Posts tagged Mike Patton
[Download] Pillowfight (Dan The Automator x Emily Wells) - "In The Afternoon"

Deltron Event II isn't the only big project from super producer Dan The Automator this year. Automator has hooked up with singer/songwriter Emily Wells for a new collaborative project called Pillowfight which also features long time Automator collaborator Kid Koala on turntables. According to Wells' website, the group came together when Kid Koala and Wells met at the Calgary Folk Fest. Koala, a friend of Dan's knew he'd been working on a "passion project" and was hoping to find a female lyricist/vocalist.  Emily went to San Francisco to write and record for three days and the rest is history. 

The two spent the next several months writing and recording and have finished their first full length album, which is set to release some time this year. Those that are familiar with Automator's projects such as the first Gorillaz album, Lovage and Handsome Boy Modeling School will feel right at home with Pillowfight. The group recently previewed the upcoming debut album at this year's SXSW festival, which you can probably find decent quality videos on YouTube.

For those of you, who do not wish to go digging through YouTube just to hear the act, fear not! You can hear the group's first single "In The Afternoon" below which is available to download on the Ioda's SXSW 2012 Sampler (FREE on Amazon/$1.99 on iTunes). Can't wait to hear more from this upcoming project, as well as Deltron Event II. Automator can we haz your project with Mike Patton, Crudo, too?

[Download] Mike Patton - "Twin Primes" (From The Solitude Of Prime Numbers Score)

Happy New Music Tuesday peoples! Today, one of my personal highly anticipated albums was released for the score to the Saverio Costanzo-directed Italian film The Solitude Of Prime Numbers done by none other than Faith No More/Lovage/Crudo/Peeping Tom/Mr. Bungle/Tomahawk/Fantomas/Mondo Cane vocalist Mike Patton. The album titled Music From The Film And Inspired By The Book The Solitude Of Prime Numbers (La Solitudine Dei Numeri Primi) was released via Patton's own Ipecac Recordings and features 16 songs written for the film with each track sequentially numbered with the first 16 prime numbers. 

Thanks to the folks over at RCRDLBL, you can check out the slightly instrumental track (aside from Patton's eerie melodies) "Twin Primes" below. If you are a fan of Patton's prior soundtrack work like A Perfect Place or Crank 2: High Voltage definitely make sure you check out the complete score now available via iTunes or Amazon. Now if we could get Lovage 2 or Crudo or hell any new vocal album from Mr. Patton that would be amazing.

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[Contest] Win An iPad + $50 iTunes Gift Card!!!!

Alright, US residents, have we got a contest for you! 

Coca-Cola recently launched Crammer Keeper, an online tool that helps students of all ages remember their notes in a fun and interesting new way. 

Since we at SKOA are all students at the School of Rock(heh), we figured you might be interested in an opportunity to give the Crammer Keeper a whirl and win an iPad plus a $50 iTunes gift card in the process!

Here's how you enter: 

Head over to CrammerKeeper.com and create a note/song for "Music Class". The note must be a fact about any musician/producer listed below. It can be a fact about anything in their career (awards, chart positions for singles, etc.), but it must be ACCURATE, you can't just make up anything. Once you've finished your note, you can either post it on our wall on our Facebook page or post it in the comments section of this post. 

You have until Monday, January 17th at noon EST to enter. Once we have gone through the entries and verified both accuracy and awesomeness, a winner will be selected at random and notified on Wednesday, January 19th. 

Check out the complete list of musicians/producers plus the fine print for the contest after the jump! Good luck! 

You may write notes about any of the following musicians/producers: 

Beck

Brian Eno

Danger Mouse

Terry Date

Ross Robinson

Calvin Harris

Damon Albarn

Dan The Automator

RJD2

Mike Patton

Mark Linkous

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The Fine Print:

The prize was provided by The Coca-Cola Company.  The Coca-Cola Company is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with this giveaway. Winners are responsible for paying taxes on their prize and will be requested to submit a W-9 form to The Cola-Cola Company prior to receiving the prize.

Apple and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries and had zero involvement with this contest.

The artists listed above have no affiliation with The Coca-Cola Company or Apple and were selected at random by Some Kind of Awesome. 

[Download] Crudo (Dan The Automator x Mike Patton) - "Let's Go"
In Italian cuisine, Crudo is a raw fish dish dressed with olive oil, sea salt, and citrus juice such as lemon juice and sometimes vinegar. However, in this case, Crudo is the new (not really new but...) project from producer Dan The Automator and Faith No More Frontman, Mike Patton. You my be familiar of the two's work on Handsome Boy Modeling School, Lovage and on Patton's own project Peeping Tom. Crudo's album is expected to release later this year on Ipecac Recordings. For now, enjoy the full version of their single "Let's Go."