From Tomahawk’s new album, Tonic Immobility, released March 26, 2021. Order now at http://lnk.to/TomahawkTonic
Tomahawk is Duane Denison, Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton & John Stanier
About the video, Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard/Unsemble) comments, “Predators and Scavengers” started out as a general observation on the current ecological climate of our planet. Perhaps it could also be applied to the socioeconomic climate as well? “
Directed, animated and produced by Diego Cumplido (https://www.instagram.com/diegocumpli…)
Live action camera work by Felipe Vásquez. Ximena Faunes
Additional background footage by Julieta Morales, Cristóbal León
Thanks to Antonia Bañados, Cristóbal León, Eva Vera, Hugo Covarrubias, Alberto Hayden, Benjamín Gelcich
About Tomahawk and Tonic Immobility:
Stop if you’ve heard this one before…Four guys from a bunch of other bands walk into a studio and walk out with a record. That’s sort of the story of Tomahawk, but it’s not the whole shebang. The guys—guitarist Duane Denison [the Jesus Lizard, Unsemble, etc.], vocalist Mike Patton [Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, etc.], drummer John Stanier [Helmet, Battles, etc.], and bassist Trevor Dunn [Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, etc.]—show up just when we need them. The first time was in 2001 with the self-titled Tomahawk. Following Mit Gas  and Anonymous , they dropped Oddfellows during 2013. It marked their best debut, reaching #9 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums Chart.
The A.V. Club gave it a grade of “A-,” Revolver rated it “4-out-of-5 stars,” and Pitchfork chimed in, “This lurid, thorny, profoundly weird music–just comes tearing out.” All kinds of touring and festivals followed before the members went back to their gazillion other gigs in 2014.
On their 20th anniversary they finally return with their fifth full-length album, Tonic Immobility, in 2021. Thawed out from their slumber, they sound like, well, Tomahawk…
“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.”
Tonic Immobility is available now (http://lnk.to/TomahawkTonic) in the following formats: digital, CD digipak, and 180 gram LP in textured gatefold packaging. Vinyl variants include standard black, coke bottle clear (indie retail exclusive – 5000 available).
Also available from Tomahawk
Oddfellows – 2013
Anonymous – 2007
Mit Gas – 2003
Tomahawk – 2001