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Transit calling it quits, announce final shows

Massachusetts-based four-piece band Transit, are calling it quits and have announced their final shows as a band.

You can view their farewell letter and final show dates below.

Transit’s most recent album, “Joyride,” came out back in October through Rise Records.



Transit cancel upcoming UK/European tour

Crappy news for fans of Massachusetts-based four-piece band Transit, particularly if you were looking forward to catching them on their upcoming tour of the United Kingdom and mainland Europe. Seems the tour is sadly off. Here’s the band’s statement:

“We would like to take the time to send our most sincere apologies to all of our fans and friends in the United Kingdom and Mainland Europe. Due to unforeseen circumstances we will no longer be able to come over and do our Joyride tour that we currently had booked. Once again we would like to apologize to our fans, promoters, agent, and friends for not being able to execute this run which had a lot of love put into it. Thank you for always supporting us, especially in struggling times. Namaste.”

Daisyhead and Valencia’s Shane Henderson were slated to open the tour, and both announced that they won’t be making the trek now. Hopefully this isn’t indicative of larger problems afoot in Transit world. We’ll keep you posted.

Transit’s most recent album, “Joyride,” came out back in October through Rise Records.



Have Mercy stream new single “Collider”

Baltimore rockers Have Mercy just premiered their new single, “Collider” via Noisy. The song is unusually heavy, yet also somewhat dreamy. Interestingly, the band’s frontman, Brian Swindle, told Noisy that it doesn’t necessarily mean a change in direction for the band.

“This song came out of nowhere. We were rehearsing for our spring tour and started jamming on these simple three chords. It ended up just being this tad bit heavier version of Have Mercy. Will this reflect what our next album may sound like? Not at all. But I definitely think it’s a cool song to bang your head to.”

You can check out the song, as well as some dates of the band’s tour with Transit, Somos, and Microwave, below.



Have Mercy announce fall tour with Transit, Somos, and Microwave

Baltimore rockers Have Mercy just their new tour, that will see them traveling across a whopping 18 states over the course of two months. The real kicker of it all, is that throughout the entire tour they’ll be playing alongside Transit, Somos, and Microwave. Check out the full list of dates below.

This tour will mark Have Mercy’s biggest tour since they released their album “A Place Of Our Own” last October, via Topshelf Records.



Such Gold announce U.K. / European tour with Transit

Rochester, NY pop-punk/melodic hardcore group Such Gold have announced U.K. / European tour dates with Boston’s Transit.

You can view the dates below.

Such Gold last released “The New Sidewalk” last November through Razor & Tie Records.



Warped Tour 2015 announces Acoustic Basement lineup (Transit, Koji, Brian Marquis, more)

It’s Warped Tour Wednesday again! Today’s announcement brings with it the lineup for the Acoustic Basement. Not sure if it’s the whole Acoustic Basement yet, but the lineup is as follows: Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties, American Opera, Brian Marquis, Buttons, Grey Gordon, Koji, Meghann Wright, Onward, etc., PVRIS (Dates TBD), SayWeCanFly, Speak Low If You Speak Love (7/9-7/14), and Transit.

Check out the full, up-to-date Warped Tour 2015 roster below.

Tickets for Warped Tour 2015 went on sale last month (December 12th). Get yours online here. The 2015 Warped Tour kicks off June 17th in Anchorage, Alaska, and runs through August 8th in Auburn, Washington.



Warped Tour announces SEVEN more bands to 2015 lineup (Koo Koo Kanga Roo, Transit and more)

It’s Wednesday evening again, and you know what that means, kiddos…it’s Warped Tour announcement day!

Today’s announcement brings with it notice of not two, not five, but SEVEN more bands. Without further ado…please hold your applause until all names have been mentioned…they are: Koo Koo Kanga Roo, Transit, Black Veil Brides, Metro Station, Night Riots, and Juliet Simms! Check out the full rundown of bands below…and get stoked for the potential collaborations that could result from having Kosha Dillz, Riff Raff, Koo Koo Kanga Roo and Black Veil Brides on the same lineup!

Tickets for Warped Tour 2015 went on sale last month (December 12th). Get yours online here. The 2015 Warped Tour kicks off June 17th in Anchorage, Alaska, and runs through August 8th in Auburn, Washington.



Album Review: Transit – “Joyride”

Boston, Massachusetts’ Transit really started making an impact on the scene in the late 2000’s. They broke through to a lot of people with their third official release, 2009’s Stay Home EP, which was reminiscent of melodic hardcore bands like Lifetime and Small Brown Bike. 2010’s full-length Keep This To Yourself (on Run For Cover) placed them in front of newer audiences and they soon signed to Rise Records, on which they released 2011’s Listen and Forgive, which, with its cleaner guitars and twinkly-ness, was much more like American Football than Tell All Your Friends. While people loved the album, a transition as extreme as this left fans wondering what the next one would sound like. That said, 2013’s Young New England was the band’s delve into poppier music, although the record still contained a heavy emo-influence, primarily in the guitar work (like all Transit records do). The album, however, was a bittersweet sound to a lot of fans, old and new.

That leads us to 2014’s Joyride, out now on Rise Records. Shortly before the album’s release, Transit announced the leaving of long-time guitarist Tim Landers, who had played on every release prior (Landers himself shared on social media that all of his parts would be likely removed from Joyride’s final mixes). That said, how did Joyride hold up?

