TRANSIT


BIO: Music is about connecting with people, and that’s what we focus on more than anything else,” says Transit’s vocalist Joe Boynton. Hailing from north shore Boston, Transit is a band that expresses an arresting degree of honesty and individuality in their music. While clearly drawing inspiration from seminal groups such as Saves The Day, as well as 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. Illustrating Transit’s artistic evolution from one release to the next, early descriptions of the group compared them to Taking Back Sunday and Brand New, and now, more recently, to bands like Death Cab For Cutie and Modest Mouse. The band’s prolific output is also impressive by any measure, having put out seven releases over the last four years. Transit’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 an acoustic EP, “Something Left Behind” in February and a limited edition Record Store Day 7”, “Promise Nothing”, was released this past spring and sold out in advance. ALTERNATIVE PRESS, in a glowing review of “Promise Nothing”, praised the band’s meteoric creative growth, comparing them to Jimmy Eat World and Moneen. Named one of the “Bands To Watch in 2011” by ALTERNATIVE PRESS, Transit has played throughout North America and overseas alongside Four Year Strong, The Wonder Years, Less Than Jake, Bayside, Man Overboard, Senses Fail and many others. The band—whose members also include Torre Cioffi (guitars), PJ Jefferson (bass) and Daniel Frazier (drums)—has just finished tracking its first full-length on Rise Records, LISTEN & FORGIVE. The album, which ALTERNATIVE PRESS just named as one of the “Top 20 Must-Hear Fall 2011 Releases”, is set to drop in the US and around the world in early October. To mark the release of LISTEN & FORGIVE, Transit will be touring this Fall around the US with Saves The Day, Bayside and I Am The Avalanche, before heading to the UK and Europe in December with Title Fight and Balance and Composure. From that point onwards, fans can expect to see the band touring extensively around the globe throughout 2012 and beyond.

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