New York-based instrumental quartet TAUK has been on a steady climb since their inception a decade ago. Composed of Matt Jalbert (guitar), Charles Dolan (bass), Alric “A.C.” Carter (keys), and Isaac Teel (drummer), the band defies classification, deftly synthesizing hip-hop, prog-rock, jazz, jam, and electronic by layering sonic textures with ambient melodies to create a pioneering and wholly unique sound. In a live setting, this translates into high-octane performances that mediate the line between gritty and upbeat, with each performance held together by the high-caliber musicianship of the band’s members.Today, TAUK has released a brand-new EP titled Shapeshifter I: Construct. Featuring five new tracks, this latest effort from the fan-favorite quartet is only a preview of what’s to come when the group released a full-length album in fall of this year. TAUK has always been fearless when it comes to pushing themselves to truly challenge their limits, and this newest work is no different. Shapeshifter I: Construct is characteristically meticulous and musically tight, but also shows the band expanding their reach and leaning into new sounds.As guitarist Matt Jalbert shares in a press release, “Everything just happened so naturally this time around.” He continued, “I can’t think of one moment where it felt like anything was forced. We were all just completely focused and in the same mindset, which made this an incredibly fun and smooth experience.”You can listen to the latest from TAUK, Shapeshifter I: Construct, which was released today below. TAUK also kicks off their Colorado tour tonight, continuing their Shapeshifter tour that started mid-March with a performance supporting ALO at San Francisco’s Fillmore. After this weekend’s two Colorado performances in Fort Collins and Denver, the group begins the real bulk of their tour, with extensive dates spanning through May and a number of festival performances already announced for summer. For more information about TAUK, their new album, or their upcoming tour dates, head to their website here.