The Hype: Weeks after performing a red hot set (in red hot formal wear) at Coachella, alt-rock über-genius Mike Patton reminds us that when it comes to pushing the limits of his delightfully eccentric musical experiments, we ain't seen nothin' yet. Backed by the grandeur of a 30-piece orchestra, Patton's new release, Mondo Cane (out today on his label, Ipecac Records), harnesses 10 traditional Italian Pop songs from the '50s and '60s.
The project itself was recorded live at various shows in Europe and has reportedly been in the making for about five years. So yeah, we're pretty sure Patton acolytes have been salivating over this album for quite a while. Well, the time has come. Buon appetito!