Bower.json bower-ionic downloading nightly

I’m trying to download stable 1.2.4 from the ionic bower repo using a bower.json file. However, it consistently downloads 1.2.4-nighlty* (which breaks my layout and cancel modal button) instead of just clean 1.2.4 even if I specify the following. Note that specifying v1.1.1 gives me a clean 1.1.1 version, not a nightly:
“name”: “mypackage”,
“private”: true,
“dependencies”: {
“bower-ionic”: “driftyco/ionic-bower#v1.2.4”

I get the following output during install, note the version mismatch bit:
bower bower-ionic#v1.2.4 not-cached git://
bower bower-ionic#v1.2.4 resolve git://
bower bower-ionic#v1.2.4 download
bower bower-ionic#v1.2.4 extract archive.tar.gz
bower bower-ionic#v1.2.4 mismatch Version declared in the json (1.2.4-nightly-1917) is different than the resolved one (1.2.4)
bower bower-ionic#v1.2.4 invalid-meta ionic is missing “ignore” entry in bower.json
bower bower-ionic#v1.2.4 resolved git://
bower bower-ionic#v1.2.4 install bower-ionic#1.2.4
bower-ionic#1.2.4 bower_components\bower-ionic
├── angular#1.4.3
├── angular-animate#1.4.3
├── angular-sanitize#1.4.3
└── angular-ui-router#0.2.13

Am I doing something wrong or is there something up with the bower repo?