Since November 2007, Like Trains & Taxis has evolved into one of the most promising bands on the east coast. Imbued with the D.I.Y ethos of their home town, New Brunswick, NJ, the band has played well over 160 shows in 20 different states, developing a reputation not only for their fiercely original music, but for their dynamic, if not hypnotic, live show. Their efforts have not gone unnoticed. Like Trains & Taxis was nominated for 5 Asbury Music Awards in 2009 to go along with their three nomination from 2008 including: Best Pop Band, Best Male Vocalist, Best Keyboard player, Best Bassist, and Best Drummer, as well as being labeled “Badass new band of 2008” by the Asbury Park Press.
The trio is composed of lead singer Chris Harris, whose pursuit of the song as “art object” informs Like Trains & Taxis’ underlying sincerity; a characteristic that has become the backbone of their style, even in its most esoteric moments. The songs are then taken to the next level by Owen Susman and Mike Del Priore, whose musicianship adds texture and brings the music to life, inspiring the entire band, as a collective, to color the final arrangements. The end result is a sound that at times recalls classic soul singers from the early 70’s, with hints of modern titans such as Radiohead, and the “post genre” ideology of the 21st century.
On October 6th, Like Trains & Taxis released the "Charlie EP," available digitally, which features three songs from the upcoming album due out early 2010.