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The heavy NYC dirty funk 4-piece TAUK is hitting 2014 with their unique blend of experimental melodic prog rock and sexy grooves. The group consists of Matt Jalbert (Guitar), Charlie Dolan (Bass), Alric "A.C." Carter (Keyboard-Organ), and Isaac Teel (Drums). The quartet is currently in the studio with legendary Grammy-Winning Producer Robert Carranza (Mars Volta, Jack Johnson) to craft their sophomore full-length album – due out Summer 2014. Carranza explains, "What's compelling is the raw power of the band, from their light moments to full-out jamming. Music is a language that some feel and others speak – and TAUK do both very well." TAUK's new album is a follow up to their 2013 first completely instrumental full-length album, Homunculus - a record that received widespread acclaim including an "On The Verge" feature in Relix Magazine and frequent rotation for the single "Dead Signal" on Sirius XM Jam On.
Breakout rockers The BIG Something released their highly-anticipated new self-titled studio album this past November to follow up their award winning 2010 debut 'Stories from the Middle of Nowhere.' With several years of relentless touring experience now under their belt, the band has crafted a powerful sound that is refreshingly original and yet classic in its approach. In a digital age of popular music dominated by programmed computers, BIG Something is a breath of fresh air: a straight up rock band that calls upon song-craft with compelling vocals and a diverse range of sounds created and performed live by 6 musicians on real instruments consisting of drums, bass, guitars, keys, synths, trumpet, sax, and EWI (electronic wind instrument). Organic tones are juxtaposed with electronic embellishments and the musical interplay is often centered around funk, rock, and jazz influences. But as evidenced by their new self-titled release, the BIG Something signature sound can be hard to fully describe with the songs themselves often drastically differing from one another in their own unique ways.