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Mike Patton Flaunts Vocal Range on Tomahawk’s Sizzling ‘M.E.A.T.’

Extras from alt-rock supergroup's 2013 'Oddfellows' are out now

picture-18576-1373300776Marc Hogan // June 5, 2014

Tomahawk still have some art-rock leftovers from last year’s Oddfellows. Luckily, they’re still good reheated. With Faith No More vocalist extraordinaire Mike Patton plus members of Jesus Lizard and Battles, the toothsome four-piece recently released the non-album single “M.E.A.T.,” backed with “Curtain Calls,” via Ipecac (you can download it from iTunes). Now both tracks have made their way to YouTube, and coincidentally enough, they give Patton a chance to exercise his Axl Rose-besting vocal cords. The A-side is schizoid thrasher, Patton careening from a goblin growl to an angelic coo as he puns, “We gotta make ends meet.” The B-side is looser and more subdued, with Patton’s vocals relegated to a wordless hum. All this comes as Faith No More hint at the chance of new music. Let’s assume the meat is soy and we can all nosh.