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.

Apr. 6, 2011

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.

Apr. 5, 2011

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 & in person at GAMH/Slim's box offices (M-F from 10:30am - 6pm and also in the evening on nights of shows)

Mar. 16, 2011

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

Update: Wow! That was fast. Tickets are already sold out for the NYC benefit! Thanks to everyone for their support!

Feb. 22, 2011

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.

Feb. 9, 2011

Mini Mansions on Last Call

Mini Mansions will be on Last Call with Carson Daly TONIGHT!! Be sure to catch them!

Jan. 28, 2011

Amoeba Music's “What's In My Bag?” with Trevor Dunn

Trevor Dunn participated in Amoeba Music’s series called “What’s In My Bag?” where they talk to artists & customers about what they found shopping at Amoeba.

Direct Link:

Jan. 5, 2011

Happy 2011, friends!

To kick off the new year, the mighty Melvins will begin their month long residency at Spaceland in Silver Lake (LA), California. The band has been asked to play every Friday in January. Each night they will play 2 different sets featuring a different Melvins record. Get all the details at:

Very cool!!!

Oct. 26, 2010

Don't Miss Moonchild's "Ipsissimus" on Tzadik!

So, it's not one of our releases, but here is a new release that you NEED to know about! Patton fans get it now from our friends at Tzadik.


  1. Seven Sigils
  2. The Book of Los
  3. Apparitions I
  4. Supplicant
  5. Tabula Smaragdina
  6. Apparitions II
  7. The Changeling
  8. Warlock
  9. Apparitions III

Weaving sonic dramas around the legacies of Magick and Alchemy, Moonchild is one of Zorn’s most intense and powerful projects. Active since 2006, Moonchild has released four CDs speaking directly to young, open minded and curious music lovers around the world, and their newest recording is the most varied and driving to date. Nine new duos, trios and quartets swirling with melodic and rhythmic invention featuring the searing guitar of Marc Ribot, the magical vocals of Mike Patton and Zorn’s manic sax with the astounding Dunn-Baron rhythm section. Ipsissimus is the fifth surprising installment in the remarkable Moonchild legacy.

Oct. 18, 2010

Scion A/V Video: Melvins - “Electric Flower”

As part of the Scion A/V Music Video Series, director Mark Brooks created a stop motion masterpiece that effectively juxtaposes the Melvin’s guitar thrash with disturbingly cute, slightly referential dolls.

Scion A/V Video: Melvins - Electric Flower from Scion A/V on Vimeo.

More information about the Scion A/V Music Video Series:

Oct. 1, 2010

Alain Johannes' New Album Now Streaming

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

Album out 10/5 !!!