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Artist Update: Tomahawk

posted November 30, 2012, 11:07 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Festivals, General Interest, Music News, Releases, Tour, Video | comment Leave a Comment

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Tomahawk‘s video for “Stone Letter,” the first single from their forthcoming album Oddfellows, is available via Pitchfork.
The clip, directed by Vincent Forcier, was shot during the band’s late October tour and features a studio performance from the quartet that includes Duane Denison (Jesus Lizard, Unsemble), Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mondo Cane), John Stanier (Battles, Helmet) and Trevor Dunn (Melvins Lite, Mr. Bungle).

Tomahawk have also added a brief February tour that kicks off on Feb. 12 in Seattle at The Showbox with Retox opening all dates. Retox, the San Diego outfit helmed by The Locust’s Justin Pearson, are currently in the studio recording a follow-up to their 2011 debut, Ugly Animals. Tomahawk will also perform at Lollapalooza Brazil and Australia’s Soundwave Festival. They were one of our favorite performances at last month’s Fun Fun Fun Fest.

“Stone Letter” was released as a limited edition single for Record Store Day’s Black Friday event and will be available on Tuesday as a digital single. A stream of the song, the band’s first new music in six years, is available via Spin.

Tomahawk tour dates (Retox opens Feb. 12 to 19):

February 12 Seattle, WA The Showbox
February 13 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
February 15 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
February 16 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
February 17 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
February 19 Los Angeles, CA The Mayan Theater
February 23 Brisbane, Australia RNA Showgrounds
February 24 Sydney, Australia Olympic Park
March 1 Melbourne, Australia Flemington Racecourse
March 2 Adelaide, Australia Bonython Park
March 4 Perth, Australia Claremont Showground
March 30 Sao Paulo, Brazil Lollapalooza Brazil

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