Fire dances, hula hoops, and poi balls will always be embraced at a TAUK show, but of course, the band will groove you to the bone whether you are a pyromaniac or not.  Their tour started on October 14th on the west coast, and it will continue until their New Year’s Eve show in Kerhonkson, NY.  If you are already a fan, you might just take the trek to upstate New York for the dropping of the ball, and you might see them at Harvest Festival tonight in Arizona too.  Stream their album, Collision, below and become a fan or what they call a “STAUKer.”

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Official Press Release:

NEW YORK, NY – Heavy instrumental rock fusion 4-piece TAUK is excited to announce that they will be joining Brooklyn-based funksters Turkuaz for their first annual New Year’s Eve Extravanganza: The Ball Drop. This “dress to impress” gala affair presented by the Rock n Roll Resort and Hoplite will also include performances from Consider The SourceSpiritual RezThe Primate FiascoMister F, and Danny Pease & The Regulators. Room packages, VIP Rockstar passes, and NYE tickets go on-sale October 15th. For more information, please visit: http://rocknrollresort.com/TheBallDrop/

TAUK released their much-anticipated LP Collisions on July 22ndCollisions features the band’s signature sound guided again by legendary Grammy-Winning Producer Robert Carranza (Mars VoltaJack Johnson). The album’s experimental melodic prog rock and sexy grooves can be streamed in full on The Village Voice, as well as on Spotify, and is available for download on BandCamp and iTunes. TAUK’s new songs, “MindShift” and “Sweet Revenge,” off Collisions has been added into regular rotation on Sirius XM Jam On, and can be heard alongside TAUK’s previous singles, “In the Basement of the Alamo” and “Dead Signal,” both songs from the band’s 2013 LP, Homunculus.

The buzz surrounding last year’s Homunculus release cultivated TAUK’s widespread and growing grassroots fan following – now dubbed the “STAUKers” – who voted TAUK to win Relix Magazine’s “On The Verge” Poll in the Spring of 2014 and helped to land the band on some of this year’s biggest festivals including LOCKN’, The Hudson Music Project, Floyd Fest, Catskill Chill Music Festival, Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Festival, Camp Barefoot, Bear Creek Music Festival, Art Outside, Mad Tea Party Jam, The Big What?, Blackstock Music Festival, Mantrabash, Abingdon Music Experience, Doah Fest, Pasture Palooza, Pink Moon Festival and more. For the full list of tour dates, see below or visit: http://www.taukband.com.

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.

Check out more on TAUK here:

Official: http://www.taukband.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/taukband

Twitter: http://twitter.com/taukband

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/taukband

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/taukband

Track Listing:

01. Friction

02. Sweet Revenge

03. Mokuba

04. On Guard

05. Mindshift

06. A Series of Choices

07. Tumbler

08. The Drop

09. Dusty Jacket

10. Collateral

Upcoming Tour Dates:

Oct 14 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room w/Dopapod

Oct 15 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck w/Dopapod

Oct 16 – St. Louis, MO @ The Gramphone w/Dopapod

Oct 17 – Ozark, AR @ Harvest Festival

Oct 18 – Fayetteville, AR @ Smoke + Barrel w/Galaxy Tour Guides

Oct 19 – Tulsa, OK @ The Shine

Oct 21 – Stillwater, OK @ College Bar

Oct 22 – Dallas, TX  Prophet Bar

Oct 23 – Austin, TX @ The Parish w/ Orgone & Mingo Fishtrap

Oct 24 – Rockdale, TX @ Art Outside

Oct 25 – San Antonio, TX @ Sam’s Burger Joint

Oct 26 – Houston, TX @ Last Concert Café

Oct 29 – Baton Rouge, LA @ North Gate Tavern

Oct 30 – Starkville, MS @ Upstairs at Restaurant Tyler

Oct 31 – Jackson, MS @ Martin’s Lounge

Nov 1 – New Orleans, LA @ Blue Nile

Nov 5 – Miami, FL @ Railroad Blues

Nov 6 – Boca Raton, FL @ Funky Biscuit

Nov 7 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 w/The Fritz

No 8 – Tampa, FL @ Dunedin Brewery

Nov 13-16 – Live Oak, FL @ Bear Creek Music Festival

Nov 18 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506

Nov 19 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger

Nov 20 – Greenville, NC @ Peasant’s Pub

Nov 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West w/ Papadosio

Nov 28 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues w/ Papadosio

Nov 29 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s w/ Papadosio

Dec 2 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry w/Dopapod

Dec 3 – Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s By The Sea

Dec 4 – Charleston, SC @ The Charleston Pour House

Dec 5 – Athens, GA @ New Earth Music Hall w/Dopapod

Dec 7 – Birmingham, AL @ Workplay w/Dopapod

Dec 9 – Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s w/Dopapod

Dec 10 – Chattanooga, TN @ Rhythm + Brews w/Dopapod

Dec 11 – Asheville, NC @ New Mountain Theatre w/Dopapod

Dec 12 – Charlotte, NC @ The Chop Shop w/Dopapod

Dec 13 – Raleigh, NC @ Southland Ballroom w/Dopapod

Dec 31 – Kerhonkson, NY @ Rock N Roll Resort

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