Recently named as one of Alternative Press’ “Top 20 Must-Hear Fall 2011
Releases”, Transit's, Listen & Forgive, out October 4th on Rise Records,
features 11 tracks (plus a bonus track on the physical release) with guest
vocals contributed by Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy) to one of the songs (“All
Listen & Forgive was written and recorded this summer at Maximum Sound
Studios in Danvers, MA by producer Gary Cioffi, and was mixed by Steven
Haigler (Brand New, Pixies, Quicksand, As Tall As Lions).
“Music is about connecting with people, and that’s what we focus on more
than anything else,” says Transit’s vocalist Joe Boynton.
While clearly drawing inspiration from seminal groups such as Saves The Day
and Lifetime, as well as from the Northeast US pop-punk scenes that all five
members grew up in, Transit has swiftly evolved into a group with a more
alternative, indie rock sound. “We all grew up listening to a wide variety
of music, but bands like Archers of Loaf, Braid, Osker and American Football
demonstrated to us that there are always refreshing ways to create a new
style and feel,” explains guitarist Tim Landers.
Transit’s prolific output is impressive by any measure, having put out seven
releases over the last four years. The Boston, MA act’s highly acclaimed LP,
Keep This To Yourself, released in August 2010 on Run For Cover Records,
inspired AbsolutePunk to rave: “Good luck keeping Transit’s passionate and
infectious tunes a secret. Once you hear the first chords of opener “Dear
Anyone,” you’ll immediately go out and tell all your friends about the best
pop-punk album of 2010.” Transit also released acoustic EP Something Left
Behind this February on Mightier Than Sword Records, as well as a limited
edition Record Store Day 7”, Promise Nothing, this April on Rise Records
that sold out well in advance.
Transit has consistently played throughout North America and overseas
alongside Four Year Strong, The Wonder Years, Less Than Jake, Rival Schools,
Bayside, Man Overboard, Senses Fail and many others.
This fall will be no different as the band kicks off a supporting stint on
the Saves The Day/Bayside/I Am The Avalanche tour with a series of warm-up
dates with Bayside in September.
Transit is: Joe Boynton (vocals), Tim Landers (guitar), Torre Cioffi
(guitars), PJ Jefferson (bass) and Daniel Frazier (drums).
Listen & Forgive Tracklisting:
You Can’t Miss It (It’s Everywhere)
Long Lost Friends
Listen & Forgive
All Your Heart (feat. Patrick Stump)
Asleep At The Wheel
I Think I Know You
Don’t Make A Sound
Over Your Head
The Answer Comes In Time (*bonus track on physical only)
Listen & Forgive cover art: