Published Jun 28, 2012Tomahawk fans got a blast form the past earlier this year when the eclectic rock combo issued the self-explanatory, back-catalogue exploring Eponymous to Anonymous box set. Following a five-year absence, the band are finally getting ready to release some new material. Tomahawk issue their next set, Oddfellows, this coming January.
A press release didn't give the specifics on the release date or the tracklisting, but confirmed that the disc was recorded at Black Keys member Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound Studio in Nashville. Oddfellows is Tomahawk's fourth album overall, and the follow-up to 2007's super-spiritual Anonymous.
The upcoming set was produced by the band and Collin Dupuis (the Black Keys, the Nocturnals), and is the first to feature new bassist Trevor Dunn. The four-stringer's ties to the band are deep, however, as he used to play with singer Mike Patton in avant-garde metal troupe Mr. Bungle.
The record was apparently recorded live in the studio with all members playing in the same room.
Of Oddfellows, guitarist Duane Denison described in a statement: "It's dark and claustrophobic here, light and spacious there."
You can determine just what he means by watching a trailer for the album down below. The quick clip features a spindly post-punk groove reminiscent of Denison's Jesus Lizard work. Unfortunately, despite capping with the claim that the album arrives "fall 2012," the press release states otherwise.
More info, including some fall dates, is no doubt coming soon.
Read our exclusive interview with Tomahawk here.