Due for release 27th October 2023 via Ipecac
LP Reissues - die cut sleeves limited yellow vinyl OR limited INDIES tan vinyl.
Finally back in print after over a decade, the one and only PEEPING TOM
album. The album is one of Mike Patton’s (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle)
most sought after albums. The guests on the album are an amazing array
of musicians including Norah Jones, Massive Attack, Kool Keith and
The vinyl has been out of print since it’s initial release in 2006 and this
reissue features limited edition colours and a die-cut sleeve different from
the original release.
In keeping with the landmark 1960 psychological horror film that inspired
its name, PEEPING TOM had its genesis as a modus operandi devoid of
physical intimacy. Patton would write songs with a wishlist of theoretical
collaborators in mind, then hope for a reply in the form of a finished track.
"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
The album also includes contributions from Amon Tobin, Bebel Gilberto,
DubTrio, Kid Koala, Dale Crover, Rahzel and several of Patton's Bay Area
running buddies, such as Dan "the Automator" Nakamura, and Jel, Odd
Nosdam and Dose One of hip hop collective anticon. The end result is an
utterly unique multi-genre/multi-artist departure from Patton's more
recent noisy output-one that would ultimately have to be classified as a
pop record, alas a Mike Patton pop record, but a pop record nonetheless.
"I don't listen to the radio, but if I did, this is what I'd want it to sound
like. This is my version of pop music. In a 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.”