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.
The latest release from the Book of Knots, "Garden of Fainting Stars" is here!
For those of you that are not in the know, this is a collection of some of the most talented musicians you will find anywhere. A supergroup that would make Asia blush! Matthias Bossi (Skeleton Key, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum), Joel Hamilton (producer/engineer), Carla Kihlstedt (Tin Hat Trio, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum) and Tony Maimone (Pere Ubu, Frank Black) have created another recording of orchestrated, warped bombast. "Garden..." is the final chapter of the bands "By Sea, By Land, By Air" trilogy. Follow the story in this beautifully cinematic climax. The Book of Knots once again cast a wormless, rusty hook into the lifeless seas of the music industry, expecting to reap only sorrow. We are honored to be passengers for the voyage.
There is always room for more Melvins!
Out now is the latest recorded offering from the self proclaimed greatest band in music history. "Sugar Daddy Live" is a brilliant sounding career spanning retrospective recorded live at the legendary Busta Guts Club. This CD includes new, cutting edge technology that allows you to transfer the music from the CD to your digital storage device. As always, the Melvins are leaders, not followers. It's never too late to join the party.
FES USA TOUR
“Malos Habitos” Score by Daniele Luppi
The best part of having a record label is being able to work with friends. Especially friends that are extremely talented. We are happy to announce the release of the motion picture soundtrack to the Mexican film Malos Habitos by our friend Daniele Luppi. This music is lush, beautiful and haunting at the same time. Luppi is well known for his traditional film composition work as well as his collaborations with contemporary artists.
In 2004 Daniele released his debut recording, An Italian Story an homage to the cinematic sounds he discovered in his youth in Italy. Since then he has compiled an impressive resume of film work (Hell Ride, Under the Tuscan Sun, Inside Deep Throat) as well as arranging for or collaborating with musicians like Gnarls Barkley, John Legend and our own Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane. He also currently has another release that is getting critical acclaim called Rome. Rome is his collaboration with Danger Mouse that features vocals from Norah Jones and Jack White.
This is just the tip of what will certainly be a long and successful musical career for Daniele Luppi. Discover him now with Malos Habitos!
Dale Crover on Howard Stern
Not sure how many of you listen to the Howard Stern radio show, but on Monday, May 9th, Dale Crover (Melvins) will be appearing on the show.
The backstory is that last week, Dave Grohl was doing the show and mentioned that he was not the first drummer in Nirvana. He went on to tell Stern that one of the previous drummers, quit to be in the Melvins. Stern said he had to meet the person that quit Nirvana and invited Dale to appear.
Stern is about to get his first taste of the greatest rock band of all time! Dale will also be promoting the new live Melvins record, Sugar Daddy Live that comes out May 31st.
Deadverse Massive “TakeOver”
We always want to let you know about great, new music. Especially when it is created by part of our Ipecac family. You gotta checkout the Deadverse Massive TakeOver digital release now. This is the project created by Will Brooks of dälek fame.
As much an architect of the dälek sound as the voice of it, Brooks produced the 18 tracks on TakeOver with an ear toward classic ‘90s East Coast hip-hop and a refusal to make something that anyone could ever call “retro” or “throwback.”
Keep an eye on: www.deadverse.com
PIVIXKI/Patton Opening Act Announced
We are very pleased to announce the opening act for the May 18th PIVIXKI/Patton show in San Francisco. It will be the debut live show of THE TALKING BOOK featuring Bill Gould (Faith No More, Kool Arrow) and Gigante Sound.
This cool night just got even cooler.
PIVIXKI/Patton in San Francisco
Hey San Francisco friends, we have a very special show to tell you about. Mike Patton is doing a show at the Great American Music Hall in SF with Australian piano/drums duo PIVIXKI. This is sure to be one of the more adventurous and unique shows you will ever see. We are also going to announce a very cool opening act soon too. Get tickets NOW!
Great American Music Hall
Wed. May 18 doors 7pm/show 8pm
Tickets are $21 advance/door
Tickets are on sale now and available via www.gamhtickets.com & in person at GAMH/Slim's box offices (M-F from 10:30am - 6pm and also in the evening on nights of shows)
Benefit Concert for Japan
Time to step up and do our part to help the people of Japan after the horrific earthquake/tsunami.
Sunday March 27th at 8pm in the Miller Theatre at Columbia University in New York City.
Hosted by John Zorn and featuring Mike Patton, Sonic Youth, Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Cibo Matto with Mephista, Marc Ribot, Uri Caine & Zorn’s Aleph Trio
100% of the proceeds will go directly to Japan
tickets: $100, $50 & $25 student tix
Columbia University’s Miller Theatre is located north of the Main Campus Gate at 116th St. & Broadway on the ground floor of Dodge Hall.
For tickets, the public should call the Miller Theatre Box Office at 212/854-7799, M–F, 12–6PM.
Tickets can also be purchased online at http://www.millertheatre.com/.
Update: Wow! That was fast. Tickets are already sold out for the NYC benefit! Thanks to everyone for their support!
To Our Fans in New Zealand
Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the recent earthquake in New Zealand. We are relieved to report that the Melvins are a little freaked out, but unscathed. The band was at the airport in Christchurch about to board a flight to Wellington when the earthquake, centered in Christchurch, struck. The airport was evacuated. The Melvins are doing everything they can to reschedule the shows that were affected, but more importantly the band's thoughts are with the people of Christchurch.