Brooklyn-based instrumental rock-fusion quartet TAUK released their new album, Shapeshifter II: Outbreak, today.  Following up their early-2018 EP, Shapeshifter I: Construct, the 11-track studio effort marks TAUK’s seventh to date. The all-instrumental, yet free-flowing studio effort, meshes elements of hip-hop, rock and roll, and jazz, while incorporating elements of the sci-fi narrative, extraterrestrial life, and artificial intelligence. The band recently released a sci-fi, animated music video, for their single “Recreational Outrage”. Watch TAUK’s animated video below.

TAUK – “Recreational Outrage”

[Video: TAUK]

The album was produced by longtime TAUK cohort and Grammy-winning producer/mixer/engineer Robert Carranza (The Mars Volta, Ozomatli, Marilyn Manson, Taj Mahal). In contrast to their previous albums like 2016’s Sir Nebulathe foursome skipped the traditional studio environment for Shapeshifter II: Outbreak, instead holing up in a long-abandoned, 100-year-old Long Island home, which drummer Isaac Teel describes as “the Jumanji house meets Addams Family meets Amityville Horror.” You can listen to TAUK’s full album below.

TAUK – ‘Shapeshifter II: Outbreak’

TAUK heads out on a two-month tour, where they will be joined by Flux Capacitor, Funk You, Dynamo, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Exmag, Kudo Stooge, AMFM and Sun & Rain, McLovins, Kung Fu, and The Motet at various stops. TAUK’s fall tour kicks off with an appearance tomorrow at Meetings of The Minds in Schuylkill Haven, PA, before officially kicking off tour October 4th in Rochester, NY. The four-piece will continue throughout the Northeast with stops in Burlington, VT, New York City, and Harrisburg, PA, before heading south. On October 10th, TAUK plays Lexington, KY’s The Burl, followed by stops in Knoxville, TN, Athens, GA,—including a two-night run at the Charleston Pour House in Charleston, SC—before heading west.

Following a stop in New Orleans October 18th, the band will make stops in Houston and Dallas, TX on the 19th and 20th, before working their way up the Pacific Coast. Up next is a run across Phoenix, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, and Berkeley from October 24th-27th, with a special Halloween show at Bend, OR’s Volcanic Theatre Pub on the 31st. The band continues north with stops in Eugene, Seattle, and Portland from November 1st-3rd, before heading back East through the Rockies. Following stops in Missoula, Bozeman, Salt Lake City, Boulder, and Winter Park, CO from November 6th-10th, the band will wrap up tour with five stops in St. Louis, Indianapolis, Lousiville, Cleveland, and Buffalo, November 13th-17th.

For more information about the new album or TAUK’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here.

TAUK Upcoming Fall Tour Dates

Sep 29 – Schuylkill Haven, PA – Meetings of the Minds
Oct 04 – Rochester, NY – The Music Hall @ Funk ‘n Waffles @
Oct 05 – Burlington, VT – ArtsRiot **
Oct 06 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre ^^
Oct 07 – Harrisburg, PA – Club XL $
Oct 10 – Lexington, KY – The Burl #
Oct 11 – Knoxville, TN – Concourse @ The International #
Oct 12 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre #
Oct 13 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House *
Oct 14 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House ^
Oct 17 – Huntsville, AL – Sidetracks Music Hall #
Oct 18 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s #
Oct 19 – Houston, TX – The Secret Group #
Oct 20 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada #
Oct 21 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge #
Oct 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Last Exit Live &
Oct 25 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room &
Oct 26 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst (Atrium) &
Oct 27 – Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone Berkeley &
Oct 31 – Bend, OR – Volcanic Theatre Pub &
Nov 01 – Eugene, OR – Wildcraft Cider Works &
Nov 02 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge &
Nov 03 – Portland, OR – Star Theater &
Nov 06 – Missoula, MT – Top Hat Lounge &
Nov 07 – Bozeman, MT – The Filling Station &
Nov 08 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room &
Nov 09 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre &
Nov 10 – Winter Park, CO – Ullrs Tavern &
Nov 13 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House &
Nov 14 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi &
Nov 15 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall &
Nov 16 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom &
Nov 17 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works &
Dec 21 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place ##
Dec 28 – Albany, NY – Jupiter Hall @ Lucky Strike Social %
Jan 15-Jan 21 – Jam Cruise 17 – Port of Miami, FL

@ w/ Flux Capacitor
# w/ Funk You
* w/ Dynamo
^ w Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
& w/ Exmag
** w/ Kudu Stooge
$ w/ AMFM and Sun & Rain
^^ w/ McLovins
## w/ Kung Fu
% w/ The Motet

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