Ever take a chance on a band, give their record a spin and suddenly there your new favorite band. I've been lucky to have this happen to me a few times, but the best example was Transit. Last year, in october, there was a release day where all these albums from artists like New Found Glory, and Jack's Mannequin all came out on the same day. There was another band that also released an album that day and the folks here at AP kept talking them up. So i spent some money on itunes and downloaded there album. That band was Boston Pop-Punkers Transit. Transit released Listen and Forgive last year and i was hooked at first listen. From the opening little riff of you can't miss it to the very end of Over Your Head, this album became an instant favorite of mine.
For me, what sold me on this album was the lyrics. They just resonated with me and being a kid in his twenties dealing with college and relationships. Remember back in the day when everyone would post meaningful lyrics as away messages, Well this album has so many lines that just hit so hard. My personal favorite line in the whole album comes from the Patrick Stump assisted All of Your Heart: You made me into a monster/So I made you into art/And I gave it to the world/To rip and tear apart.
I'm not totally sure if he's singing about a failed relationship or about cynics and negative fans, but that line packs a punch.
Joe sings with such passion on the record, and the guys sound so tight as a band. If your a fan of the pop-punk genre and are looking for a new band to love, look no further than transit. Transit without a doubt is the first band i recommend to anyone looking for some new tunes. I recently got the pleasure to see these guys open for Taking Back Sunday and Bayside. To be honest, i was just as excited to see them as i was to off my all time favorite bands. I guess that goes to show you how an album can just clique with someone. So in the end, open up your ears to new bands and new music, you're new favorite band could be a record spin away.