NEW TOMAHAWK IS COMING!
In the absence of new Faith No More (which seemed like it might actually be a thing for a minute earlier this week), Tomahawk has always been my favorite (read: most FNM-like) of Mike Patton’s myriad side projects. If I’m being honest, the Patton-led collabo — which also includes Jesus Lizard guitarist Duane Denison, ex-Helmet drummer John Stanier and ex-Mr. Bungle bassist Trevor Dunn — kinda lost my interest with 2007’s Anonymous, a record that lacked gusto and reminded me a very mellow, spiritual version of Bungle. 2003’s Mit Gas is the record that hooked me, but 2001’s self-titled debut is a ripper too (stream it on Spotify here).
So it’s with cautious anticipation that I report that Tomahawk are working on a new album, according to their Facebook page. Hooray! Hopefully it’s more Mit Gas / self-titled and less Anonymous. Presumably we’ll find out in the first half of 2012, and presumably it’ll be issued via Patton’s own label Ipecac.
Thanks: Mykee Shaffer