How Many Adult Swim Musical Tie-Ins Can You Name?

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Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 12:00 PM
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Adult Swim is integrating all sorts of hip music folks into its late-night shows: Odd Future shot a pilot for the cable channel, and word is that Major Lazer has something in the works.

But the cutting-edge programmers have long been musically inclined. MC Chris came to prominence as MC Pee Pants on Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and The Venture Bros. brought in industrial music legend J.G. Thirlwell (Foetus) for scoring duties. In 2005 MF Doom and Danger Mouse released The Mouse and the Mask, featuring cameos from several Adult Swim characters. The network even has its own label, William Street Records, which has worked with Definitive Jux, Ghostly and Stones Throw, and has a much-anticipated Killer Mike and El-P collab in the works. Some artists with Adult Swim connections have slipped below the radar, however. Below are a few.

Neko Case

Genre: Alt-country

Show: Cheyenne Cinnamon and the Fantabulous Unicorn of Sugar Town Candy Fudge

Role: She played Cheyenne Cinnamon.


Genre: Noise rock

Show: Perfect Hair Forever

Role: They perform the opening theme for one episode.

Adrian Younge

Genre: '70s-style funk

Show: Black Dynamite

Role: He scores the show.

Britta Phillips

Genre: Indie rock

Show: Mary Shelley's Frankenhole

Role: She plays Elizabeth Fran.


Genre: Urban pop

Show: Freaknik: The Musical

Role: She played Tyra Banks and Oprah.

Josh Homme

Genre: Hard rock

Show: Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1

Role: He performs the theme song.

Obviously, this is far from a complete list, but whom would you like to have seen included?

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