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.

Oct. 1, 2010

Alain Johannes' New Album Now Streaming

FULL STREAM OF SPARK HERE !!! enjoy + share with your friends.

http://alainjohannes.heroku.com/stream.html

Album out 10/5 !!!

Sep. 30, 2010

Alain Johannes In-store

Alain Johannes playing at Amoeba Music in Hollywood on Tues Oct. 5th @ 7pm (Spark release day!!!)

http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/performances/hollywood/2010-october-05/alain-johannes/artist.html

Sep. 16, 2010

It's baaaaaaack!

Tune in tonight for the season premiere of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia", must see TV on the FX network.

Sep. 16, 2010

Hey Los Angeles area Faith No More fans!

FNM are playing an extra special show at the intimate Hollywood Palladium on Tuesday Nov 30th. Might be the last time to see this band live in the US. Extra secret, special, presale for tickets ends tonight!!!

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/090044FE93DA5132?did=secondcoming

Passcode: second coming

Sep. 9, 2010

Mike Patton's Mondo Cane makes a US appearance!!!

Mondo Cane have been invited to play at the prestigious Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco on Oct 3rd. This is the 10th anniversary of the FREE festival held on several stages in Speedway Meadow in beautiful Golden Gate park. The 3 day festival features an eclectic lineup including Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patti Smith, Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, Conor Oberst, T Bone Burnett, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and many more (http://www.strictlybluegrass.com/) and did we mention it's free!!!!!!

Mondo Cane is currently scheduled to play at 5:20 pm on Sunday October 3rd on the Star stage right after Elvis Costello. Don't miss this very special event. You are all on the guest list!!!!! Bring a picnic.

Sep. 7, 2010

Exclusive, rare, BEAK> live dates!!!!

Don't miss the chance to catch BEAK> live this week! Tuesday Sept 7th at the Independent in San Francisco and Friday Sept 10th at the Troubadour in Los Angeles with free Amoeba Record instores in SF on the 8th and LA on the 9th!
Portishead fans don't want to miss this!!!!

Aug. 31, 2010

Rekords Rekords to Release Three Titles This Fall: Alain Johannes, Mini Mansions and Widely Anticipated Queens of the Stone Age

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30—Joshua Homme's Rekords Rekords, through a partnership with Ipecac Recordings, will release three albums this fall: Alain Johannes' Spark (Oct. 5), Mini Mansions self-titled debut (Nov. 2) and a reissue of Queens of The Stone Age's self-titled debut with three additional songs (Nov. 26).

An artist-driven label, Rekords Rekords' newly formed affiliation with Ipecac Recordings actually dates back to 2003 when Homme's ongoing Desert Sessions series released an installment on Ipecac, re-connecting Homme with longtime friends and Ipecac co-owners Mike Patton and Greg Werckman.

“Reports on the death of the record label have been greatly exaggerated,” said Werckman. “Record labels like Rekords Rekords and artists like Joshua Homme continue to wage an assault on mediocrity and complacency in the music industry. We, at Ipecac, are stoked to work side by side with unique talents like Alain, Mini Mansions and el jefe Homme. Keep art in the artists hands.”

Rekords Rekords releases slated for 2010:

  • Alain Johannes - SparkAlain Johannes “Spark” (Oct. 5) - Johannes, co-founder of Eleven and collaborator with Queens of The Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, Chris Cornell, Mark Lanegan and Spinnerette, penned this heartfelt album in dedication to his late wife and Eleven partner Natasha Shneider. Spark showcases Johannes' impressive musical dexterity moving seamlessly from coveted rock guitarist to soulful songwriter. “Alain's record is the total embodiment of what the label stands for,” explains Homme. “The war against endorsing mediocrity and the uncensored attempt to take a leap off the musical cliff. Spark is a stunning examination of figuring out what you do when someone's gone, and it's utterly breathtaking.”
    http://www.myspace.com/alainjohannes
  • Mini Mansions - Mini MansionsMini Mansions “Mini Mansions” (Nov. 2) - The Los Angeles based trio of Michael Shuman (Queens of The Stone Age), Zach Dawes and Tyler Parkford have spent the past eighteen months touring with a number of bands including The Dead Weather, Autolux, Them Crooked Vultures and Grizzly Bear, have released a limited edition EP and collectible 7" all while writing and recording their full-length debut. Recorded at Homme's Pink Duck Studios (and with Homme lending a hand on mixing several songs), The LA Weekly described the band's first single (“Monk”) as “a mercurial slice of vintage-sounding psych-pop.” The Seattle Weekly said of the band, “Mini Mansions is the side project of Queens of The Stone Age bassist Michael Schuman, and as far as offshoots go, it ranks up there with Jack White's The Dead Weather.”
    http://www.myspace.com/minimansionsmusic
  • Queens of The Stone Age “Queens of The Stone Age” (Nov. 26) - A highly sought after, out of print album, the debut release from Queens of The Stone Age has been recreated by Homme as it was initially envisioned, with three tracks that were initially cut from the record reinstated. Queens of The Stone Age will be reissued on Black Friday as a 180 gram double-gatefold, colored vinyl release packaged with a CD version. The straight CD release arrives in-stores the following Tuesday (Nov. 30).
    http://www.qotsa.com

July 16, 2010

Comic-Con 2010 Highlight

July 15, 2010

We Need Your Help

A very dear friend of ours, Brian "BOC" O'Connor from Eagles of Death Metal was recently diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Last month he had surgery and is on the mend but will be undergoing follow up treatments and chemo for quite some time. As a musician, he of course does not have health insurance. So, his friends and fans are rallying for BOC. There are 2 ways you can help.

1) you can make a donation at: http://www.brianeodm.org/

or

2) buy tix for this kick ass benefit show in LA on August 12th with Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal.
http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/090044E7E1D46680?brand=clubnokia
Use this presale password "bighands"

Much love to Brian!!!!!!

June 9, 2010

Free Steroid Maximus Show Next Week in Brooklyn, NY

JG Thirlwell will be performing his Steroid Maximus project as a twenty piece band with brass section and strings at Prospect Park for the Celebrate Brooklyn Festival on June 18.

Steroid Maximus will be performing the Ectopia album and selections from the score of The Venture Bros.

JG will be joined by long-time colleague Steven Bernstein as musical director and on trumpet. Dr Lonnie Smith Trio will support.

Rain or shine, and it’s free - mark your calendars for this once-in-a lifetime show!

Friday, June 18, 2010 at 7:30 PM at the Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn, New York.