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.
MAURICIO KAGEL, R.I.P.
The world has lost one of the great contemporary classical composers.
Kids of Widney High
Hey all, the Kids of Widney High just got back from their west cost tour and documented it, in case you did not make any of the shows.
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 is out now by visiting her MySpace page. Then purchase our first ever digital only release! http://www.myspace.com/tagaq Listen for Patton on the track "Fire Ikuma", Buck 65 guests as well. Tagaq has collaborated with Bjork and the Kronos Quartet. She performs truly traditional Canadian music. Discover Tagaq.
FantômasMelvins Big Band DVD
Hey, all you DVD craving peeps. Here is a cool one for you. We had a very special live performance of the FantômasMelvins Big Band taped a couple years ago in England and it came out GREAT. The band ripped that night and friends of ours fancied up the footage and alas a Big Band DVD is out everywhere now. We hope to do more of these as well. Who knows when or if this group of musicians will play together again, it is a great souvenir of 2 bands joining forces to play each others songs. As a bonus, we even did a top secret commentary track, where limoncello aficionado, Danny DeVito and friends like Dale & Buzz from the Melvins break down the concert to give you behind the scenes insight into the show. (well, that is what they were supposed to do, but they get a little side tracked)
Melvins Dates Rescheduled
The Melvins dates that were cancelled last week in California have been rescheduled for late November. Check calendar section. Sorry for the inconvenience. The band has recovered.
Vote for Imani Coppola!
It's not often when of friend of ours is running with the likes of Coldplay and Mariah Carey! But time to campaign for Imani Coppola! Go to the link below and vote for her new video from her Little Jackie project at VH1. You scroll down to find Little Jackie then drag it over to the right to vote for her! We can get Little Jackie in heavy rotation on VH1 and teach that John Legend fella a lesson!
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.