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.
Make History With the Melvins!!!!
The debut release from Melvins Lite titled “Freak Puke” is out now! In this configuration, Buzzo and Dale or joined by none other then Trevvy Dunn (Fantômas, Mr Bungle, Tomahawk, MadlLove, Trio Convulsant, etc.) on upright bass. But be sure, this ain’t no hipster jazz outing for the legendary Melvins, just another obtuse chapter in the redefining of music as we know it. The hair might not be as big but the sound will still eat you!
Oh and the hardest working band ever has plenty in store to support “Freak Puke”. Beginning Sept 5th the Melvins will make an attempt at history by playing 51 shows in all 50 states in the United States and 1 in DC in just 51 days!!!!!! Never been done… til now! See it up close, be part of it!
Prior to the Fall, the Melvins have a full spate of appearances. The band perform two shows in conjunction with Subliminal Projects: June 8 at The Echoplex in Los Angeles and June 30 at TT Underground Gallery in New York. Buzz Osborne will be a guest on Fox News’ “Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld” on June 28. Melvins Lite will also venture north for a three week trek of primarily Canadian tour dates that kicks off on July 1 with our very own Retox as support (dates below).
Melvins Lite Canada+ Tour Dates
Retox opens all dates except July 4 and 20
July 1 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
July 3 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
July 4 - Ottawa, ON - Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest
July 5 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
July 6 - London, ON - Call The Office
July 7 - Hamilton, ON - Club Absinthe
July 9 - Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Center
July 10 - Regina, SK - The Exchange
July 11 - Saskatoon, SK - Louis' Pub
July 12 - Calgary, AB - Republik
July 13 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
July 15 - Vancouver, BC - Venue
July 17 - Bellingham, WA - Wild Buffalo House of Music
July 18 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
July 20 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
Melvins Lite 51 in 51 Guiness Book of Records Tour
September 5 - Anchorage, AK - Bear Tooth Theatre and Pub
September 6 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at The Market
September 7 - Oregon - TBA
September 8 - Boise, ID - Neurolux Lounge
September 9 - Missoula, MT - Top Hat Lounge
September 10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Club Sound
September 11 - Casper, WY - TBA
September 12 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
September 13 - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
September 14 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
September 15 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
September 16 - Des Moines, IA - House of Bricks
September 17 - Sioux Falls, SD - The Vault
September 18 - Fargo, ND - The Aquarium
September 19 - Minneapolis, MN - Grumpy's
September 20 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
September 21 - Chicago, IL - Double Door
September 22 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue Theatre
September 23 - Louisville, KY - The Vernon Club
September 24 - Detroit, MI - Smalls
September 25 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
September 26 - Morgantown, WV - 123 Pleasant Street
September 27 - Jermyn, PA - Eleanor Rigby's
September 28 - South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
September 29 - Dover, NH - Dover Brickhouse
September 30 - Portland, ME - Asylum
October 1 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
October 2 - Pawtucket, RI - The Met Cafe
October 3 - New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
October 4 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
October 5 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's
October 6 - Wilmington, DE - Mojo 13
October 7 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
October 8 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
October 9 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theatre
October 10 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
October 11 - Knoxville, TN - The Square Room
October 12 - Greenville, SC - The Handle Bar
October 13 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
October 14 - Birmingham, AL - Bottle Tree
October 15 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall
October 16 - Jackson, MS - Duling Hall
October 17 - Little Rock, AR - Juanita's Cantina
October 18 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
October 19 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
October 20 - Norman, OK - Opolis Production
October 21 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
October 22 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
October 23 - Las Vegas, NV - Artifice
October 24 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Forever Cemetery
October 25 - Honolulu, HI - The Republik
We are excited to introduce you to the latest addition to our roster, PHILM and their debut CD, HARMONIC. PHILM is the the LA based 3-piece founded by our friend Dave Lombardo (Fantômas, Slayer). This record and this band are not what you might expect....it's better! Rhythmic, psychedelic, atmospheric rock.
To kickoff the launch, the band will be doing an in-store signing at Soundcheck in Hollywood on Tuesday May 15th at 7pm, followed by a record release show at the Viper Room on the Sunset strip in West Hollywood, California. Meet them, then check 'em out on stage. Welcome aboard Gerry, Panch and Dave!
Guitar Heroes at Ipecac
So SPIN just released their list of the top 100 guitarists of all time. We have a lot of friends who made the list, but of special note Duane Denison and King Buzzo. Congrats and let the debate begin!
Time for the Melvins' Close-up!
