The new Tomahawk album "Oddfellows" is available for streaming now. You can hear it in the player below.
If you like the sound of that, they'll be hitting the West Coast for a tour in mid-February. Scroll down to see the dates.
Tomahawk is a supergroup collaboration founded in 2000 between Mike Patton, Jesus Lizard guitarist Duane Denison, Battles drummer John Stainer and bassist Trevor Dunn, who replaces the Melvins' Kevin Rutmanis. "Oddfellows" is their fourth studio album.
It was recorded in the Black Keys' studio after the band traded demos by Denison on tape, in the same way the band was founded over 4-track cassette recordings over 10 years ago.
"The one thing I wanted to get across is that I wanted it to be fun and exciting and rock, in the rock sense of the word," Denison told Spin magazine.
"This is not dungeons and dragons. This is not sausage party in the church basement, hardcore party with dudes only. No, this is meant to be played in huge clubs with alcohol and drugs and dancing girls and all those good things. You know we wanted to do it in a way that wasn't stupid that has some depth and intelligence and insight to it. Whether we pulled that off, you guys are the judge."
Hear the new Tomahawk album "Oddfellows" in full here, and pre-order the album from Mike Patton's Ipecac label.
Tomahawk West Coast Tour Dates (via Antiquiet):
02.12 Seattle, WA Showbox 02.13 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom 02.15 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall 02.16 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall 02.17 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory 02.19 Los Angeles, CA Mayan Theatre