Chicago-based punk band AM Taxi recently released their Virgin Records debut titled We Don’t Stand a Chance. Judging by the name of their album, it makes you question whether their sound has potential to resonate with their audience. The five-member band doesn’t sound like a typical punk band, but incorporates a modern mix of pop and rock influences. Most of the songs on the album are relatable but tell a story we’ve all heard before. Lead vocalist Adam Krier states off their web site, “I try to write songs about things people can relate to, for me, the best music, at the end of the day, is therapeutic.” In a sense their songs do have a therapeutic sound, with a softer sounding punk, rather than mosh pits and screaming. The songs aren’t bad, but nothing really stood out as something truly unique.
Published in Volume 65, Number 5 of The Uniter (September 30, 2010)