Taxi Dancers is a farewell of sorts, fearlessly exploring Sinclair's despair about losing a lifelong friend and bandmate. But it is also a clear-eyed survey of what's good in the world and a profound statement about why sorrow must be viewed in tandem with joy. Both are elemental aspects of living, and music - especially rock music, with its boundless capacity for nuance, shading, and sheer emotional heft - is perhaps life's purest mirror. Taxi Dancers fluently moves between candlelit ballads and buoyant pop numbers to flat-out rock scorchers and what can only be termed as a spaghetti Western-style corker ("Take Me to the Moon" which is propelled by galloping baritone guitar), all highlighted by Sinclair's vivid lyrics. Sinclair wrote and co-produced all of Taxi Dancers' 10 songs while enlisting players with whom he already had a strong musical rapport. They included John-Angus MacDonald of The Trews, a friend since Sinclair co-produced that band's 2011 Hope & Ruin album, and famed engineer James McKenty whose former band the Spades was also produced by Sinclair.
TRACK LISTING :
It's Already Too Late / Wonderful Way / In The Next Life / Forward March Fight / Your Comet Drowns Out The Star Filled Sky / Up And Over / Change Of Heart / No Words / Never Coming Back / Take Me To The Moon