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.
Tours, Toys, and Crudo
In case you hadn't noticed, or checked the website, the Ipecac team are turning into road warriors these days. Live is where these bands really shine! Check em out. It is important to support live music. This very second we got the lovely Northern State opening up for Tegan and Sara in Europe. In the US and Canada we got Dub Trio continuing to bring it on a nightly basis and they are heading to Europe soon, and Ipecac stalwarts Dälek are working the US in a couple cool package tours. Also take note that Ipecac overlord, Mike Patton is playing a handful of dates in Europe with Zu and a few with Fennesz. Isis will be warming up the machine soon too! Save those coins.
Also wanted to let you know that there is a new Patton project that is about to show it's face. Yeah, another one. Seems that Mike and Dan the Automator have been cooking up some music and after a little marinating are about to reveal........ CRUDO. Not much is known about Crudo, but we know this, they will be playing the super cool music festival, Sasquatch, at the end of May in the state of Washingtonat the Gorge.
Oh and we have just been informed that we have scored the last 250 complete sets of Ipecac toys and will be selling those through this website in the next month or so. Stay tuned.
Donate to Matt Cronk (QUI) + benefit show
This Thursday, February 21st a benefit show will be taking place at the Echo to help raise money to cover Matt Cronk's medical bills. Please come out and show your support. Below is all the info.
Thursday, February 21st
Darker My Love
Hit Me Back
+ Keith Morris & Sam Velde will be djing
@ the Echo
1822 Sunset Blvd, LA CA
All Ages / 7:30pm / $10
If your in the San Francisco area Friday, February 15th, be sure and stop by Amoeba Music to check out Dub Trio spinning a DJ set! They will also being giving away a pair of tickets for their show at 12 Galaxies that night.
Amoeba Music 1855 Haight St, SF 7-8:30 pm
Hope to see you there!!!
Hey all in the NYC area. A musical legend and friend to the label, Andrew d'Angelo has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. The Trevor Dunn Trio Convulsant has sprung into action playing a benefit show on Feb 22.
Please hep if you can.
We're very happy to announce the release of Dub Trio's Ipecac debut "Another Sound Is Dying" on Jan 29th. These guys have been family for awhile. You may have already seen them while they pulled double duty as the backing and opening band with Peeping Tom or on tour with Gogol Bordello, Clutch, Helmet, Bad Brains or Matisyahu among others. Don't miss their upcoming cd release parties in Brooklyn on Jan 31st and Chicago on Feb 27th and as they head out on a worldwide tour in the upcoming months.
They are currently featured on the cover of Alarm magazine who garnered praise that "It will certainly be one of the best albums of 2008...it is the kind of record that makes you reevaluate your entire record collection."
Their music has recently been heard on HBO Sports Hard Knocks and HBO's Winter Promotional ads and will soon be appearing on Fearless TV and MTV's Rob and Big. A recent live performance recorded in Brooklyn at the Luna Lounge is also available as a free videostream on www.woozyfly.com/dubtrio
Check out the band on the road, listen to their new songs on their myspace, support your local indie stores by buying their album, pick up Alarm magazine, watch them on woozyfly.com and prepare yourselves for their magnus opus - Another Sound Is Dying.
Need a Patton update? Try this!
Want some good advice? Go see the movie "Juno". Great flick, written by a Melvins fan, Diablo Cody!!!! Thanks for the shout out Diablo! 2 thumbs up for sure!
A big end of the year thank you to our friends at Rock-A-Rolla magazine in the UK! They selected 4 of our releases for their end of the year top 30 along with several of our friends bands. We got #3, 6, 14 & 19. While friends landed 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 26 & 28. Great minds think alike!
It's that time of the year... Here is the Rock-A-Rolla staff and contributors' pick of 2007, as seen in Issue 12:
1. Oxbow 'The Narcotic Story'
2. Neurosis 'Given To The Rising'
3. Tomahawk 'Anonymous'
4. Dillinger Escape Plan 'Ire Works'
5. Big Business 'Here Come The Waterworks'
6. Dälek 'Abandoned Language'
7. John Zorn 'Six Litanies For Heliogabalus'
8. Om 'Pilgrimage'
9. Jesu 'Conqueror'
10. Sleepytime Gorilla Museum 'In Glorious Times'
11. The Locust 'New Erections'
12. Angels Of Light 'We Are Him'
13. High On Fire 'Death Is This Communion'
14. Unsane 'Visqueen'
15. Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso UFO 'Crystal Rainbow Pyramid Under The Stars'
16. KTL '2'
17. Pig Destroyer 'Phantom Limb'
18. Fog 'Ditherer'
19. Qui 'Love's Miracle'
20. Pelican 'City Of Echoes '
21. Orthodox 'Amanecer En Puerta Oscura
22. Thurston Moore 'Trees Outside The Academy'
23. Sunburned Hand Of The Man 'Fire Escape'
24. Shining 'Grindstone'
25. Magik Markers 'Boss'
26. Battles 'Mirrored'
27. Caina 'Mourner'
28. Merzbow 'Coma Berenices'
29. Pissed Jeans 'Hope For Men'
30. Liars 'Liars'
Ooops! We forgot to give you some info about how and where to find those groovy Ipecac toys.
You can order them directly from UNKL and be part of the subscription series by going to: http://www.unklbrand.com/blog/news/ipecac-subscriptions-yo/
or you can find them at amongst other places:
* Fugitive Toys (online store: www.fugitivetoys.com)
* Synthetic Compound (comics/toys/weird store in Phoenix, Ariz.: www.myspace.com/syntheticcompound)
* Monkey See, Monkey Do! (comics/toys/other delights in Austin, Texas: www.monkeyseeonline.com)
* LUNA Music (record/toy stores in Indianapolis, Ind.: www.lunamusic.com)
* My Plastic Heart (toy MECCA in New York City: www.myplasticheart.com)
Of course, we strongly encourage you to support your local comic book and toy stores!!!!
We are all about fun and games here at Ipecac. In that tradition, it is with great pride that we announce the 2008 line of collectible Ipecac toys! That is right, check em out:
Starting in January of 2008, each month will release a limited edition (500 of each) figure inspired by one of our many inspirational artists! These will be available in cool toy stores and comic book stores and we will have a handful for sale on our website at some point as well. Some of the bands will be hawking these on the road, but they are sure to go fast.
The story is that we are fans of this very cool toy company based in Portland called UNKL. Wellllllllll it turns out they are fans of Ipecac and had the idea. We are pleased to no end with the outcome. Hopefully you can add some Ipecac to your desk next year.