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.
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.
Hooray for Hollywood!
Take note if you are a movie fan. There is a little film coming out in December called "I Am Legend" that features our very own Mike Patton. It also stars some actor named Will Smith. The tricky part is, you won't see Mike, but you'll hear him. He is the voice of the creatures in the movie. That is right, the evil screams and howls coming from the "creatures" will be courtesy of Mike. Seems he is getting a lot of requests to do evil/monster/zombie noises and sounds. Remember he is the Darkness in the game of the same name and even shows up in the game Portal as well!!!
2 thumbs up! Wonder if there is an academy award category for creature voices???
*Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal return to their desert roots on Sunday, December 9th for a gig at the McCallum Theater in Palm Desert, CA. Net proceeds from the show will go to benefit various Coachella Valley charities and organizations including Operation Safe House and Palm Desert High School. Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 16th at 9am at the McCallum Theatre Box office, online at www.mccallum-theatre.com, or by phone at 760-340-ARTS.
It is finally here and people are already digging it! The long awaited, much anticipated brand new record from Imani Coppola "The Black & White Album" is out now!!!!!!!
For those of you that know a bit about music from more than 3 weeks ago you might remember her previous work including the 1997 hit "Legend of a Cowgirl" from her debut record CHUPACABRA or more recently as the violinist/vocalist in the touring Peeping Tom band.
Well, this new record IS Imani! Dealing with various issues in her life as a biracial woman living in Brooklyn NY. It did not take long to get noticed either as recent rave reviews in Entertainment Weekly and inclusion in a recent episode of Greys Anatomy can attest. Imani is putting the finishing touches on her new Little Jackie project too, so be warned, she is an artist to be reckoned with. The moods on the "Black & White Album" cover her varied influences from pop-rock-hip hop-r&b. Check it out!
Big ups McDreamy!
Another episode of Grey's Anatomy and another Ipecac artist gets some deserved exposure. On yesterday's episode you might have heard a track from Imani Coppola's "Black & White Album". The new record is out Nov 6th. A nice way to launch it!!!
Once in awhile the real world intervenes during our rock and roll fantasy. Due to the wildfires in Southern California, tomorrow night's Melvins show in San Diego has been cancelled. Please visit club or ticket outlet for refunds. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the blazes.
Ipecac continues to creep into the mainstream. It's kind of cool!
First off, congrats to Brian Reitzell, David Slade and the cast and crew of "30 Days of Night", the number 1 movie in America over the opening weekend. The reviews are mixed, but that is because horror movies generally get bad reviews, but trust us, you will jump out of your seat several times, and the gore factor is off the charts. It is beautiful in a very dark way , oh and the music is amazing! If you are looking for a great horror background for a halloween party or just a soundtrack fan, pick up the original score by famed supervisor/scorer Brian Reitzell on Ipecac next week (on iTunes now).
And those Northern State gals continue to soar. The first 3 minutes of last weeks "Grey's Anatomy" tv show featured "Better Already" from Northern State's new CD "Can I Keep This Pen". Go go go!
More soon: 30 Days of Night soundtrack, the long awaited Imani Coppola album, the Queens of the Stone Age vinyl, the Kaada/Patton live DVD all coming in the next month and watch for tour dates from a bunch of our bands listed in calendar section.