This is a make or break move for the bands and the label. Rise is trying to expand and show their love for the genre. For Man Overboard, this could be the next step to mainstream crossover. For Transit, could be a big step towards some major recognition. Will be interesting to see what comes of this...could prove to be an excellent or an awful decision I think.
completely agree. it's either going to be a great decision or a terrible decision for all three parties. let's hope it's a great one.
I just bashed Rise on my blog a few days ago, due to people saying "you don't need talent to get signed" and I made an example out of Rise. Guess I better do a retraction (slightly).
Really curious to see where this is going.
Trying to imagine Man Overboard with Joey Sturgis production.
When I first heard about this a couple weeks ago I was really skeptical about how it would turn out, but after letting it sink in and realizing how much Rise is going to be able to help Transit/MO I'm really stoked on the decision.
I'm glad to see people aren't flipping out about this, I thought some people would haha.
Rise Records is hands down running what is essentially making this scene and industry so shitty. So fucking materialistic with everything that they do. I have to say that I couldn't be MORE disappointed with the direction that both Man Overboard and Transit have chosen to take. The fact that any band from the whole RFC family would decide to support this label is mind boggling. No matter what MO/Transit say is the reasoning for this move, I can't see it being truthful. I guess this is what happens when bands do things for the wrong reasons and stray from what really matters.