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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!!!!
Kielty here with something that you REALLY don't want to miss if you are anywhere near New York City!
There will be a special performance in NYC by the Melvins and Cameron Jamie's films:
LIVE PERFORMANCE AT SYMPHONY SPACE
Cameron Jamie, The Melvins, and Keiji Haino
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17; 8PM
Post-punk band the Melvins plays the live scores to Kranky Klaus/BB/Spook House; avant-garde musician Keiji Haino performs to Jamie’s most recent film, JO. The performance will occur at Symphony Space, located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street; tickets available at www.symphonyspace.org. Presented in conjunction with the 2006 Biennial.
Always the last to know what's cool.
So we heard about this website called myspace. We think it is going to be popular. We went and got us a page there. Come join us at: http://www.myspace.com/ipecacrecordings
IPECAC RECORDINGS, cutting edge!!!!!
Tickets still available for May 14th Irving Plaza in New York - General Patton vs. Rob Swift & Total Eclipse. This show WILL sell out.
We have a handful of VERY special GHOSTIGITAL US tour dates announced in the calendar section. To help promote the new "In Cod We Trust" CD and all things Iceland, Einar Örn (x-Sugarcubes) will bring his band GHOSTIGITAL to a select few US venues. Expect something good! like this: