TAUK To Release New LP Homunculus on April 30

By on March 21, 2013



The rock/fusion quartet TAUK announces today they will release their much-anticipated LP, Homunculus on Tuesday, April 30th. After the widespread acclaim from the group’s first ever instrumental EP Pull Factors (2012) the NYC group joined forces yet again with Grammy-Winning Producer Robert Carranza (Mars Volta, Jack Johnson) to craft their first entirely instrumental full-length album. iTunes Pre-Order for Homunculus begins April 9th. For more info, visit: www.taukband.com.


TAUK’s unique experimental blend of instrumental funk, jazz, pop, and rock landed the band spots on last summer’s biggest festivals such as Bonnaroo, The Hangout Music Festival, Summer Camp Music Festival and The Allman Brother’s Peach Fest.and opening gigs for moe., Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Perpetual Groove, O.A.R., 311, Tea 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: http://bit.ly/TAUKindaba


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 Homunculus. Jalbert 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.


Expanding on the album title’s relationship to the band’s recording process, Carter adds, “Homunculus has everything to do with how we as humans interpret ourselves and our surroundings. It acknowledges the inherent duality that exists between our mental and physical beings and to me that’s where it relates to our creative process.”


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.


TAUK will release Homunculus on April 30, 2013. Please head to www.taukband.com for more updates.


Check out more on Tauk here:

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. Dead Signal

02. Afro-Tonic

03. Hello Narwhal

04. The Spot

05. The Chemist

06. Dirty Mouth

07. Curtain Call

08. Carpentino’s Rebirth

09. When in Doubt

10. In The Basement of the Alamo




Upcoming Shows:

Mar 22             Snoe.down Music Festival                            Killington, VT

April 24            Sullivan Hall *Album Release Show*              New York, NY

April 26-27       DOMEFEST                                                 Aldie, VA           

May 17            Paper Box                                                    Brooklyn, NY

May 18            The Social Lounge w/ Steppin Razor              West Chester, PA

May 24-26        Summer Camp Music Festival                      Chillicothe, IL

May 28            Gramophone Live                                         St. Louis, MO

July 25             Floyd Fest                                                   Floyd, VA


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.