The Melvins invade US network television this week with an appearance on Last Call With Carson Daly on Wednesday April 25th. Stay up all night or set the recorder to catch this magical and historical television moment.
Time for some news, huh?
First of all, happy national record store day!
To celebrate we are releasing a very cool Tomahawk, vinyl box set, “Eponymous to Anonymous”. This box has the first 3 Tomahawk records in a vinyl format as well as room for the upcoming 4th album. (due this Fall!). PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE support the remaining record stores, they are our lifeblood. Don’t overpay for this box on ebay we made plenty of them for everyone. For more details about the participating stores go here: http://www.recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/5438
In case you missed it, we recently released the latest, beautiful work from multi instrumentalist, avant musician, Eyvind Kang. Do not miss “The Narrow Garden”. It’s a stunner.
Coming soon the debut release from Philm (featuring Dave Lombardo), an original full length from Melvins Lite and more Patton music!
Keep your eyes open for the Melvins on the road and Retox is out there too.
“Roc for Raida” Benefit Mixtape
Hey people! Here is a great cause to support courtesy of our friend DJ Rob Swift. Rob has just released an amazing mixtape called "Roc for Raida" in tribute to his friend and fellow DJ and X-ecutioner, Roc Raida, who passed away 2 years ago. The proceeds for the mixtape benefit Raida's family (wife and 3 kids). The tape features legendary DJs doing some of the most memorable Raida routines compiled by Rob. In addition to all of the influential collaborations that Raida was part of he was also the 1995 DMC World DJ champ.
If you have ANY interest in turntablist or DJ music, order your copy of this mixtape here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=UKEMW4CPXXFNS
More Mondo Cane!
We are very happy to report that Mondo Cane will be making a stop in Sydney Australia for 3 shows in January! They will be part of the big, free, Sydney festival and play 2 shows in the beautiful, intimate State Theatre. Get tickets now!!!!
By the way, these will be the only Australian shows for Mondo Cane in 2012. A rare chance to witness the beauty of Mike Patton's majestic ensemble.
Saturday January 14th part of the Sydney Festival Summer Sounds in The Domain – Sydney
Monday January 16 State Theatre – Sydney
Tuesday January 17 State Theatre – Sydney
Melvins To Play "I'll Be Your Mirror" ATP Event
May is a great time to visit London England and it just got a lot louder!!!!!
Our very own Melvins will be playing as part of the "I'll Be Your Mirror" ATP event on friday May 25th. Oh, and get this, they are opening for Slayer who will be playing REIGN IN BLOOD in it's entirety! Renew that passport, sharpen the devil horns, let's go!
It's primetime for a new Mike Patton release!
Somehow, somewhere, Patton has time to read books. He was inspired after reading the Paolo Giordano novel, "The Solitude of Prime Numbers". He was asked to contribute music to the film version of the Italian literary sensation. This release includes music for the film as well as music inspired by the novel. This collection boasts a cinematic feel that allows instruments an individual voice, emphasizes isolated notes and subtly transitions from piece to piece, acutely capturing the introspective and reflective feel of the novel. The album's intricate packaging further conveys this dramatic and minimalistic approach, with a multi-panel digipak featuring a leaf cut out, embossed with a locking mechanism. Reason alone to seek out the physical CD!
A truly unique and important release in the Patton catalog of releases."The Solitude of Prime Numbers" is out worldwide on 11/1/11.
Happy Holidays from our friends at Tzadik Records
The biggest surprise of the year is John Zorn’s beautiful Christmas CD. Zorn has hand picked seven of his favorite Christmas songs, penned two lovely originals and they are performed here in classic Dreamers style with plenty of exciting solos, exotic colors and catchy lyricism. Filled with a joyful holiday spirit, innocence, a touch of nostalgia and a charming lyricism, this is music for all ages that will make you smile with delight from the very first notes. As a special treat, Mike Patton delivers an intimate and heartfelt rendition of “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire,” making A Dreamers Christmas an instant classic, and an essential CD for any contemporary Christmas celebration. A PERFECT STOCKING STUFFER
- Winter Wonderland
- Christmas Time Is Here
- Santa’s Workshop
- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
- Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
- Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
- Magical Sleigh Ride
- The Christmas Song
Cyro Baptista: Percussion
Joey Baron: Drums
Trevor Dunn: Acoustic And Electric Basses
Mike Patton: Vocal
Marc Ribot: Guitars
Jamie Saft: Keyboards
Kenny Wollesen: Vibes, Chimes, Glockenspiel