Tomahawk, the supergroup featuring singer Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle) and guitarist Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard), have announced their first album in eight years, Tonic Immobility. Ahead of the LP’s March 26th release, the band has unleashed the first single, “Business Casual”.
In addition to Patton and Denison, Tomahawk feature bassist Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle) and drummer John Stanier (Battles, ex-Helmet). Tonic Immobility marks the band’s fourth album overall and follow-up to 2013’s Oddfellows.
“Tonic Immobility could just be something in the air we’re feeling,” said Denison in a press release. “It’s been a rough year between the pandemic and everything else. A lot of people feel somewhat powerless and stuck as they’re not able to make a move without second guessing themselves or worrying about the outcomes.”
He continued, “For as much as the record possibly reflects that, it’s also an escape from the realities of the world. We’re not wallowing in negativity or getting political. For me, rock has always been an alternate reality to everything else. I feel like this is yet another example.”
“Business Casual” features Patton talk-singing over a bass-heavy verse before launching into a scream for the guitar-driven chorus. Denison describes the song as “a mocking look at the life of work in America.”
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Tonic Immobility Tracklist:
02. Valentine Shine
03. Predators and Scavengers
04. Doomsday Fatigue
05. Business Casual
06. Tattoo Zero
12. Dog Eat Dog