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Mike Patton’s alt.rock supergroup Tomahawk return with first new music in 8 years

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(Image credit: Eric Livingston)

Mike Patton's art rockers Tomahawk have streamed a brand new song Business Casual. It's taken from the quartet's upcoming album Tonic Immobility, their first new music in eight years, and will be released through Ipecac Recordings on March 26. You can listen to Business Casual and see the new artwork and tracklisting below.

Tonic Immobility could just be something in the air we’re feeling,” says guitarist Duane Denison. “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. 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.”

Aside from the Faith No More frontman the band featuring Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard/Unsemble), Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle/Fantômas), and John Stanier (Helmet/Battles).

Tonic Immobility will be available in the following formats: digital, CD digipak, and 180g LP in textured gatefold packaging. Vinyl variants include standard black, coke bottle clear (indie retail exclusive – 5000 available), opaque metallic silver (Ipecac webstore exclusive – 2000 available), and crystal clear (Newbury Comics exclusive – 1000 available).

Pre-order Tonic Immobility.

Tomahawk

(Image credit: Eric Livingston)

Tomahawk: Tonic Immobility
1. SHHH!
2. Valentine Shine
3. Predators and Scavengers
4. Doomsday Fatigue
5. Business Casual
6. Tattoo Zero
7. Fatback
8. Howlie
9. Eureka
10. Sidewinder
11. Recoil
12. Dog Eat Dog

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.