Tomahawk—the supergroup featuring members of Mr Bungle, Battles and The Jesus Lizard—have returned with the new song “Business Casual.”
Frontman Mike Patton (Mr Bungle and Faith No More) is in fine form on the track, delivering “a mocking look at the life of work in America,” as guitarist Duane Denison (also of The Jesus Lizard) put it.
“Business Casual” is the first taste of Tomahawk’s new album Tonic Immobility, which comes 20 years since Tomahawk debuted with their self-titled album. It’s their first album in eight years, following Oddfellows.
“Tonic Immobility could just be something in the air we’re feeling,” Denison said of the record in a statement. “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.”
Tomahawk are rounded out by bassist Trevor Dunn (also of Mr Bungle) and drummer John Stanier (Helmet and Battles). Tonic Immobility drops March 26 on Ipecac Recordings. Hear “Business Casual” below: