Artist of The Month: Like Trains & Taxis

Like Trains and Taxis

New Brunswick, NJ is a known for a lot of things; a great historical town, Rutgers University and the Grease Trucks, the setting of TV series Charles in Charge, and most importantly (at least in my opinion), its great music scene. The Hub City has been a hotbed for some amazing acts over the last 20 years. Bands such as The Smithereens, Thursday, Gaslight Anthem, The Bouncing Souls, and The Screaming Females have made their mark within this musical metropolis. This month Eat Sleep Breathe Music is featuring another New Brunswick band, Like Trains & Taxis.

Composed of Chris Harris, Owen Susman, and Mike Del this central Jersey trio sometimes referred to as “Indie-Soul,” has a jazzy vibe of soothing, soulful, bubbly pop melodies, with rock undertones that will enlighten and charm any listener’s ear.

Since forming in 2007 the band has been doing things with a DIY mentality that has awarded them praise and notoriety. Like Trains & Taxis was nominated for 5 Asbury Music Awards in 2009 to go along with their 3 nominations from 2008 including: Best Pop Band, Best Male Vocalist, and Best Keyboard player, as well as being labeled Badass new band of 2008 by the Asbury Park Press.

Last month, Like Trains & Taxis released their debut album Tales from a Revolving Door on Devil May Care Entertainment. Described as “an ambitious recording” and “complex enough to please the musical intellect and providing an easy accessibility to the novice sonic sound-seeker,” this 11 track disc has a diverse range that makes the guys stand out from the crowd and is sure to please a multitude of musical tastes.

For more information on the band check them out on MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and their official website. Get their debut album Tales from a Revolving Door now on Like Trains & Taxis!

Eat Sleep Breathe Music contributors Alexandra and Russell caught up with the trio at their show at Rutgers University last month where they chatted about their unusual band name, their musical influences, and what it was like to record their debut album.

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