If you’ve ever wanted a heavier version of the Beach Boys, well, here’s your chance. Tomahawk, the group made up of Mike Patton (Mondo Cane, Faith No More), Duane Dennison (The Jesus Lizard, Unsemble), Trevor Dunn (Fantomas, Melvins Lite) and John Stanier (Battles, Helmet) are back with a new disc on the horizon and a handful of tour dates on tap.

It’s been a few years since Tomahawk recorded new music but their new disc ‘Oddfellows’ is scheduled for a January 2013 release, aiming to start the year off right. Dennison recently talked to Rolling Stone about the upcoming disc. “This is a full-on rock album,” he expressed. “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."

For fans hoping to get a taste of what’s in store before next year, Tomahawk plans to release a 7-inch single titled ‘Waratorium’ that will be available on Nov. 23 as part of a Record Store Day’s Black Friday event. The special offering will feature an original etching by cartoonist Ivan Brunetti on the b-side making it quite a collectible. The digital release will follow a week later.

Leading up to the release of their new disc, the band has announced a handful of tour dates including stops at the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans, La. at the end of October and Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas in November. Check out the short list of dates below and watch a preview of the upcoming disc.

Tomahawk Tour Dates

10/27 - Nashville, Tenn. - Exit/In
10/28 - New Orleans, La. - Voodoo Music Experience
10/29 - Memphis, Tenn. - New Daisy Theatre
10/31 - Dallas, Texas - Granada Theatre
11/1 - Houston, Texas - Fitzgerald's
11/2 - Austin, Texas  - Fun Fun Fun Fest

Watch the Video Preview For Tomahawk's New Disc 'Oddfellows'

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