BLACK TAXI Takes Off, New Single “Tightrope” (Free Download)
Clue into BLACK TAXI who has frequently been called “Brooklyn’s best kept secret”; but this cat’s about to be out of the bag in a big way. With their contagiously danceable riffs, monster hooks, and animated theatricality, the band has enough charisma and talent to draw even the most cynical hipster out of their shell and cause a raucous good time on the dance floor. BLACK TAXI is complex yet universally instantaneous and immediate, recalling Modest Mouse, Franz Ferdinand, Talking Heads, and The Strokes. And just in case you were worried you’d get bored watching these guys, their live show is something to be witnessed. Augmenting the standard line-up of drum, bass, guitar and vocals are carnival drums, glockenspiel, trumpet, keyboards and synths.
Their second album, We Don’t Know Any Better is slated for a January 14, 2012 release. Recorded at Brooklyn’s acclaimed Bunker Studio with producer Aaron Nevezie (The Black Keys, Danger Mouse, Ambulance LTD) at the helm, We Don’t Know Any Better is an album rife with textures, sounds, and melodies – from the epic swells of “Hand”, the dance stomp of “Friend”, to the stunning harmones of the gorgeous folkpop album closer “Hope I Never Know”. Their first single, “Tightrope” is a twitchy and jangly pop gem that showcases the band’s artful musicality and you can grab it here .