From the 1st of January 2015, [PIAS] – through its Artist & Label Services division – will provide marketing, sales & distribution services to Ipecac in all markets outside of North America.
A brand new Faith No More album – their first studio release for 18 years – will be released through Ipecac on their own imprint, Reclamation Recordings, in 2015. [PIAS] will handle the marketing and promotion for the album through their extensive network of offices around the world.
Ahead of the new album a first single entitled ‘Motherfucker’ was released on Monday 8th December.
Named after syrup of ipecac, a vomit-inducing medicine, California based Ipecac Recordings was founded on April 1, 1999 by Greg Werckman (ex-label manager of Alternative Tentacles, ex-lead singer of Duh, ex-employee of Mercury Records) and Mike Patton (Faith No More, ex-Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, Tomahawk, Peeping Tom and Mondo Cane).
Originally the label was created for the sole purpose of releasing the first Fantômas album. Currently Ipecac works with a prolific and eclectic mix of artists including Melvins, Isis and Le Butcherettes and many more, alongside Patton’s own projects and collaborations.
Greg Werckman, co-founder of Ipecac Recordings said,“Mike and I and the bands are very honoured to be joining the [PIAS] team. We have had great respect for the [PIAS] system for years. With the addition of Faith No More and Reclamation Recordings (FNM’s imprint label), we felt it was the right time to step up and increase the Ipecac visibility worldwide. We have been fortunate to develop such a strong and loyal fan-base over the last 15 years and will continue to offer unique and eclectic releases.”
“2015 looks to be a great year for Ipecac and the beginning of a successful partnership with [PIAS]” - Mike Patton
Adrian Pope, Managing Director of [PIAS] Artist & Label Services said, “We are very proud to start a relationship with Ipecac at what will be one of the most exciting years in their history. It’s quite special what Greg and Mike have achieved with the label in their own way and the release of a new Faith No More album will be one of the highlights of next year for both existing and new fans around the world”
God’s Own Format – the 12″ vinyl record – makes an improbable return (just don’t call it a comeback).
Scottish Hip Hop trio Young Fathers win the Mercury Music Prize for their album ‘Dead’ (Big Dada).
New record shops spring in to life across the UK, Ireland and beyond.
The ‘real’ world may look a teensy bit depressing, but there’s a lot to be thankful for, and a lot to look forward to.
Before we look forward to Tomorrow’s World, that Brave New Vista, there’s the inevitable End Of Year / ‘Best Of’ lists to wade through. So many lists, so little time…
Here are just some of the [PIAS]-related titles floating aural boats across this world:
War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream (Secretly Canadian)
FKA Twigs – LP1 (Young Turks)
Aphex Twin – Syro (Warp)
Angel Olson – Burn Your Fire For No Witness (Jagjaguwar)
Sharon Van Etten – Are We There (Jagjaguwar)
Flying Lotus – You’re Dead (Warp)
Future Islands – Singles (4AD)
Mac DeMarco – Salad Days (Captured Tracks)
Swans – To Be Kind (Mute)
Jack White – Lazaretto (XL)
The Bug – Angels & Devils (Ninja Tune)
East India Youth – Total Strife Forever (Stolen)
Wild Beasts – Present Tense (Domino)
Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty (Sub Pop)
Cloud Nothings – Here And Nowhere Else (Wichita)
Scott Walker + Sunn o))) – Soused (4AD)
alt-J – This Is All Yours (Infectious)
Ty Segall – Manipulator (Drag City)
Warpaint – Warpaint (Rough Trade)
Real Estate – Atlas (Domino)
Alvvays – Alvvays (Transgressive)
Dean Blunt – Black Metal (Rough Trade)
Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal (Rough Trade)
Wishing you and yours a very happy xmas and new year.
Good health, good cheer – and keep buying independent music, ya hear?
It’s Mercury Prize nominations time.
Winner to be announced October 29th.
Here’s the list:
Anna Calvi: ‘One Breath’ (Domino Recording Co.)
Bombay Bicycle Club: ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’
Damon Albarn: ‘Everyday Robots’
East India Youth: ‘Total Strife Forever’ (Stolen Recordings)
FKA Twigs: ‘LP1′ (Young Turks / XL Recordings)
Jungle: ‘Jungle’ (XL Recordings)
Young Fathers: ‘Dead’ (Big Dada)
Kate Tempest: ‘Everybody Down’ (Big Dada)
GoGo Penguin: ‘v2.0′
Nick Mulvey: ‘First Mind’
Polar Bear: ‘In Each and Every One’
Royal Blood: ‘Royal Blood’
Fat White Family and Temples have been nominated for ‘Best New Act’ at this year’s Q Awards.
FKA Twigs, Arctic Monkeys & Jack White among the other nominees for this year’s awards.
Q Best New Act presented by Xperia Access
The Fat White Family (Without Consent)
FKA Twigs (Young Turks / XL Recordings)
Q Best Track presented by Absolute Radio
Paolo Nutini – Iron Sky
Sam Smith – Stay With Me
Lorde – Royals
Kaiser Chiefs – Coming Home
Kasabian – Eez-eh
Q Best Video
Arctic Monkeys – Arabella (Domino Recording Co.)
Elbow – New York Morning
Coldplay – Magic
Jamie xx – Sleep Sound (Young Turks / XL Recordings)
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Q Best Album
Elbow – The Take Off And Landing Of Everything
Manic Street Preachers – Futurology
Kasabian – 48:13
Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
The Black Keys – Turn Blue
Q Best Live Act presented by The Cavern Club
Arctic Monkeys (Domino Recording Co.)
Jack White (XL / Third Man)
Q Best Solo Artist presented by Citroën
Q Best Act In The World Today presented by Buster + Punch
Arctic Monkeys (Domino Recording Co.)
FKA Twigs ‘LP1′ (Young Turks) – Out Now
Childhood ‘Lacuna’ (House Anxiety) – Out Now
Grumbling Fur ‘Preternaturals’ (The Quietus Phonographic Corp) – Out Now
Moire ‘Shelter’ (Werkdiscs / Ninja Tune) – Out Next Week
The Bug ‘Angels & Devils’ (Ninja Tune) – Out 25th August
Rustie ‘Green Language’ (Warp) – Out 25th August
Later…. With Sharon Van Etten, Damien Jurado, Kelis, White Denim, Hurray For The Riff Raff and Eno/Hyde
Sharon Van Etten – ‘Are We There’ (Jagjaguwar) – Out Now
Damien Jurado – ‘Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son’ (Secretly Canadian) – Out Now
Kelis – ‘Food’ (Ninja Tune) – Out Now
Eno/Hyde – ‘Someday World’ (Warp) – Out Now
White Denim – ‘Corsicana Lemonade’ (Downtown) – Out Now
Hurray For The Riff Raff – ‘Small Town Heroes’ (ATO) – Out Now