By: Anand Harsh
Few bands on the festival circuit have made a bigger splash over the past couple of years than New Yorkers TAUK. Fans are going nuts for the blend of instrumental rock, funk, and jazz that ebbs and flows until a no holds barred dance party breaks out. The four-piece of Matt Jalbert, A.C. Carter, Isaac Teel, and Charlie Dolan have toured hard, and gotten so incredibly tight in the past 24 months, that a live album compiling some of the hottest versions of their new material from recent shows really could rocket the four-piece into the stratosphere.
Well it just so happens the guys have impressed the pants off livetronica legends STS9, and TAUK's latest album HEADROOM is now available via Tribe's 1320 Records, and you can download it digitally today before the physical copies go wide tomorrow (September 4). Each of the 16 tracks was recorded live in front of an audience in jam-heavy enclaves in the midwest, northeast, and southeast, and were then mixed down by Grammy-winning Robert Carranza to give fans a pristine representation of what the band sounds like at this moment in time.
Today we bring you "Rainwalk," which is quite possibly the quartet's closest sonic similarity to Sector 9, but it also veers into heavier Umphrey's territory with a climactic build that explodes into some shredding which we here at The Untz dig to no end. This is a band that is hitting its stride, and HEADROOM captures that intensity, energy, and drive just like you'd hope.
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