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.
Ipecac Recordings Geek Show Festival at Irving Plaza New York City
Wed May 21
MelvinsFantômas Big Band (both bands combined only third time they ever did it)
Mondo Generator (featuring Nick Oliveri from Queens of the Stone Age who are opening for Chili Peppers night before)
Battles (debut show of band featuring John-Tomahawk and Ian-Don Caballero)
Thur May 22
Fri May 23
Trevor Dunn's Trio Convulsant (featuring Trevor Dunn from Fantômas & Mr.Bungle)
Tuesday April 1st 2003 Ipecac Recordings turns 4 years old!!!! What a lfast 4 years! Thanks for all of your support!!! Now for the news!
1) Still have a couple more Geek show US stops to confirm. Stay tuned. Will be announcing the NYC openers soon. Apologies to our friends who did not get a Geek show stop. Especially those of you in Canada and Florida. We just did not get good offers from those places. Quite a drag! We are working on European and Australian Geek show tours. Remember, we don't get club info ( ticket prices, on sales dates or where to purchase) they just tell us where the shows are and when. Tickets are selling very well, we are told. Thanks!!
2) Can we drop the whole file sharing issue? As a label we do not support most of these sites for the fact that they ignore the artists, which we don't think is very cool. They do not care if an artist would like something removed or if a file is fake. The concept of file sharing is very cool. That is why we have a trading area on our site. Diehard fans can swap cool, rare music. As long as the artist is not getting exploited, we are all for it! As a matter of fact the releases that get leaked before they are released are always the bigger releases and it is a good sign that demand is high, not to mention it is good publicity. A percent of people will download and not buy, but that is a fact of life, and if we were not able to deal with that we should not be in this business. We always try to have nice packaging anyway. Another percent of people like to wait for the release day and don't want to hear about it til they get their hands on it. As always, if you don't like the fact that we are deleting links and discussion about downloading MIT GAS, instead of whining about censorship and annoying everyone, express your disdain by leaving our website. There might be a better place for you. Hell, start your own anti-ipecac site!!! Those of you that want it in advance can find it, those that don't can wait. In the meantime look for an album preview in the archives section!
3) Plenty of great music out now!!!! Melvins, Ruins,Kaada,Young Gods!!!!
release date: May 2003
2) Rape This Day
3) You Can’t Win
6) Capt. Midnight
7) Desastre Natural
8) When The Stars Begin To Fall
10) Harlem Clowns
11) Aktion F1413
12) What A Feeling (Flashdance)
The Geek Show tour just confirmed April 30th in Vegas baby!!! Check the calendar. We will be confirming more dates soon. Also, Mondo Generator has been added to the shows in San Diego, Anaheim and Vegas!!!! New York openers should be decided soon! Put your politics aside and party with the Ipecac Krew!
Fight plaque, not Iraq !
Time for a history lesson. Learn where it all started, the seeds of rock and roll were planted.
Out now..... 26 SONGS by the Melvins. Including the first released material ever by the self proclaimed greatest band in the history of music. Demand 26 SONGS from your record store now! See em as part of the Geek Show too!
More Geek Show tour dates listed in the calendar section with a few more to come! Sorry, we don't have any ticket or age requirement info.
If this tour works well we'd like to take it to Australia and Europe too!
Steroid Maximus doing a few excklusive shows in Europe.
AC-DC goes into hall of fame on Monday March 10th!!! Congrats Angus!!!
If you notice in the calendar section, the dates are starting to be confirmed for the Ipecac Recordings Geek Show tour!!! This will be a tour not to be missed. It will feature Skeleton Key (on the dates from April 28-May 14) or Dälek (from May 15 - June 4) followed by the Melvins and ending with Tomahawk . We will have some special treats for the NYC show(s). We will confirm a lot more of the shows next week, please be patient.
As a reminder, we will be rereleasing the very first Melvins release, now cleverly retitled "26 SONGS" on March 11th and the new Tomahawk record "MIT GAS" on May 6th.
Today is the day! Find out what the buzz is about! Run to your local record store and pick up the beautiful "Thank You For Giving Me Your Valuable Time" CD by KAADA, the pride of Norway! Check out the music video in the archive section too! This record was named one of the 10 most important releases of the year in Norway last year!
Happy Valentines Day from your friends at Ipecac and Hallmark!!! As a gift to all of you who we love, check the archive section for new additions! First a music video from the newest Ipecac star, Kaada!!!!! This record comes out at the end of the month and is already getting rave reviews. Check out "No You Don't"
Also celebrate the love with Katrin & Henry in the archives extra section!!! 2 young lovers brought together by Ipecac. We make some sick and bring others together!!! Congrats!!!
P.S. just to remind those of you that keep e-mailing, we don't choose where the tours go. The bands play where they get good offers, it is not about which cities they like. Our bands do this for a living not just a hobby. If a club in your town does not make an offer, the bands can't play there. Also we don't do the booking so don't e-mail us.