The Taxpayers

The Taxpayers

Punk Rock/Punk Jazz band from Portland, Oregon. Formed in 2007.

Originally a three-piece guitar/bass/drum combination, the band incorporates accordion, horns, piano, harmonica, and other instruments during recording sessions. Currently they perform live with a range from three to eight members.
They strongly support the DIY punk ethic, booking their own shows, printing their own merchandise, printing CDs from scrap material, and hand-written notes and other gifts included with each CD. The Taxpayers release digital copies for free, via blogs and Quote Unquote Records. Noah Taxpayer said the following in a letter to the blog Rock Sellout:

“We believe that offering free music is imperative to challenging the ever failing soul sucking music industry.”

The Taxpayers are a punk rock band, taking influence from folk, country, jazz, swing, blues, hardcore punk. They have been credited for working with different styles. Experimenting with different forms of audience participation, they often incorporate magic tricks, stories, and more at live shows.


The Taxpayers Discography Tracks


USR-002 The Taxpayers Exhilarating News(CDr, Album) Useless State Records USR-002 US 2007 Sell This Version
The Taxpayers To Risk So Much For One Damn Meal (Album) Plan-It-X US 2010 Sell This Version
The Taxpayers A Rhythm In The Cages (Album) Secret Pennies Records US 2012 Sell This Version
The Taxpayers God, Forgive These Bastards: Songs From The Forgotten Life Of Henry Turner (Album) Asian Man Records, Really Records US 2012 Sell This Version
The Taxpayers Cold Hearted Town Plan-it-X US 2013 Sell This Version
The Taxpayers Big Delusion Factory (Album) Secret Pennies Records US 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

USR-012 The Taxpayers Modest Proposals(CDr, EP) Useless State Records USR-012 US 2011 Sell This Version

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