Well, the problem with Joyride really lies in the fact that it’s a Transit album. Being one of the more creative bands in the newer pop punk and emo “revival” scenes, this was without a doubt their least interesting album to date. It feels like they lost most of their punk and emo influences without Landers there. Really, when you get down to it, this isn’t a punk or emo album at all – it’s a pop rock album by a barely recognizable band.

That’s not to say that Transit should just stick to their old stuff to appease their fans by any means. But what was always appreciable about Transit was the progress they made creatively in every release. Even with Young New England, which was many people’s least favorite, you could tell the band was doing what they wanted and were pushing their own boundaries as artists. And that was respectable. However this album makes them look lazy. Going back to the loss of a guitarist as well, the two separate guitar parts that strangely pieced together the band’s sound in the past are missing, as each part couldn’t survive without the other (try listening to KTTY in one ear at a time and you’ll see what I mean).

Now, even after all of the negative sentiments I just expressed about it, this is not necessarily a bad album by itself. It’s extremely catchy, and admittedly frontman Joe Boynton’s lyrics are still relatably sad and/or dark. Sometimes I question the authenticity of the lyrics due to this being the third or fourth album with what seems to be the same lyrical themes, but overall it seems that while the rest of the band have gotten lame-er, Boynton’s started putting way more thought into lyrical imagery and how his words fit into a song musically, rather than making them feel forced. There’s some great songs that stick out too, the first four in particular (“Sweet Resistance” will be on repeat for the next week, guaranteed), as well as “Fine By Me” (which is truly for anyone who’s looked back at their past and wished the present was a little more like the ol’ days) and “Too Little Too Late.”

For Joyride, I give the guys in Transit a generous 3 out of 5 stars. If it wasn’t for it being a Transit album, it might have been a 3.5, but I legitimately think they can do way better and that this record lacks a lot of creativity. Progression is good – degression, not so much.

3/5 Stars



Full Album Stream: Transit – “Joyride”

Today marks the release of Boston area-based emo group Transit‘s newest album “Joyride”, through Rise Records. The band has been releasing a new song from the album every day for the past couple weeks, and now the time has come to listen to the work in its entirety.

The entire “Joyride” album has been made available to stream, which you can check out below.

Transit is touring throughout October and will be opening up for Four Year Strong during the month of November. More info about the dates and locations of these tour stops is available here.



Transit stream new song “Pins and Needles”

Greater Boston area-based emo group Transit has been releasing a new song from their upcoming album, Joyride, for the last week or so in what they’re calling “12 Days of Transit.” Today we’re reporting on the tune “Pins and Needles”, which you can check out below.

Joyride is out today, October 21, via Rise Records. Transit is touring throughout October and will be opening up for Four Year Strong during the month of November. More info about the dates and locations of these tour stops is available here.



Transit streams new track “Too Little, Too Late”

Greater Boston area-based emo group Transit has been releasing a new song from their upcoming album, Joyride, for the last week or so in what they’re calling “12 Days of Transit.” Today we’re reporting on the tune “Too Little, Too Late”, which you can check out below.

Joyride is due out tomorrow, October 21, via Rise Records. Transit is touring throughout October and will be opening up for Four Year Strong during the month of November. More info about the dates and locations of these tour stops is available here.



Transit streams new song “Fine By Me”

Greater Boston area-based emo group Transit has been releasing a new song from their upcoming album, Joyride, for the last week or so in what they’re calling “12 Days of Transit.” Today we’re reporting on the tune “Fine By Me”, which actually came out on Day 7. You can check out the official exclusive premiere here.

Joyride is due out on October 21, 2014 via Rise Records. Transit is touring throughout October and will be opening up for Four Year Strong during the month of November. More info about the dates and locations of these tour stops is available here.



Transit streams new track “Loneliness Burns” from upcoming album “Joyride”

Greater Boston area-based emo group Transit has been releasing a new song from their upcoming album, “Joyride,” for the last week or so in what they’re calling “12 Days of Transit.” Today’s offering is the emo-riffically titled “Loneliness Burns.” Check out the official exclusive premiere here.

“Joyride” us due out on October 21st via Rise Records. Transit is touring throughout October and will be opening up for Four Year Strong during the month of November. More info about the dates and locations of these tour stops is available here.



Transit streams new track “Ignition & Friction” from upcoming album “Joyride”

Boston emo group Transit has released a stream of a new song titled “Ignition & Friction”. The track will appear on the band’s upcoming album “Joyride” and you can listen to it below.

“Ignition & Friction” is the fifth track off “Joyride” to be released. The band will continue to release one new song off the album every day leading up to the album’s release next week (October 21st) through Rise Records.

Transit is touring throughout October and will be opening up for Four Year Strong during the month of November. More info about the dates and locations of these tour stops is available here.



Transit stream new song “Sweet Resistance”

Boston emo group Transit has released a stream of a new song titled “Sweet Resistance”. The track will appear on the band’s upcoming album Joyride and you can listen to it below.

“Sweet Resistance” is the third track off Joyride to be released. The band will continue to release one new song off the album every day leading up to the album’s release on October 21, 2014 through Rise Records. Transit is touring throughout October and will be opening up for Four Year Strong during the month of November. More info about the dates and locations of these tour stops is available here.