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New CD and live video from TAUK, whom we are very much looking forward to seeing again this week at FloydFest (look for our booth if you're there)!
July 21, 2014 Greetings,

In this issue:

New Additions
Coming Soon
Upcoming Events
Video of the Week

 

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New Additions:

Tauk - Collisions CD - To Charlie Dolan, bassist for TAUK, this album is the natural progression following an album like Homunculus. "I like to think of this album as an extension of Homunculus," explains Dolan. "We took some of our favorite parts of that album and expanded on them with new sounds and musical flavors. It's music that makes you think, but also makes you dance."

Along with Dolan, TAUK is Matt Jalbert (guitar), Alric "A.C." Carter (keyboard/ organ), and Isaac Teel (drums). In support of Collisions, the four-piece is hitting the festival and club scene hard this summer with their unique blend of experimental melodic prog rock and sexy grooves.

TAUK manages to create a live show experience to match their masterfully produced recordings. The unique chemistry and relaxed-focus of TAUK's performance is undeniable, but their ability to create immensely melodic and emotional music without a vocal lead is what continues to captivate and impress music lovers across all genres. TAUK has landed spots on the biggest festivals such as Bonnaroo, The Hangout Music Festival, Summer Camp, and The Allman Brothers' Peach Fest and played in direct support of some of the most respected names in music including The Funky Meters, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Lettuce, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, moe., Dopapod, Tim Reynolds & TR3, Tea Leaf Green, Toubab Krewe, The Mantras, The Revivalists and more.

 

Coming Soon:

Widespread Panic - Widespread Panic (Vinyl LP) - The band's second album "Widespread Panic" was released by Capricorn Records/Warner Bros. Records on July 30, 1991 and re-released in 2001 by Zomba Music Group. This title was never officially released on vinyl, until NOW!

 

 

Last Week:

Trampled By Turtles - Wild Animals CD - On Wild Animals, Trampled by Turtles seventh studio album, themes of impermanence run deep, both lyrically and sonically. The quintet s hybrid folk sound continues its evolution pushing the band further into the grey area between genres that defies pigeonholing.

From their beginnings on the Midwestern festival circuit, they have reached new heights with each album. Wild Animals is the sound of a band at the peak of their potential, strengthened from a decade together, winning some and losing some, but growing none-the-less. The album captures the intense nature that goes with being alive, melding the universal and the personal.

Widespread Panic - Space Wrangler (Vinyl LP) - Space Wrangler is the first studio album by the Athens, GA band. It was first released by a small Atlanta label, Landslide Records, on February 4, 1988 and subsequently reissued by Capricorn Records/Warner Bros. Records and Zomba Music Group. While the CD has been released several times, the album was only released initially on vinyl and in an extremely limited quantity (1000 units). The vinyl is fetching upwards of $200 these days.

 

The BIG What? Festival 2014 T-shirts - Gildan Ultra Cotton T-shirts, pre-shrunk 100% Cotton.

Question mark art on the front with dates and lineup on the back.

Wear with the pride knowing that you were at one of the most fun gatherings ever!

WHAT? Exactly!

 

Upcoming Events:

*July 23-27 FloydFest - Floyd, VA

July 25-26 The Gathering at Chaffee's - Gerard, PA

July 31-Aug 3 Gathering of the Vibes - Bridgeport, CT

Aug 8-10 Willis Mountain Festival - Bedford, PA

Aug 14-16 Soulshine Farm Music Festival - Green Mt, NC

Aug 14-17 Peach Music Festival - Scranton, PA

Aug 21-23 Camp Barefoot - Bartow, WV

Aug 28-31 MantraBash - Ferguson, NC

Sept 5-7 Catskill Chill - Hancock, NY

*Look for the Home Grown Music booth at this event!

Video of the Week:

TAUK - "Chemist" (partial) and "Dusty" (full) live at The BIG What? 6/27/14

Thanks for reading, get out, feel some music, get down and have a great week! Look for us at FLOYD FEST!
Lee Crumpton