Peeping Tom

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A band led by Mike Patton, Peeping Tom cover many genres and are very definitely "Non Genrefication".

Their styles include everything from Pop to Hip Hop to Rock to Trip Hop to many more.

To date, they have released one eponymous album and two singles on Ipecac Recordings. The band has featured a wide variety of well-known artists such as Massive Attack, Norah Jones and Kool Keith.

Peeping Tom has been called Mike Patton's most mainstream accessible work since his days with Faith No More.

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After about six years of delays, the self-titled debut album, Peeping Tom, finally saw the light of day in 2006. It was released through Mike Patton's own label, Ipecac Recordings.

The whole album was written by Patton with a wishlist of collaborators in mind that he hoped would perform on the finished tracks. "It's an exotic way of working for someone accustomed to a band environment", Patton says. "It was charming, really. None of the usual Animal House stuff. Instead of swapping spit and underwear, we were swapping files".

The finished album featured performances by artists such as Norah Jones ("Sucker"), Kool Keith ("Getaway") and Massive Attack ("Kill the DJ").

Referring to the fact the almost none of the artists recorded their parts with Patton there he said: "Plenty of people on the record are still complete strangers to me".

The first single from the album was "Mojo." It was accompanied by a music video featuring appearances by Danny DeVito, Mark Hoppus of Blink 182, Rachel Hunter as well as song performers Dan the Automator and Rahzel. The video was created by buzzed about music video director Matt McDermitt.

The band made their worldwide live debut on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on May 26th, 2006.

As work on Peeping Tom began in 2000 and was interrupted to accommodate Patton's recording or touring work with Fantômas, Tomahawk, Lovage, General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners, Kaada/Patton, Rahzel and guest turns on Björk and Massive Attack records, two feature film scores, his film acting debut in Firecracker, videogame voice work in The Darkness and an ultimately "ridiculous" major label flirtation, enough material has massed for a second and possibly third record.

Discography

Album

1) 2006 Peeping Tom, (Released: May 30, 2006, Label: Ipecac)

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Singles

1) 2006 "Mojo"

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2) 2007 "We're Not Alone"

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Collaborators

Rahzel

Dan the Automator

Kool Keith

Doseone

Norah Jones

Bebel Gilberto

Massive Attack

Dub Trio

Jel

Odd Nosdam

Amon Tobin

Kid Koala

Mike Relm

Imani Coppola

Butterscotch

Rob Swift

DJ Z-Trip

DJ Quest

DJ D-Sharp

External Links

Peeping Tom on Ipecac Recordings