Tomahawk, the underground super group that includes Duane Dennison (The Jesus Lizard, Unsemble), Trevor Dunn (Fantomas, Melvins Lite), Mike Patton (Mondo Cane, Faith No More) and John Stanier (Battles, Helmet), have announced a brief fall tour kicking off on Oct. 27 at Nashville’s The Exit/In.
Tour dates are:
October 27 Nashville, TN Exit/In
October 28 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Music Experience
October 29 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theatre
October 31 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
November 1 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
November Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
Tomahawk will preview music from Oddfellows (January 2013, Ipecac Recordings) with the release of a 7-inch single titled “Waratorium” on Nov. 23 (Record Store Day’s Black Friday event). The b-side will be an original etching by famed cartoonist and comics scholar Ivan Brunetti. A digital release for Waratorium follows a week later.
“This is a full-on rock album,” Dennison recently told Rolling Stone. “There’s no quirky weirdness – it’s very straightforward for us. There’s almost like this weird, upbeat sound, what I call ‘heavy pop,” and Patton totally got the vibe right away… really heavy Beach Boys.”
Tomahawk has been dormant for the past five years after releasing a trio of albums: Tomahawk in 2001, Mit Gas in 2003 and Anonymous in 2007. The band last performed live in 2003.