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.
Summer is around the corner. Need something refreshing for a party or to win the affections of that special someone?
Of course we take great pride in all of the bands we work with, however, once in awhile you get the chance to work with a true music innovator. The Young Gods are hall of famers for sure!!! The Swiss industrial band has been around for 20 years, and while longevity does not always equate to quality, we are thrilled to present to you the latest full length release from TYG, "Super Ready/Fragmente". This is certain to go down as one of their classic releases. The combination of beautiful atmospheres with grinding/blasting squalls of sound make this one a keeper. There is a reason that bands like Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, KMFDM and even David Bowie have cited The Young Gods as an influence. Embraced by fans of rock, metal, dance, electronic, ambient, techno, industrial & goth, whether singing in French or English, The Young Gods are still relevant today as they were 20 years ago. Grab "Super Ready" today!!!!
It is not just about discovering new bands, once in awhile a band that has been around for some time becomes available. We could not be happier to announce that we welcome one of our all time faves, UNSANE to our humble label. "Visqueen" finds the NYC underground noise fiends in top form. This is music that will wake you up and get you grinding your teeth. They have been called "foul and fascinating" but we like to simply state that this trio rocks! Get your rock on indeed. More of the artwork you've come to expect too. Go see the movie 300 then head right to the record store to pick up "Visqueen" by UNSANE. Now that is nice day out.
New Fan Creation
Speaking of Dälek, you have the new record, right? Their music is featured in an indie film created by an Ipecac fan. It is important to support independent artists! Check out the trailer: www.myspace.com/shaungarea
Q. What is a Goon Moon?
When you are a small record label, you are like family. Our bands are our children. This label is built on what we like to think are unique and talented bands. The foundation of this label was built on 3 bands in particular (not counting one of the owners bands). The original 3 were the Melvins, Isis and Dälek. They are our board of directors. Whenever one of these bands call, we clear our desks. It is cool to watch these bands grow and develop right along with us. The Melvins and Isis both recently released their strongest offerings ever and we could not be happier or prouder to announce that Dälek are back, with by far their best yet: "ABANDONED LANGUAGE".
Grab your headphones and get lost in the structured soundscapes that this New Jersey duo have created. The Dark Side of the Moon of the modern day hip hop scene. While built on hip hop, this band and this record take you into many musical genres. If you have never tasted Dälek before, do it now!
We've been told they are too noisy for the hip hop crowd and too hip hop for the hipster indie rock or noise crowds, which is exactly why we love them. They have just begun a never ending tour to promote this record as well. Check it out in our calendar section.
In record stores now "ABANDONED LANGUAGE" by Dälek, truly our brothers from another mother and the very reason we exist!
Staying on the art tip, 2 of our bands, Dälek (you should be spinning their new CD) and the Young Gods (new CD comes out in April) are part of the Swiss Institute's concert series in New York City. Check it out! Time to expand!!!!!
FINAL - "THE PROCESS VI" CONCERT-SERIES CURATED BY GEORG GATSAS
Swiss artist Georg Gatsas captures the protagonists of the art and music scenes in the USA and in Europe in photographs taken in intimate proximity. Icons such as Breyer P-Orridge, Jim Thirlwell, Marty Rev and many others open their doors to him, posing for bohemian home stories. Gatsas' approach of getting extremely close is at once stunning and refreshing as it can be seen in his exhibition “The Process VI”. It will be at the Swiss Institute in NYC from March 21 till May 1 2007.
Included in the exhibition will be also a sound installation by Jacob Kirkegaard and a curatorial room by Georg Gatsas which consists work from the following artists: Lizzi Bougatsos, Breyer P-Orridge, Ira Cohen, Brian DeGraw, Amy Granat, Manon, Kembra Pfahler.
Connected with the exhibition will be a curated concert series by Gatsas from May 2 till May 4:
May 2: IRA COHEN (NYC)
MAY 3: DÄLEK (NYC) / NORBERT MÖSLANG (CH) / TOMAS KORBER (CH)
MAY 4: I.U.D. (NYC) / THE YOUNG GODS (CH)
For additional info on the exhibition and the concert series, please go to:
How cool is this? We are getting all arty farty on ya!
(the) Melvins @ (the) Mandrake
February 17th - March 24th, 2007
Opening February 17th, 6-8 p.m.
2692 S. La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles, CA. 90034.
Mandrake is pleased to announce the opening of their third exhibition, (the) Melvins @ (the) Mandrake, organized by Bob Nickas, curatorial advisor to MoMa PS1 in New York City, and a long-time and devoted fan of the band.
The exhibition will present more than thirty artists, who will make album covers for the Melvins, the influential band that brought together metal, punk, and primordial riffs, giving the world - for better or worse - Nirvana and grunge.
Artists include: Santiago Alandra, Matthew Brannon, Georgeanne Deen, Sam Durant, Anthony Elms, Jason Fox, Amy Gartrell, Torben Giehler, Wayne Gonzales, Tom Hazelmyer, Adam Helms, Ryan Iverson, Cameron Jamie, Irena Knezevic, Jutta Koether, Tim Lokiec, Justin Lowe, Brendan Majewski, Cameron Martin, Adam McEwen, Keegan McHargue, Thurston Moore, Dave Muller, Chuck Nanney, Mackie Osborne, Ted O'Sullivan, Erik Parker, Steven Parrino, Nora Jean Petersen, Lisa Ruyter, Michelle Segre, David Silver, Meredyth Sparks, Fred Tomaselli, John Tremblay, Banks Violette, Kelley Walker, Claude Wampler, Chuck Webster, Christopher Williams, Kevin Willis, and Kevin Zucker.
Some of us folks at Ipecac reside in California. But it seems we just were not showing enough Cali love. We scoured the stat looking for another Cali artist that represents what we are all about. We settled on our state capitol, Sacramento. We tried but could not land the most talented Sactown musician, Ron Artest, so we settled for second best. In this case, runner up is a beaut! Call it prog rock or whatever you want, but the truth is, Hella have been creating some of the most off the wall, deep, original music for years. We are beyond proud to offer to you their brand new full length "There Is No 666 In Outer Space". You might have seen them on the road opening for Mars Volta or System of a Down. If so, you know what it is all about! This record takes it to a new level. At times they are a 2 headed monster, Zach and Spencer are sick talented dudes. Tune in today! HELLA has arrived!!!!!
The new Hella record is not the only new release we are celebrating. Congrats Rai and John!!!!!! Viva James has arrived!!!! The Ipecac family grows!!!!