Mike Patton Announces
Upcoming Release of Peeping Tom
After a lot of talk, leaked tracks on
the Internets, and wining and dining by
major labels, Mike Patton appears ready
to finally release his Peeping Tom
A revolutionary, watershed sort of moment
for Patton, Peeping Tom
is said to be more of a pop album than
anything else. But before anyone cries
sellout, consider this: his notion of
pop might not be mainstream.
"This is my version of pop music,"
said Patton when speaking about
the album. "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. I've worked with many people
who have said to me, 'oh you have a pop
record in you, eventually you'll find
it,' and I always laughed at them. I guess
I owe them an apology."
Appearances are made by a number of well-known
contributors, including: Norah Jones,
Kool Keith, Massive Attack,
Amon Tobin, and Bebel Gilberto.
Some of the collaborators never actually
worked directly with Patton, but traded
files over the Internet to build the demos
into final versions.
May 30, 2006