Society is rather fickle these days, with a constant need for instant gratification. Because of this, it seems like bands are putting together albums quicker and quicker in order to keep the attention of the audience they worked so hard to get. But what happens when they can’t manage to do that? Las Vegas band The Cab found themselves on the end of a three-year gap between records and paying for 2011’s ‘Symphony Soldier’ all on their own. However, where many bands may have found themselves building back up to where they were, The Cab was welcomed back with open arms from their fans, as well as critics who gave the album favorable reviews — AbsolutePunk went as far as to call the record a “masterpiece.” The band also took to the road, supporting Simple Plan in the fall and co-headlining with The Summer Set in the spring, as well as playing the YouthJamz benefit and KRZ’s Summer Smash alongside Adam Lambert. Needless to say, they are working diligently from repeating history and fading from the music scene.
It’s a little after midnight on a Wednesday in downtown Austin, the venue has already emptied itself of all its attendants, and crew members are loading the trailer with merchandise and instruments. While many bands wouldn’t be too keen on doing an interview after a show, the boys of The Cab didn’t seem to mind at all as they filled us in on working with other artists, being proud of their roots, and if we’ll ever be able to get our hands on a copy of “Crown.”
Pick up The Cab’s latest album, Symphony Soldier.
For the band’s upcoming tour dates, check out their Facebook page.