Tomahawk return with new record, Tonic Immobility, available on March 26th via Ipecac Recordings
Tomahawk, the rock band featuring Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantômas), Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard, Unsemble), Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, Fantômas) and John Stanier (Helmet, Battles), return with their first full-length record in eight years, the highly-anticipated Tonic Immobility, which is set to be released 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 record, which was co-produced by the band and Paul Allen, arrived overnight, with the release of “Business Casual”, a track you can listen to below and which Denison describes as “a mocking look at the life of work in America,” marking this the first new music from the quartet since 2014’s “M.E.A.T.” single.
Tonic Immobility pre-orders are available now here, with the album available in the following formats: digital, CD digipak, and 180 gram LP in textured gatefold packaging.
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