Mike Patton, Doseone and Tunde Adebimpe Reveal Details Around Nevermen Album


Tunde Adebimpe, Mike Patton and Doseone have set January 29th as the release date of their debut album under the name Nevermen. The self-titled effort—available via Patton’s Ipecac imprint stateside and through Lex internationally—was first mentioned over the summer, when the trio unveiled its first single, a dense number Doseone described as “dedicated to anyone remotely young, feeling inexplicably inspired in the ‘nowhere’ they are from.”

According to a press release, “Nevermen is neither side-project nor super group; it’s merely meant to be a years-in-the-making partnership in which these men shared all duties, discovering their collective sound with the sort of glee and freedom usually reserved for first-timers. Amid this wild, weird churn of rock, pop, rap, soul, and other, it’s shockingly easy to lose track of who’s singing at what moment, and that’s the point: to quote Tunde/Adam/Mike in song, ‘The frontman digests itself.'”

As for when the record was actually wrapped, work started way back in 2008, when Adebimpe and Doseone cut some rough material in a Brooklyn warehouse. Demos were then sent to Patton, closing a circle he’d opened with Doseone just two years before on his Peeping Tom project. Check out “Tough Towns” down below, along with all the album details you need to know…


(Ipecac/Lex, January 29th)

1. Dark Ear
2. Treat Em Right
3. Wrong Animal Right Trap
4. Tough Towns
5. Hate On
6. Mr Mistake
7. Shellshot
8. At Your Service
9. Non Babylon
10. Fame II The Wreckoning