One of my favorite records of 2013 was TAUK's Homunculus. After my boy Stevez gave it the full review treatment, they were even nice enough to sit for an #EDAS Interview. Welp, just in time for you to get your summer instrumental jam-prog fix, those melodic maestros are back again with their sophomore album, Collisions. These guys play so tight together that even a novice ear will notice the chemistry. Turns out you can't fake it as most of the band has been playing together since Middle School. Now they are mainstays on the festival circuit, sharing stages with #EDAS faves The Allman Brothers, Dr. Dog, The Black Crowes and Lotus.
I was super psyched when I got my advance copy and I can tell you, it's already been battle-tested this under the following conditions and it is perfect for:
- Long rides on the subway
- Urban hiking (rain and shine!)
- Killing a day's tedious work in an hour
- Playing video games in the dark
- Walking an angry Chihuahua
- Epic exercise bike sessions
- Writing this very blog post
If you live in the NYC Area, come out to their Record Release Show at The Knitting Factory (I heard advanced tix get you a copy of the album). If you don't live within the travel distance to my urban oasis, fear not, TAUK is always touring and likely coming to a city near you. Check out their current schedule of shows below. Pre-order the album before July 22nd, or just buy it normal if you are reading this from the future! Enjoy your lasers future guy!