Getting 10 or 12 four-minute songs ready for pressing is like getting 10 or 12 four-year-olds ready for a party — it takes what feels like forever. So when local pop powerhouse five-piece TAXPAYER found themselves in a particularly fertile stretch — cranking out four songs in as many months, and sharing the burden of songwriting equally for the first time — it didn’t make sense to keep them hanging around. The result is the Photo EP, a Taxpayer disc that captures not only their new sound (more subtly layered, more punchy and punctuated), but a whole new spirit. This Saturday, they release the Photo EP with a righteous bash at Great Scott, accompanied by the Russians, Hot Protestants, and Dear Leader’s Aaron Perrino. Should you be the sing-along type, grab an exclusive MP3 of EP standout “Droning Engines” below.
LISTEN: Taxpayer, "Droning Engines"