
This would not have been possible without three VERY important groups of people.
1) We are eternally grateful to all the people that have worked with us behind the scenes. The employees, the interns, the sales people and distributors around the world that we have worked with, the publicists, etc. This has truly been a team effort and we have been lucky to have worked with some great team players.
2) YOU! We are also beyond grateful for our loyal and patient fanbase. Despite not really having a sound, or look or ever being considered "hip", we have developed a strong identity thanks to you, our supporters. By buying CDs, shirts, tickets etc. you enable us to keep going. We know that no one loves everything we do, but it is nice to see so many willing to try things with us. We take nothing for granted and appreciate everything you do for us. It is not easy to survive in this economy and in this often times hideous industry.
3) Finally, it really is all about the artists. Damn, it is cool for us to look at our discography (on our updated website!). So many cool releases. They are all important and special to us. The artists we have worked with are not only talented but damn fine people too. That makes all the work we put into it worthwhile. Our artists are our friends, I can honestly say. Not every record has sold a ton, but we measure success by looking beyond the accounting sheets. You all deserve platinum records!!!! THANKS for letting us work with you.
Ok, that's it for now. Happy Birthday to us all!!!
Greg, Mike & Shawn
Long live Lux!
Long live Lux!
Wow! Maybe we oughta move to Norway!
Our very own Farmers Market just won the Norwegian Grammy for best album in the open class for "Surfin' USSR". Congrats! Well done.
Avant theatre fans have a special treat being unveiled for them in New York City soon!
Richard Foreman is one of the most important theatre directors in the world, and has been a personal hero of John Zorn's for over 30 years. These two masters of the bizarre have now collaborated on a theatre/music piece and it is opening on February 5th at the Ontological-Hysteric Theatre at St Marks in the Bowery, New York City. This is one of those things that can only happen downtown—independent of any special grants, funding, institution or administration. ASTRONOME is the intense second CD featuring Mike Patton, Trevor Dunn and Joey Baron, and Richard Foreman's staging of it is absolutely stunning. Please make a special effort to see this once in a lifetime event, opening FEBRUARY 5 AND RUNNING FOR ONLY TWO MONTHS!
FOR DETAILS: http://www.ontological.com/
Hey Patton Fans!
Check out the new John Zorn release on Tzadik.
John Zorn: The Crucible
The legendary Moonchild trio returns for another intense journey into the worlds of magic, alchemy and witchcraft. Following one of Zorn’s true masterpieces Six Litanies for Heliogabalus, this fourth volume streamlines and simplifies the music with new melodic elements bringing Zorn’s sax and the lyricism of Masada into the power and structural complexity of the patented Moonchild sound. With Patton using his prodigious voice to sing melodies in addition to his preverbal screams and howls, The Crucible is another bold step from mad alchemist John Zorn. Including special guest guitarist Marc Ribot on one Led Zeppelin influenced track, this is a rocking new installment to the Moonchild-Astronome-Heliogabalus legacy.
Joey Baron: Drums
Trevor Dunn: Bass
Mike Patton: Voice
Marc Ribot: Guitar
John Zorn: Alto Sax
Round up the kids and take them to Pancake Mountain with the Melvins!
Looking for that special holiday present for the freak in your life?
We have just released the LAST 30 sets of the limited edition Ipecac toy collection. These will not be available after we run out. Get em at the Ipecac shop online only.
Crikey, the secret is out!!!
Fantômas has been invited to be part of Big Day Out in Australia and New Zealand. They will also be playing a few side shows supporting Serj Tankian in Australia. Come out and enjoy "The Director's Cut" tour down under!
Kevin Rutmanis Update
Hey there! Some of you have been wondering what the hell has our friend Kevin Rutmanis (Cows, Melvins, Tomahawk) been up to. Well if you are in LA, you can find out.
Kevin's first ever solo art gallery showing (paintings,sculptures) is Jan 17th - Feb 7th at DIY gallery, 1218 Temple Blvd., LA, CA 90026, 213/977-9602
then his latest musical offering, Hepa-Titus plays the Smell in LA on Feb 12th.
Time to catch up with old friends!
Get your tickets!
Still some tickets left for the once in a lifetime ATP festival in the UK, also a handful of tickets left for the The Fantômas London show and the Melvins London show. These bands will not be around for awhile after this!!!