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.
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!!!!
Hey look! PEEPING TOM is doing a US tour headlining in April!!!!! Check out dates in the calendar section. Looking into Australia/NZ/Japan/South America and more Europe later in the year!!!
For those about to rock....... pick up that axe. You could be the next Duane Denison!
It's that time of the year, we look back on the past year ( Isis, Melvins, Mouse on Mars, Peeping Tom, etc, etc) but more importantly look forward to the new year. 2007 promises to be a great one for all things Ipecac. Here is some of what you can expect in 2007 (in no particular order):
new releases from:
- Goon Moon (Twiggy Ramirez & Chris Goss & Zach Hill)
- Eyvind Kang
- Tom Hazelmyer & Dalek CD & DVD (a mix of music and animation from world renowned artist Dalek and muso Haze!)
- Desert Sessions (more from Josh Homme)
some pretty big suprises
a couple of DVDs
a new website!!!!!!!
and of course more from the Melvins and Mike Patton.
There, how's that for a taster.
We thank you for your support, you make us who we are! We wish you a happy and peaceful 2007!!!!!
the IPECAC crew
Stumped on what to buy with grandma's Christmas money? Look no further, our buddies at Anticon did a PEEPING TOM limited first pressing picture disc featuring a deluxe jacket with a custom die-cut peephole and full-color inner sleeves. In case you forgot PATTON'S PEEPING TOM boasts a star-studded guest roster including Norah Jones, Massive Attack, Jel, Doseone, odd nosdam, Kool Keith, Bebel Gilberto, Dan The Automator, Rahzel, Kid Koala, Amon Tobin and Dub Trio.
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