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. 23, 2012

Time for the Melvins' Close-up!

The Melvins invade US network television this week with an appearance on Last Call With Carson Daly on Wednesday April 25th. Stay up all night or set the recorder to catch this magical and historical television moment.

Apr. 20, 2012

Time for some news, huh?

First of all, happy national record store day!
To celebrate we are releasing a very cool Tomahawk, vinyl box set, “Eponymous to Anonymous”. This box has the first 3 Tomahawk records in a vinyl format as well as room for the upcoming 4th album. (due this Fall!). PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE support the remaining record stores, they are our lifeblood. Don’t overpay for this box on ebay we made plenty of them for everyone. For more details about the participating stores go here:

In case you missed it, we recently released the latest, beautiful work from multi instrumentalist, avant musician, Eyvind Kang. Do not miss “The Narrow Garden”. It’s a stunner.

Coming soon the debut release from Philm (featuring Dave Lombardo), an original full length from Melvins Lite and more Patton music!

Keep your eyes open for the Melvins on the road and Retox is out there too.

Mar. 21, 2012

“Roc for Raida” Benefit Mixtape

Hey people! Here is a great cause to support courtesy of our friend DJ Rob Swift. Rob has just released an amazing mixtape called "Roc for Raida" in tribute to his friend and fellow DJ and X-ecutioner, Roc Raida, who passed away 2 years ago. The proceeds for the mixtape benefit Raida's family (wife and 3 kids). The tape features legendary DJs doing some of the most memorable Raida routines compiled by Rob. In addition to all of the influential collaborations that Raida was part of he was also the 1995 DMC World DJ champ.

If you have ANY interest in turntablist or DJ music, order your copy of this mixtape here:

Dec. 6, 2011

More Mondo Cane!

We are very happy to report that Mondo Cane will be making a stop in Sydney Australia for 3 shows in January! They will be part of the big, free, Sydney festival and play 2 shows in the beautiful, intimate State Theatre. Get tickets now!!!!

By the way, these will be the only Australian shows for Mondo Cane in 2012. A rare chance to witness the beauty of Mike Patton's majestic ensemble.

Saturday January 14th part of the Sydney Festival Summer Sounds in The Domain – Sydney

Monday January 16 State Theatre – Sydney
Tuesday January 17 State Theatre – Sydney

Nov. 28, 2011

Melvins To Play "I'll Be Your Mirror" ATP Event

May is a great time to visit London England and it just got a lot louder!!!!!

Our very own Melvins will be playing as part of the "I'll Be Your Mirror" ATP event on friday May 25th. Oh, and get this, they are opening for Slayer who will be playing REIGN IN BLOOD in it's entirety! Renew that passport, sharpen the devil horns, let's go!

Details here:

Nov. 2, 2011

It's primetime for a new Mike Patton release!

Somehow, somewhere, Patton has time to read books. He was inspired after reading the Paolo Giordano novel, "The Solitude of Prime Numbers". He was asked to contribute music to the film version of the Italian literary sensation. This release includes music for the film as well as music inspired by the novel. This collection boasts a cinematic feel that allows instruments an individual voice, emphasizes isolated notes and subtly transitions from piece to piece, acutely capturing the introspective and reflective feel of the novel. The album's intricate packaging further conveys this dramatic and minimalistic approach, with a multi-panel digipak featuring a leaf cut out, embossed with a locking mechanism. Reason alone to seek out the physical CD!

A truly unique and important release in the Patton catalog of releases."The Solitude of Prime Numbers" is out worldwide on 11/1/11.

Oct. 28, 2011

Happy Holidays from our friends at Tzadik Records

The biggest surprise of the year is John Zorn’s beautiful Christmas CD. Zorn has hand picked seven of his favorite Christmas songs, penned two lovely originals and they are performed here in classic Dreamers style with plenty of exciting solos, exotic colors and catchy lyricism. Filled with a joyful holiday spirit, innocence, a touch of nostalgia and a charming lyricism, this is music for all ages that will make you smile with delight from the very first notes. As a special treat, Mike Patton delivers an intimate and heartfelt rendition of “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire,” making A Dreamers Christmas an instant classic, and an essential CD for any contemporary Christmas celebration. A PERFECT STOCKING STUFFER

  1. Winter Wonderland
  2. Snowfall
  3. Christmas Time Is Here
  4. Santa’s Workshop
  5. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  6. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  7. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  8. Magical Sleigh Ride
  9. The Christmas Song


Cyro Baptista: Percussion
Joey Baron: Drums
Trevor Dunn: Acoustic And Electric Basses
Mike Patton: Vocal
Marc Ribot: Guitars
Jamie Saft: Keyboards
Kenny Wollesen: Vibes, Chimes, Glockenspiel

Sep. 13, 2011

Exciting stuff from our friends at Deadverse!

iconAclass, the newest project from dälek MC, Will Brooks, will make it's live debut in Brooklyn on October 1, 2011 in celebration of the LP release of "For the Ones." (Drug Front Records/deadverse recordings) This show will be followed by a six week tour of the UK and Europe. This is the third in a monthly series of shows at Don Pedro, curated by Deadverse Recordings. Past shows have included performances from Oddateee, MRC Riddims, Deadverse Massive, and DJ Motiv.

Show info is below.
Don Pedro Club
Saturday, October 1, 2011
9:00 PM – 3:30 AM
$5.00 (21+)

Aug. 17, 2011

Finally, your chance to walk on Danny DeVito!

We think it is long overdue, but our friend, supporter and mentor, Danny DeVito is finally getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. To attend the ceremony go to 6906 Hollywood Boulevard, tomorrow, Thursday August 18th at 11:30am.

Congrats Danny!!!!!

Aug. 15, 2011

Serge Gainsbourg Tribute at the Hollywood Bowl

Looking for a super cool way to end the summer. How about celebrating the magic and music of Serge Gainsbourg under the stars at the beautiful Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Sunday August 28th?

Mike Patton will be joined by other guest vocalists Beck, Sean Lennon, and singers from Grizzly Bear and Beach House and more accompanied by an all star band and a full orchestra. This one is not to be missed!