Local indie rock four-piece Taxes is gearing up for the release of their new EP Don’t Get Caught, due out on April 20th, and this tax day we suggest you give a listen to their new single “Fractions.”
The song goes from smooth and subtle to shredding in the first 47 seconds, with fuzzy electric guitar, pounding drums and pronounced bass. All this is contrasted by mostly subdued vocals from singer and songwriter Sameer Rao (an occasional contributor to The Key), who presents a cryptic sense of melancholy and frustration with lyrics like “Waste all my time and energy / to find out what you needed me to be.”
Taxes are alums of Philly’s First Time’s The Charm Festival, an event focusing on underrepresented voices in the local music scene. The fest returns this summer, with registration open now — more information here. Taxes has an upcoming performance at Ortlieb’s on April 28th. You can find more information on that show here, and check out their Kyle Pulley-recorded single down below.