But my favorite song on the album is the duet "Maydays and Rosaries" between lead singer Krier and the singer of Company Of Thieves, Genevieve Schatz. Where "Dead Street" and "The Mistake" call out to the despair of certain situations, this song cries out to the hope inherent in love that must be acted on or lost. As he says - "I'd love to hear your voice." And she says "I wouldn't even know what to say." It's that precipice between decision and indecision - that paralysis - where we sometimes watch good things slip away.
These guys know how to play the angry/punk card and the gentle/romantic card with deep, emotion-packed lyrics and powerful arrangements evoking particular feelings in the listener. I hear aspects of many other bands I've liked over the years - Dishwalla, Snow Patrol, Better than Ezra... - brought into the realm of today's music with some definite punk sensibilities. AM Taxi speaks the truth as they see the world and that no-compromise approach will win them a lot of fans.
If you're looking for a new sound to jam to this summer, take a listen to AM Taxi's We Don't Stand a Chance (available June 8, 2010) and catch up with them on tour. In the meantime, check out their MySpace page to listen to some of their tunes and get details about upcoming dates!