Learn To Swim: Tool tease new sounds and visuals from deep within the recording studio

This year has been full of surprises, good and bad, from Tool.

On April Fool’s Day a sudden leak of new music turned out to just be a prank, and on Record Store Day some U2 fans hoping to score a vinyl copy of Songs Of Innocence instead got the prog-metal band’s early ’90s EP Opiate.

This weekend, another tease went out, but this time from the band: Guitarist Adam Jones posted two intriguing things to Instagram: One short audio/visual clip of Jones playing “strange strings,” and a photo of 10,000 Days engineer Joe Barresi behind a mixing board with the caption *A little taste ~ Mixing a would be jam.

That first clip below could be the first of real, actual, legit, holyfuckyeah new music from Tool, whose last album came out in 2006.

Check it out, via Consequence of Sound

~Playing strange strings at Joe B.'s #EvilJoe #CaptainMidnight

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*A little taste ~ Mixing a would be jam with Evil Joe Barresi. ~ #Tool

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