There’s a band you should be listening to and lucky for you, they just released a brand new album, Collisions.
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. TAUK has landed spots on the biggest festivals such as Bonnaroo, The Hangout Music Festival, Summer Camp, and The Allman Brothers’ Peach Fest and played in direct support for some of the most respected names in music including The Funky Meters, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Lettuce, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, moe., Dopapod, Tim Reynolds & TR3, Tea Leaf Green, Toubab Krewe, The Mantras, The Revivalists and more.
TAUK’s chemistry can be attributed to their history. Forming in middle school, a majority of TAUK’s members have been playing together for over a decade. The group experimented with their sound over 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. Since then the band has continued to push the envelope of their musical vision, creating instant fans across the country on a nightly basis.
Keep an ear and an eye on these fellas–you’re going to be seeing lots more of them.
“The LP…features the explosive, groove-heavy, instrumental rock we’ve come to expect from the immensely-talented quartet.” – Jambase
“Where they are now, much like on prior releases, is instrumental and deeply groove-oriented. But this time there’s, to our ears, a little more progressive rock thrown in with the Phish food, a touch more melodic fusion…In short, don’t be surprised if you soon hear lots of people talking about TAUK.” – The Village Voice
“TAUK’s instrumental music melds genres and styles, creating a hard-charging, often melodic fusion that – thanks to a penchant for improv – offers limitless possibilities.” – The Washington Post