New Album Homunculus Out Now! http://bit.ly/iTunesTauk
“Tauk is an incredibly impressive ensemble of talent.
The four-piece band carries an incredible groove that meshes jazz and funk with a fresh pop sound.” – Relix Magazine
“Often compared to established jam bands like Phish and Lotus – but with a feel all their own for deep groove – the quartet has a rare ability to channel emotional melodic leads, and all without a lead singer.” – The Deli Magazine
“A young and guaranteed to quickly-ascend band” – JamBase
NEW YORK, NY – July 18, 2013 – The rock/fusion quartet TAUK announces today they will hit the road this August and September to play select cities in the Midwest to support of their latest LP, Homunculus, released April 30th. TAUK will play in St.Louis, Missouri; Columbia, Missouri; Urbana, Illinois; Chicago, Illinois; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Columbus, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and more to be announced soon. The NYC group joined forces with Grammy-Winning Producer Robert Carranza (Mars Volta, Jack Johnson) to craft their first entirely instrumental full-length album. For tickets and more information on the new album, visit: www.taukband.com.
TAUK’s unique experimental blend of instrumental funk, jazz, pop, and rock landed the band spots on last summer’s biggest festivals such as Bonnaroo, TheHangout Music Festival, Summer Camp Music Festival and The Allman Brother’s Peach Fest and opening gigs for moe., Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Perpetual Groove, O.A.R., 311, Tea Leaf Green and Toubab Krewe. Check out TAUK performing their unique rendition of The Beatles classic “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” for Indaba Music: http://bit.ly/TAUKindaba
TAUK is Matt Jalbert (Guitar), Charlie Dolan (Bass), Alric “A.C.” Carter (Keyboard-Organ), and Isaac Teel (Drums). Forming in middle school, a majority of TAUK’s members have been playing together for over a decade. The group experimented with their sound throughout the years both individually while studying at top music universities and conservatories, and together as a band – always working to find their ideal sound. It wasn’t until 2012 with the addition of drummer,Isaac Teel, and the realization the band could build a fan base around a completely instrumental act, that the pieces fell into place for Homunculus. Jalbertexplains, “This band has been through a lot, but we hit a point last year where it just felt like things were coming together the way they were supposed to. We really wanted this new album to be a statement as to what TAUK is all about.”
With the new album’s psychedelic title, Homunculus, TAUK aims to leave the interpretation of both the title and the music up to the listener. “Being an instrumental band leaves a lot of our music up to being interpreted in different ways,” explains Jalbert.
TAUK manages to create a live show experience to match their masterfully produced recordings. The unique chemistry and relaxed-focus of Tauk’s performance is undeniable, but their ability to create immensely melodic and emotional music without a vocal lead is what continues to captivate and impress music lovers across all genres. The future is continuing to look bright for this talented and ambitious quartet.
Check out more on Tauk here:
||East Jewett, NY
||The Camel w/ The Shack Band
||The 8×10 w/ Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
||9:30 Club w/ Robert Randolph & The Family Band
||MazFest Music Festival
||The Wilbur Theatre w/ Robert Randolph & The Family Band
||Port Chester, NY
||Capitol Theatre w/ Robert Randolph & The Family Band
||Peach Music Festival
||St. Louis, MO
||The Gramophone w/ Acoustics Anonymous
||The Bridge w/ Acoustics Anonymous
||Cubby Bear w/ Spread and Acoustics Anonymous
||The Canopy Club w/ Acoustics Anonymous
||Ann Arbor, MI
||Mullen’s Bar & Grill