Exclusive Premier | TAUK – Friction
An article from JamBase





On July 22 NYC-based funk-prog act TAUK will release their full-length sophomore studio album, Collisions. The LP, which is which is currently available for pre-order, features the explosive, groove-heavy, instrumental rock we’ve come to expect from the immensely-talented quartet.

TAUK bassist Charlie Dolan sees Collisions as a natural progression from the band’s 2013 debut, Homunculus. “We took some of our favorite parts of that album and expanded on them with new sounds and musical flavors. Its music that makes you think, but can also make you dance,” explained Dolan. Where does the title come from? “Being an instrumental band, our music is more about stirring up a feeling rather than meaning something specific. The word Collisions lets your mind make up an image of its own. It’s a little bit open ended, but at the same time powerful,” said guitarist Matt Jalbert.

TAUK will celebrate the release of Collisions with a CD Release Show at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on July 19. The quartet is also set to play a number of festivals this summer including the inaugural Hudson Project, Virginia’s Floyd Fest and Pennsylvania’s Wills Mountain Festival.

Today, we’re excited to premiere the first single off of Collisions. Let’s take a look at the video for the hard-hitting prog epic “Friction”:

Here’s a list of upcoming TAUK dates:

7/9 – Baltimore, MD @ The 8×10 w/ Cory Henry of Snarky Puppy & Jordan August Band (residency)
7/11 – Saugerties, NY @ Hudson Project
7/12 – Berryville, VA @ Pasture Palooza Music & Arts Festival
7/16 – Baltimore, MD @ The 8×10 w/ ELM & Operation Friendship (residency)
7/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Knitting Factory (CD RELEASE SHOW)
7/23 – Baltimore, MD @ The 8×10 w/ Freedom Enterprise (residency)
7/24 – Charlotte, NC @ White Water Center
7/25-26 – Floyd, VA @ Floyd Fest
7/30 – Baltimore, MD @ The 8×10 w/ Big Something & Soohan (residency)
7/31 – Wilmington, DE @ World Café Live w/ Big Something
8/1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Grape Room w/ Big Something
8/2 – Washington, DC @ The Hamilton w/ Big Something
8/7 – Plains, PA @ River Street Jazz Café
8/8 – Bedford, PA @ Wills Mountain Festival
8/9 – Luray, VA @ Doah Fest
8/12 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry w/ DJ Williams Projekt