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-Timbre [tam-ber]: the characteristic quality of sound produced by a particular instrument or voice; tone color.
-Coup [koo]: a sudden successful, unexpected stroke, act or move; a hostile takeover.
See also: A sudden action of tone color; a musical overthrow; a signal that becomes sound that becomes sensation that becomes movement; a moment, hours after most self-respecting people have gone to sleep, when the song turns itself inside-out, the bass climbs up your leg, the guitar invades your synapses, and the drums won’t let go; the band that just took you hostage.
Formed in 2007, Timbre Coup is Albany, NY’s premiere progressive jamband. Some have called the sound “improg.” Few disagree, saying the sound converges into various realms, easily crossing over to electronica and trance. Many fans have already joined in on the band’s insurrection of sound and are pleased with the music’s progressional evolution.
Armed with a sizable catalog and considerable chops, the band has shared bills with the Disco Biscuits, LCD Soundsystem, RAQ, Pretty Lights, Pnuma Trio, Girl Talk and Method Man, opened for the New Deal, Project/Object (featuring Frank Zappa collaborators), U-Melt and Kung Fu, played afterparties for Phish and moe., entertained thousands at Camp Bisco, the Big Up Festival, Wormtown, and Strange Creek, and earned “On the Rise” status in Relix Magazine. Check Out This! is the band’s stunning debut.
Keep an ear out for Timbre Coup, it's for your own good.