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.
We know there are a lot of ways to contribute to helping the good people of Haiti, but here is a real fun one.
The very funny teams from TV shows "Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and "Family Guy" are joining forces and putting on a benefit show on Feb. 12th at the Gibson Amphitheater at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale this Thursday at 10am.
This is a one of a kind comedy show featuring our pal Danny DeVito and the insanely creative gang from "Always Sunny" and Seth MacFarlane and his "Family Guy" crew. Best of all, ALL proceeds are going to Partners in Health (www.pih.org).
BEAK> is here!
We are very stoked to introduce you to the debut release from this Bristol UK based band. Billy Fuller, Matt Williams and Geoff Barrow have created a haunting landscape of beautiful, modern, electronic music. Barrow is well know as the founder and producer of the legendary band Portishead. It sounds like nothing else in the Ipecac catalog but fits in perfectly and we are very excited to see how this band evolves. Grab…or download the self-titled debut now from BEAK>.
"Nude With Boots" Limited Edition Vinyl Manufacturing Problem
Hey folks. We are very sorry to hear that there has been a manufacturing snafu of some sort and some of you that have purchased the Melvins "Nude With Boots" limited edition vinyl have gotten warped copies. We are trying to get to the bottom of this, in the meantime, if you have a severely warped copy please return it to the place you got it for a refund or exchange. VERY sorry for the inconvenience. Thanks for your patience and loyalty!
"Nude With Boots" on Vinyl
Timing is everything. You demanded it, so here it is, the most recent, classic, Melvins release, "Nude With Boots" is now available on red vinyl, as a single LP in a double gatefold package. Vinyl collectors begin to drool. It smells real purdy too.
THE KIDS OF WIDNEY HIGH have their own comic book!!!!!!
The Kids generated story ideas and dialogue and teamed their stories up with a handful of amazing and innovative comic book artists.
Diamond Comics, the ONLY major distributor of U.S. comics, agreed to pick it up for distribution. Not only that, they've made it one of 7 staff picks in this month's catalog! This is pretty awesome considering that there are over 1,000 new books offered in the book.
However, if they don't reach an order plateau of 1,280 copies, Diamond retains the right to not distribute the book.
The comic book was financed by the teachers/bandmembers involved with the band and all of the proceeds raised through the sales will go back to them and the band. We need everyone to order this book or ask your local comic shop for it.
To find a comic shop near you, check out the Comic Shop Locator here:
Once you've found your comic shop, the book is located on page 187 of the November 2009 issue of Previews. The order code is NOV090619. This code is important because, as I said, there are many many titles offered monthly in the catalog.
R.I.P. Ajile Turner
We at Ipecac have been saddened to learn of the recent passing of a friend, Ajile Turner.
Mike Patton Futurist Noise Composition to Be Performed in SF and NY
Now here is a cool show to check out. Mike Patton recently wrote a musical piece for a futurist noise series that will be performed by musicians and composers in both San Francisco and New York City.
The SF show is October 16th at MOMA/Yerba Buena
The New York show is November 12th at Town Hall
The list of musicians that composed the music is VERY impressive. Check it out. Mike will NOT be performing.
What’s a “Chicken Switch”?
How can the US reform it’s health care system?
Does David Hasselhof have a drinking problem?
What’s with the weather?
Is there anything better on TV than “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”?
When is a new Melvins record not a new Melvins record?
Well, we can’t figure out the Kardashians for you, but we can tell you this, there is a “new” Melvins record out, and it’s called “Chicken Switch”. It includes some of the Melvins coolest songs from the past, but the twist is, these songs have been remixed by some of the leading purveyors of underground, noise music. You got your Speedranch, Matmos, Eye from the Boredoms, Lee Ronaldo, Merzbow and more reinterpreting songs you’ve cherished since childhood. Hard to call most of these remixes as they stand on their own as new tunes. This project was spearheaded by you the Melvins fans at the Melvins website with the Melvins stamp of approval. So it’s gotta be good, right?
This will keep you satisfied until the new Melvins studio record is unleashed in mid 2010.
So, what’s a “Chicken Switch”?
Support Great Music
Hey friends. Every once in awhile we like to give you some musical advice. Here are a couple hot tips. Don't miss the Soulsavers on tour now! Their new record "Broken", is one of the years best. Mike Patton does a guest turn on one track too.
Also tearing it up on the road is Kid Koala. A true original. Always a fun show and you can download his new project, The Slew, at: http://www.nufonia.com/ice-cream-news/theslew
Ok, go support great music!
R.I.P. Grand Master Roc Raida
We are very sad to report, that legendary X-Ecutioners DJ Grand Master Roc Raida died Sept 19th at the age of 37. Roc was an innovator and a great guy and will be missed.