TAUK has released a new song, entitled “Come On Now”, which marks the instrumental quartet’s first studio output in 17 months.

“Come On Now” once again finds TAUK doing what they do best with a six-and-a-half minute progressive, instrumental journey. The song captures guitarist Matt Jalbert and keyboardist Alric “A.C.” Carter switching off on leading the rhythm section, composed of drummer Isaac Teel and bassist Charlie Dolan, through the exploratory composition. Even this studio version reeks of the live energy that TAUK is famous for exuding at their concerts, and the song will no doubt transition flawlessly to the stage. With a six-minute, twenty-eight second runtime, it’s tempting to think that the song may meander at points, but rather it is meticulously orchestrated; but that isn’t to say there aren’t built-in opportunities for extensive improvisation throughout the planned movements.

Listen to “Come On Now”, the latest studio effort from TAUK.

TAUK – “Come On Now”

[Video: TAUK]

“Come On Now” marks the band’s studio follow-up to 2018’s Shapeshifter II: Outbreak. Since that last studio album, the band has kept up a relentless touring schedule of stand-alone concerts as well as festival appearances. That extensive touring has produced three live albums in the past 15 months, Real TAUK volumes one, two, and three. In a statement with “Come On Now”, however, the band made clear that they will refocus their priorities this year and attempting to find a balance between touring and studio sessions. While they gave no official word on a new album, the band said they “plan to write, record and release a bunch of new tunes before the end of the year.”

After two co-headlining dates with The Motet this weekend, at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. and XL Live in Harrisburg, PA respectively, TAUK heads overseas to provide support for Umphrey’s McGee during their RÖCKJAVIK run of shows in Iceland. For tickets and a complete list of dates, head to the band’s website.