New Orleans synth pop (yup, that’s a THING) outfit Berlin Taxi to release debut EP this week, premiere full album stream

New Orleans synth pop (yup, that's a THING) outfit Berlin Taxi to release debut EP this week, premiere full album stream

Hey, you all remember Lindsay Lohan Herbie the love bug?

Me neither! Who the hell’s that!? If I was gonna bum a ride from some bullshit “car that has feelings,” I’d much rather choose one that A) doesn’t fucking talk back to me, and B) bumps some exploratory “Euro-based synth pop” while it gets me to my destination.

Enter Berlin Taxi: the latest make and model from native New Orleans musician Michael Arruebarrena. Upon recently joining forces with fellow rad racers Morgan McManus and Greg Manson, the trio have embarked upon a new EP entitled CONTRACTS which, among other things, should provide its passengers with a MUUUUUCH SHORTER aural commuting-time than that lousy (and suspiciously less realistic looking) Double Nickels album ever did.

Now, here’s the paragraph where I’d probably go on to “describe” in some greater detail the self-released EP’s five constituent tracks…except OH WAIT: I don’t have to, because THE ENTIRE THING IS STREAMING DOWN BELOW today (ahead of its release this Friday, April 12). Boom: yet another reason to drive European.

If you’re keen, zoom your butt right over here to pre-order this hot rod digitally, and take a peek down below at the cover art, tracklist, and list of upcoming pit stops. (Extended metaphors! FTW!!!)


Passenger information card CONTRACT EP tracklisting:

01. EVERYBODY CHANGES
02. MIDDLE MAN
03. BACKROADS
04. LAST NIGHT
05. LEVEL WITH ME

Herbie Berlin Taxi Fully Loaded:

04.12.19 - New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa (EP Release Show w/ Sexy Dex and the Fresh and Jamie Joyce)
05.29.19 - Lafayette, LA - Dat Dog with Missing
05.30.19 - San Antonio, TX - El Luchador with Ellis Rendon and Brainwavve
05.31.19 - Austin, TX - Hole In The Wall with Calico bBue, Sadie and The Ladies, and Michael Bane
06.01.19 - Austin, TX - Whip In
06.02.19 - Austin, TX - Dozen Street with Dream Data and Flatliners
06.03.19 - Fort Worth, TX - Main At South Side
06.04.19 - Shreveport, LA - TBA
06.05.19 - Baton Rouge, LA - TBA

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