New Brunswick, NJ Indie-Soul trio Like Trains And Taxis is composed of Chris Harris on piano and vocals, Owen Susman, and Mike Del Priore. This is a band that has a unique approach to song writing and to performing. For Like Trains and Taxis, the goal of their music is to bring the focus back onto quality songwriting rather than on superficial production gimmicks. Preferring to play unconventional venues like art galleries and living rooms, Like Trains and Taxis is a band with a different kind of mentality, and with a captivating and unique sound to boot. Sometimes referred to as indie-soul, Harris leads the band with his smooth vocals and jazzy piano, through songs that evoke both the soul of Stevie Wonder and the offbeat nuanced approach of bands like Ben Folds Five or Jukebox the Ghost. With the band gearing up for a full two-month tour through Canada and the US, and a self-titled debut album set to be released on April 6th.
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 and intelligent 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 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.
Like Trains and Taxis is pleased to announce a new video for the song “Charlie” from their debut full length album, Tales from a Revolving Door, which is out on April 6, 2010. For more information on the band check out their official website and Myspace.