Tomahawk, the rock band featuring Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard/Unsemble), Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle/Fantômas), Mike Patton (Faith No More/Mr. Bungle, etc.) and John Stanier (Helmet/Battles), have returned with their first full-length album in eight years, the highly-anticipated Tonic Immobility, out on March 26th via Ipecac Recordings.
“Tonic Immobility could just be something in the air we’re feeling,” says 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.”
A preview of the twelve-song album, which was co-produced by the band and Paul Allen, arrived with the release of the lead single “Business Casual”. The track, which Denison describes as “a mocking look at the life of work in America,” marks the first new music from the foursome since 2014’s “M.E.A.T.” single.
Listen to “Business Casual” below:
Tonic Immobility artwork (cover by Eric Livingston) & tracklist:
2. Valentine Shine
3. Predators and Scavengers
4. Doomsday Fatigue
5. Business Casual
6. Tattoo Zero
12. Dog Eat Dog