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.
Need something to do to kill time at work/school? Triple J radio in Australia is letting fans pick the top 100 songs of 2005 and one of the nominees is X-Ecutioners/Mike Patton "Get Up Punk" from the General Patton CD. VOTE!!!
Hey y'all! Kielty here. Time to raise some money to keep an important music venue alive and get some cool music in return for your help.
Check out this new release:
THE STONE: ISSUE ONE featuring the following players: Rob Burger, Dave Douglas, Bill Laswell, Mike Patton, Ben Perowsky & John Zorn
Weaving beautiful and evocative tapestries of sound, this unprecedented meeting of diverse musical masters is much more than the sum of its parts. All players contribute generously from their respective musical worlds, finding common ground in this striking musical suite. At times moody, at times intense and exciting, fans of Zorn, Patton, Douglas and Laswell will all be thrilled by the empathy and passion present in this astonishing collaboration—the perfect release to benefit the downtown’s new home in the East Village.
This Special edition is available online only through the Downtown Music Gallery and Tzadik. All proceeds from the sale of this CD will go directly to support The Stone. Only with your help can we keep The Stone alive!
ALSO, a Special Edition Signed by John Zorn, limited to 1000 copies [#'d 000 - 999] is available exclusively from www.DowntownMusicGallery.com
Hey, it's the end of the year so that means award season and top 10 lists and all that stuff. Well it looks like IPECAC is off to a good start! The prestigious PLUG award nominations have been announced, chosen by industry insiders and they include:
Fantômas "Suspended Animation" - Metal Album of the Year & Album art/packaging
Dälek "Absence" - Hip-Hop Album of the Year
Locust "Safety Second" - Punk Album of the Year
Orthrelm "OV" - Avant Album of the Year
Our friends Jello and the Melvins got nominated too.
It's your civic duty, right?
If Suicidal Tendencies cancel on you, who you gonna call??? Fantômas of course! That's right, Brazilian friends, the rumors are indeed true. Fantômas will be playing Sao Paulo on Nov 26th and Rio on Nov 27th as part of some big ass rock festival featuring Iggy and the Stooges, Flaming Lips, Nine Inch Nails, Sonic Youth and those hunks in Good Charlotte! Carnival indeed! Tickets on sale now. Road trip anyone?
What's that? Can't afford the flight to Brazil? How about NYC? Patton and Rahzel are going to be doing 2 shows at Warsaw in good ol Brooklyn, NY on Dec 28 & 29. This is a great show to check out. Lots of fun to help prepare you for New Years Eve. Tickets go on sale Tuesday Nov 22nd (same day as the Xbox 360!!!!!) and are only $20 but will go fast!
Hey don't know if you knew this but our buddies at AntAcidAudio just released the new ALTAMONT CD "The Monkey's Uncle". ALTAMONT is of course Dale Crover's (Melvins) other band. Check it out!
So we were thinking. We've done hip hop, rock, country, comedy, electronic, pop etc etc etc but what the roster was really lacking was a Russian spy/surf/horror themed instrumental rock band. Guess what, we found them! MESSER CHUPS are the pride of Eastern Europe and we are proud to introduce them to you via their most recent full length "Crazy Price". This is what you would call a fun record. Cramps fans, Davie Allan fans, sci fi fans, come one come all it is party time!!!! Come out on a limb with us, check this one out!
Coming soon the Ennio Morricone compilation to end all, a full length of noise from East West Blast Test (Dave Witte & Chris Dodge). Down the road look for releases from Einar Orn (Sugarcubes), Melvins (a new "Houdini"?), other goodies including....... Peeping Tom! It is looking like mid 2006 for the long awaited Patton project.
You don't normally get pretty music from us do you? Today you do. We are proud to present to you one of the greatest talents to come out of Iceland, Mugison. Mugison can be described as a singer/songwriter but too often, that tag means boring folkie. Mugi ain't that. Listen to his most recent full length, "MUGIMAMA! IS THIS MONKEY MUSIC?" This record was called record of the year in Iceland last year. Check out the many moods. This is a late night, long drive, headphone record. Go to www.mugison.com and learn more about this artist that has a HUGE future ahead of him. We will be announcing a handful of US tour dates soon. Get on the bandwagon. Fans of Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Bjork, Elliot Smith, intelligent modern pop sign up now!
Hey there Kielty crazies! Check out the calendar section. Jello Biafra and the Melvins are taking their show on the road for a handful of US dates. The Melvins will also be doing a set of their own preceding the Jello/Melvins set. Have you wanted to hear some Dead Kennedy classics the way they were meant to sound? Don't buy into the crap calling themselves Dead Kennedys now. A legendary pairing fo sure!
Kielty here again! How's things?
So have you folks in the US already seen MARCH OF THE PENGUINS 5 times? Looking for something new to view? Well after much anticipation, Mike Patton's acting debut, FIRECRACKER will be shown throughout the US for a series of one night stands. Roger Ebert even gave it 3.5 out of 4 stars. That is a serious thumbs up. Here is the schedule:
11-Oct // Boston // Kendall Square Cinema // One Kendall Square, Cambridge // 02139 // (617) 499-1996
20-Oct // Atlanta // Midtown Art Cinema // 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308 // (678) 495-1424
25-Oct // Detroit // Main Art Theatre // 118 North Main Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067 // (248) 263-2111
1-Nov // Minneapolis // Lagoon Cinema // 1320 Lagoon Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408 // (612) 825-6006
8-Nov // St. Louis // Tivoli // 6350 Delmar in The Loop, St. Louis, MO 63130 // (314) 995-6270
15-Nov // Houston // River Oaks Theatre // 2009 West Gray, Houston, TX 77019 // (713) 866-8881
17-Nov // Austin // Dobie Theatre // 2025 Guadalupe Street in the Dobie Mall, Austin, TX 78705 // (512) 472-FILM
6-Dec // San Francisco // Embarcadero Center Cinema (corner of Battery and Clay) // One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level, 94111 // (415) 267-4893
8-Dec // Seattle // Metro Cinemas // 4500 9th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98105 // (206) 781-5755
All showtimes are 7:30 PM. Advance tickets are available by visiting the specific Landmark Cinema in person.
This is all the info we have on the movie so no idea on where or when the movie will play beyond these dates. Stay tuned!