Patton Goes Pop With Peeping Tom
Mike Patton has completed work on his long-gestating self-titled album as Peeping Tom, which will be released May 30 on his own Ipecac label.As tipped here last month, Mike Patton has completed work on his long-gestating self-titled album as Peeping Tom, which will be released May 30 on his own Ipecac label. The set was pieced together by swapping song files through the mail with collaborators like Norah Jones ("Sucker"), Kool Keith ("Getaway") and Massive Attack "Kill the DJ."
Among the other guests on "Peeping Tom" as Dan "The Automator" Nakamura, Amon Tobin, Dub Trio, Bebel Gilberto, Dos One and members of the Melvins.
"I don't know how many songs he recorded -- an insane amount, like 30," Melvins drummer Dale Crover told Billboard.com recently. "There's a lot of layered vocals -- like Beach Boys style. Some hip hop-y sort of beats. It's weird. It's drum machine mixed with live drums mixed with crazy samples, but then there's guitar and bass."
"I don't listen to the radio, but if I did, this is what I'd want it to sound like," Patton says of the project. "This is my version of pop music. In way, this is an exercise for me: taking all these things I've learned over the years and putting them into a pop format."
Patton is hoping to mount a tour in support of "Peeping Tom" but details have yet to be announced. As previously reported, he can be heard guesting on the track "Not Alone" on Dub Trio's new album, "New Heavy," due May 23 via ROIR.