TAUK | HEADROOM | Review

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Submitted by Christopher Kemp on Wed, 09/02/2015 - 7:48 am

I’ve recently had the pleasure of listening to TAUK’s new double live album “HEADROOM”.  You can find it September 3rd on as an exclusive 24-hour pre-release on 1320 records. As its namesake evokes, “HEADROOM” is a visceral and introspective album. Teeming with emotion and all expressed without the use of lyrics I found myself really “feeling” this album.

I recently caught TAUK for the first time this past summer while in support of Umphreys McGee at the one and only Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. After that performance and hearing this double album I am deeply impressed by their music. For example “The Chemist” walks a fine line between the hard rock and space jam genres.

I found a lot of fusion elements in this album.  TAUK seems to be able to blend seemingly disparate elements into a mesh of sounds.  I really enjoy this kind of art. There’s an element of vulnerability in creating sounds that evoke complex sentiments like in “Collateral”. This song has a heavy prog vibe and a deep jam that follows. There’s pain and hurt but also redemption and understanding as the melody crashes into and out of the jam.

Back a few tracks is “Districts” , which has a very different feel from “Collateral”. Songs like this not only highlight TAUK’s diversity but also their technical abilities.  Each member has the chops to paint with sounds. Again it’s just a feeling that I get. It only comes from really good music.

I highly recommend you check out TAUK’s new album and catch them in a city near you on their upcoming fall tour. If you like fresh, progressive music you won’t be disappointed.

To purchase the album, please visit TAUK’s online retail stores at taukband.com, or on the Homegrown Music Network at homegrownmusic.net.

Check them some upcoming tour dates:

TAUK Tour Dates

09-03 Providence, RI - The Spot Underground

09-05 Norridgewock, ME - Great North Music & Arts Festival

09-08 Syracuse, NY - Funk-N-Waffles

09-09 Rochester, NY - Montage Music Festival

09-10 Saratoga Springs, NY - Putnam Den

09-11 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl

09-12 Peekskill, NY - Paramount Hudson Valley

09-19 Bristol, TN - Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

09-22 Blacksburg, VA - The Sycamore Deli

09-24 Ferguson, NC - MANTRABASH

09-25 Thornville, OH - Resonance Arts & Music Festival

10-01 Morgantown, WV - 123 Pleasant Street

10-02 Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater

10-03 Darlington, MD - Luna Light Music Festival

10-06 Lansing, MI - The Loft

10-07 Grand Rapids, MI - The Stache

10-08 Chicago, IL - 1st Ward @ Chop Shop

10-09 Milwaukee, WI - Miramar Theater

10-16 Denver, CO - Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom

10-17 Boulder, CO - Fox Theater

10-22 Rockdale, TX - Art Outside

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