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.
ACTIVATE STREET TEAMS, ASAP!!!!!!
Ok gang. We need your help. Start calling the radio stations in your area, big and small. Request "Mojo" by the band Peeping Tom. Thanks to you all it is working! Yesterday the mighty KROQ in LA played it!!! All Los Angeles area Peepers need to hit them up to keep it in rotation. Thanks!
The "Mojo" music video is done! Check out the master work of Matt McDermitt at:
Look for appearances by Rahzel, Dan the Automator, Supermodel Rachel Hunter, Mark Hoppus(Blink 182, +44) and our main man, Danny Devito !
Ok, gotta go! Hit those phones! The mini tour dates are done, we won't be adding any more shows til Fall, so get to one of these while there are tickets.
Stressed out? Always on the run? Multi tasking wearing you out? We got what you need. Our friends at the GOLDING INSTITUTE have created "FINAL RELAXATION" billed as "your ticket to death through hypnotic suggestion." We are proud to release this CD today. Run to the store, buy a copy, pop it in your CD player then sit back and relax while your host from the Golding Institute relaxes you to your ultimate destination. Be warned, this is very real and hopefully will cause fatal injuries. Good night!
Kielty time! So you might have noticed that 2 more very special dates have been added to the mini PEEPING TOM tour. July 21 in San Francisco the band will storm the Great American Music Hall. This is not a real big venue and tickets will fly!!! They go on sale this Sunday. Then on July 22nd they cruise down to San Diego for a wild show at Can'es Ballroom as part of 91X's "Next Big Thing" concert series. You know what that means? It means tickets are only 91 cents!!!!! They will only be available at the door. These 2 shows will be the FULL Peeping Tom sets!!! We will unvail new merch, coming to the website soon. We need your help too! Please call your local radio stations and request "Mojo" by Peeping Tom. A big shout out to 91X, the FOX in Vancouver and a station in Austin, Texas amongst others that are already spinning it!!! This is getting fun.
We will be announcing full Fall tour dates in the next month or 2. Sorry, no lyrics.
OOooooops! The worst kept secret is out! Check out the calendar section! Peeping Tom is taking the show on the road for a mini European/US tour. Do not worry. A full tour will begin in the Fall. Stay tuned. Time for a summer road trip!
Here we are! The day has finally come. Not talking about secrfetly leaked demos or strategically planted rumors. PEEPING TOM has arrived!!! Enjoy the music and the sure to be award winning packaging! Many doubted it's existence, but it is indeed in stores around the world as we speak.
Many of you did not have a chance to see the band perform on TV last week so we found a link to a very low res showing of the PEEPING TOM live debut: http://youtube.com/watch?v=1PjWC4jIzdI&search=peeping%20tom%20conan
iTunes and MySpace are all over it. The press has been pouring in, life is good around Ipecac HQ. What a month!!!! The Melvins "Houdini-Live" and Peeping Tom should kick start any music fans summer.
Now to answer some frequently asked questions:
1) who is in the band on the Conan TV clip - It is Dan the Automator on electronics and Rob Swift on turntables; the Dub Trio boys handling guitar,bass & drums (check out their new ROIR release "New Heavy" featuring a different version of "Not Alone" out now!!!); Rahzel doing the human beat box thing; Imani Coppola doing some vocal and violin work & Mike Patton sporting the pimp suit.
2) will Peeping Tom play in my city? - The band is working oin schedules and will begin rehearsing soon. Look for a few dates this summer to be announced soon followed up by a world tour starting this Fall and running into 2007. Yes, this band WILL tour.
3) any merch? - hope to unveil some Peeping Tom threads in the next few months. It took a lot to get the record out, give us a chance hear!
4) what about a music video? - as a matter of fact the finishing touches are being put on a very cool multi million dollar budgeted music video as we speak. The "Mojo" video is jammed with guest stars like Dan the Automator, Rahzel, Rachel Hunter, Mark Hoppus (blink 182) and more! Stay tuned.
5) how can I help? - well buying the record helps of course and then you can form street teams and call radio stations demanding to hear "Mojo". Spread the word! This is just the beginning!!!!!
Hey Halle Berry fans!!! Tonights the night! She will be on the Conan O'Brien show...... with musical guest........... PEEPING TOM!!!!!!! The world "live" debut!!!!!!
PEEPING TOM mania is sweeping the globe! Check out the reviews in all the major mags, the features on i-tunes and now the Peeping Tom feature and fan page at MySpace!!! Go to www.myspace.com/peepingtomispatton
Listen to the WHOLE record!
Wait til you check out the packaging for this CD! Request "Mojo" from radio stations. It's on!
Ahhhh, we never do get tired of winning awards. Our trophy cases are bursting. Once again art/design wunderkind, Martin Kvamme, racks up a couple more honors. This time for his Fantômas "SUSPENDED ANIMATION" package.
A month ago he received an advertising award called “the golden pencil”, and last Friday he won gold at an award ceremony called Visuelt (the Norwegian designers “Grammy“ award) arranged by the Norwegian organization for Graphic designers and illustrators, Grafill.
We have not seen how big his pencil is but we sure hope it does not go to his head! Great work as always Martin!!!!!!
The age old debate, what is the greatest Melvins album of all time, will never end with a unanimous decision, however I'm willing to bet my CW McCall box set that HOUDINI would end up getting the most votes.
In London, some All Tomorrows Parties musos came up with a cool idea to get legendary alt rock type bands ( Stooges, Mudhoney, Dinosaur Jr, Gang of Four, etc)to play one of their classic albums note for note live. The Melvins were one of the bands that did it. It went so well that they decided to do it once again and record it. So we take great pleasure in presenting you with another new release from the self proclaimed greatest band in the history of music, the Melvins.
Houdini Live or subtitled "A Live History of Gluttony and Lust" features all the hits including "Hooch", "Going Blind" & "Honey Bucket" as well as some tasty extras. The band recruited Trevor Dunn (Fantômâs, Trio Convulsant) to handle the bass duties. Wow! Compare these versions to the originals Not since Kiss Alive, Cheap Trick at Budokahn or Collosus of Destiny has there been such a powerful live record. Enjoy!!!! Look for the new Melvins lineup on tour this Fall! It is going to be BIG.
Hey, who let those guys in???? Ipecac invades iTunes! Check it out. You can go to iTunes right now to get your first official taste of PEEPING TOM. For a limited time you can buy the single "Mojo" featuring Mike Patton with help from Dan the Automator and Rahzel. To make it more interesting you can also purchase the track "Pre-School" that will not be available on the debut PEEPING TOM self titled full length that arrives on May 30th 2006, after 6 years of rumors, "leaked" demos, collaborator corralling and label negotiations.
It's simple, go to the iTunes store and look for the PEEPING TOM mini in the exclusives section or do a search.
The reviews are glowing! Look for the band's "live" debut on the Conan O'Brien show May 26th. The "Mojo" music video should be hitting the airwaves in early June. The time has arrived!!!!