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| 19 July 2013 | Reply


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:

TAUK’s unique experimental blend of instrumental funk, jazz, pop, and rock landed the band spots on last summer’s biggest festivals such as BonnarooTheHangout Music FestivalSummer Camp Music Festival and The Allman Brother’s Peach Fest and opening gigs for moe.Robert Randolph & the Family BandPerpetual GrooveO.A.R.311Tea 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:

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 HomunculusJalbert explains,“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:

Summer/Fall Shows:

Jul 18 Brooklyn, NY Spike Hill
Jul 19 East Jewett, NY Bellstock 20
Jul 25 Floyd, VA Floyd Fest
Jul 27 Richmond, VA The Camel w/ The Shack Band
Aug 1 Baltimore, MD The 8×10 w/ Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Aug 2 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club w/ Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Aug 3 Roscoe, NY MazFest Music Festival
Aug 9 Boston, MA The Wilbur Theatre w/ Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Aug 10 Port Chester, NY Capitol Theatre w/ Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Aug 15 Scranton, PA Peach Music Festival
Aug 28 St. Louis, MO The Gramophone w/ Acoustics Anonymous
Aug 29 Columbia, MO The Bridge w/ Acoustics Anonymous
Aug 30 Chicago, IL Cubby Bear w/ Spread and Acoustics Anonymous
Aug 31 Urbana, IL The Canopy Club w/ Acoustics Anonymous
Sep 4 Ann Arbor, MI Woodruff’s
Sep 5 Columbus, OH Woodland’s
Sep 6 Cleveland, OH TBA
Sep 7 Pittsburgh, PA Mullen’s Bar & Grill

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