TAUK has shared a live pro-shot video of “The Let Out”, filmed during the band’s most recent stop at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC on October 9th. The performance came as part of TAUK’s Chaos Companion Tour in support of the band’s September 2021 album, Chaos Companion.
The two-set, headlining show saw TAUK weave together several Chaos Companion tracks with covers of Cream, Björk, and Nirvana, along with teases of Led Zeppelin‘s “The Ocean”. This rendition of “The Let Out” came toward the latter half of set one, following a first-time-played “Space Ghost” and right before Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.
Members Alric “A.C.” Carter (keys), Isaac Teel (drums), Matt Jalbert (guitar), and Charlie Dolan (bass) stretched this version of “The Let Out” past its album runtime of 4:23. Clocking in at 8:39, TAUK began the slow-building instrumental tune with effects-laden leads from Jalbert atop layers of washed-out keys and a steady rhythm section. As the track progressed, synth lines from Carter poked through the mix and brought in a heavily distorted breakdown section. Here, Jalbert strummed heavy power chords while Teel matched his energy, before dropping in some piercing leads and then falling back to the more ethereal progression. TAUK sat in this pocket for the rest of the song, with each member taking turns breaking free from the pack and flexing their instruments.
Below, check out the full, pro-shot video of TAUK performing “The Let Out” at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC. Additionally, scroll down for a full setlist of the performance.
TAUK will continue the band’s Chaos Companion Tour tomorrow, October 26th, in Indianapolis, IN with a show at HI-FI with Cycles. Head here for tickets and additional tour dates.
TAUK – “The Let Out” [Pro-Shot] – 10/9/21
Setlist: Tauk | The Orange Peel | Asheville, NC | 10/9/21
Set One: Mokuba, Technodrome, CMF 9000, Space Ghost > Carpentino’s Rebirth, The Let Out, Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana), Mindshift
Set Two: Realize, Time’s Up, Rainwalk > Dormammu, Lonely Robot, Army Of Me (Bjork), Program Select
Encore: White Room (Cream), Collateral
 First time played
 “The Ocean” (Led Zeppelin) teases
 w/Sam Brouse (Papadosio)