POZ Review: The Cab – Lock Me Up

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 23, 2014

by ALi Killian, edited by Erik van Rheenen

Listening to The Cab’s latest release, Lock Me Up, is like seeing your best friend from high school after you’ve grown apart through the first few post-graduation years – a comforting familiarity laces the awkward interaction, and you wonder where your paths diverged. Was it when you went to college and she didn’t? Was it when you moved to another state and he stayed within 20 minutes from where you grew up? Or, in this case, was it when you realized that The Cab vocalist Alex DeLeon has resolute pop-stardom aspirations and you just can’t hop on the pop music train? Fans who latched onto The Cab during the Whisper War era, like myself, may check ‘Yes’ for that one.

Though the Las Vegas-based band has always had a knack for penning great pop-infused songs – even dating back to Whisper War, The Cab’s debut full-length – Lock Me Up comes off as an imitation, a shell of a crossover-hit record. The EP hinges on DeLeon’s extremely impressive pipes, but the music sounds stale. A voice like DeLeon’s deserves to be touted around town, but it also deserves well-crafted instrumentals to back it up and well-written lyrics to deliver.

We should applaud bands for breaking out of their genre-constrained boxes — and I do respect The Cab for putting out edgier-yet-more-mainstream music, a change from its past endeavors — but what we shouldn’t applaud is sacrificing quality for the chance at radio play. Lock Me Up is just that.

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The Cab Are Back In The Studio

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 10, 2014

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The Cab are back in the studio most likely continuing work on their long awaited album. Check out a tweet from the band below after the jump.

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The Cab Frontman is Writing A Book; You Can Read Some Of It

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 10, 2014

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Alexander DeLeon of The Cab is in the midst of writing a book. You can read an excerpt below after the jump.

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The Cab Frontman Opens Up About Alex Marshall’s Departure

by Zack Zarrillo - May 13, 2014

Alex Marshall announced he had left The Cab just days before the band released a new EP. Frontman Alexander DeLeon recently opened up about the departure and what it meant. Read a full interview via AltPress here or a snippet below after the jump.

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The Cab Release “Lock Me Up” Lyric Video

by Zack Zarrillo - May 2, 2014

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The Cab have released a new lyric video for “Lock me Up.” Watch it here via Billboard or below after the jump.

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The Cab Get Dissed On Hip Hop Remix From Former Member Cash Colligan

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 30, 2014

Cash Colligan, formerly member The Cab, has released a remix called “Ashes” of “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark.” The track is a diss mostly towards his former band where he takes shots at Alex DeLeon. Listen below after the jump.

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The Cab Release ‘Lock Me Up’ EP

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 29, 2014

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Surprise, The Cab have released a new EP called Lock Me Up. Stream the EP below after the jump.

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The Cab ‘Lock Me Up’ EP Sampler

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 28, 2014

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The Cab's new EP will be called Lock Me Up. Stream a sampler below after the jump.

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The Cab’s Guitarist Alex Marshall Leaves Band

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 25, 2014

Just one week before The Cab make their comeback, guitarist Alex Marshall has announced that he has left the band after 7 years. Read a statement below after the jump.

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The Cab Announce New Single “Lock Me Up”

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 24, 2014

The Cab's return single is called “Lock Me Up.” Check out the artwork for the track below after the jump.

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The Cab Tease New Song Clip

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 21, 2014

The Cab are taking the wraps off of a big announcement on April 29th. Check out a new song teaser below after the jump.

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The Cab Are Making Their Return

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 15, 2014

It’s been around eighteen months since The Cab began recording their new album for a major label, and it looks like we may finally be hearing some news about it. April 29th is the big day. Check out a teaser below after the jump.

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The Summer Set, Cab Frontmen Featured In ‘A Pretentious Christmas’ Movie

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 23, 2013

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Brian Dales of The Summer Set and Alex DeLeon of The Cab are both featured in A Pretentious Christmas, a short film about hipsters and the holiday. Watch the film below after the jump.

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The Summer Set, The Cab Announce UK Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 20, 2013

The Summer Set and The Cab are touring the UK in April. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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The Cab Nearly Finished With New Album

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 16, 2013

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The Cab have not updated fans on their new album since February, but it looks like it’s almost finished. Check out a tweet from the band below after the jump.

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