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Taxpayer "Bones & Lungs"
We are all Taxpayers. We all have Bones and Lungs. The Boston quartet Taxpayer deliver their debut record "Bones and Lungs" for the people. Recorded and Produced by Paul Q. Kolderie (Hole, Morphine, Radiohead) at Camp Street Studios in Cambridge, MA, "Bones & Lungs" combines the power of DC's Fugazi with elegance of the UK's Coldplay. "Bones and Lungs" will be available on Tuesday, October 18th.

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If all our waking days were as bleak as this band tends to imply, then Taxpayer would have no business making such exhilarating, life- affirming music. What would be the point?

More manic than depressive in temperament, this Boston band has already been compared with its share of hyper literate, big-sounding, high-strung contemporaries. Yet Taxpayer is fast putting all its debts behind.

In fact, the comparisons range much farther afield than the contents of the average city college student¹s iPod. Taxpayer Is Recommended If You Like: Franz Kafka, "Donnie Darko," the paintings of Francis Bacon, the smell of formaldehyde.

Absinthe, they say, gives you lead poisoning, makes you go crazy.³In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,² said another astute Mass-hole, Benjamin Franklin. Sex may be a great subject for rock Œn¹ roll, but death and taxes are timeless. It¹s an apt approach for a group that¹s clearly in it for the long haul.

The four band mates of Taxpayer ­ singer-guitarist Jared Marsh, guitarist Michael Jones, bassist Tim Peters and drummer Rob Adams -- took the long route in getting to their debut album, ³Bones & Lungs.² Marsh and Adams were almost literally in diapers together. (Well, not the same pair.) The latecomer, Peters, a college-era addition, has already been with the group for a half-dozen years or so now.

And their play for longevity is made plain in the music. The futile quest for safety and comfort are recurring themes; so is disillusion. ³When They Were Young² fumes over the empty frivolity of youth; ³In My Final Year² anticipates an invalidism that goes well beyond anything imagined by the reigning geezers of rock.

It¹s heady stuff for a bunch of dudes still in their mid-20s. Dudes who aren¹t even terribly angst-y in their own daily dealings.

If the subject matter is bleak, the music is anything but. It¹s rapturous. Marauding. Full-throated, knives out. Well-suited for a killer light show, even. The songs on ³Bones & Lungs² are coliseum-sized, canyon-filling, mighty enough to speak on behalf of anyone within earshot.

And that¹s a vast audience. The band is called Taxpayer because the concerns are universal. This is no mere exercise in artful lament -- Eeyore with a beret. This is a powerful demand for something like meaning. Anyone with a number can relate.

Taxpayer (Live) Tour Dates:
1/6-Boston, MA-Bills Bar
1/20-Boston, MA-The Paradise
2/2-New York, NY-Fat Baby
2/24-Cambridge, MA-TT the Bears Place

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Taxpayer Discography:

"Bones & Lungs" Lunch Records 2005 Full Length CD (11 songs)
"4X4 Vol. 1" Lunch Records 2004 Compilation (4 songs by TXPYR)
"I'll Do My Best to Stay Healthy" Ernest Jennings (link to 2004 EP (6 songs)



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