Taking chances is always easier said than done - musically, there's nothing quite like a risk taken to shine light upon an artist's growth from their former selves. Boston rock outfit Transit has stirred up a unique recipe for success throughout their career, packing one album after the other with fresh ideas. Their newest collection of stripped down tracks in the form of an EP, Futures and Sutures, showcases the group's collective ability to take on new concepts and come through flawlessly. Futures and Sutures features 5 musically revamped fan-favorites taken from Transit's previous two full-length records, plus a bonus instrumental track.
2013 also brought on the anticipated release of the band's full-length, Young New England, which debuted at #4 on Billboard's Heatseeker's Chart and was followed by a U.S. headlining tour. Young New England features a collection of Transit's signature punk-infused tracks with thoughtful lyrics tying together the overall theme of the album, the band's hometown of Boston.
Composed of Joe Boynton (vocals), Tim Landers (guitar/vocals), Torre Cioffi (guitar/vocals), P.J. Jefferson (bass) and Daniel Frazier (drums), Transit formed in 2006, signing with indie label Rise Records in 2011.
Transit's following has grown immensely over the past year alone, many thanks to their ability to move forward musically. This summer, the group took advantage of (hometown) Boston's lively nightlife and took excited fans along for a bar crawl to film a fun music video for the track "Young New England." The true power of the internet came to surface when an online post inviting people to be a part of the video shoot sparked interest from a girl to fly across the country from California into Boston to be a part of it all.
Transit wrapped up 2013 in the strongest way possible, headlining a sold-out NYC show, embarking on a nationwide tour with Taking Back Sunday, and announcing their headlining role in 2014's Acoustic Basement Tour presented by Vans Warped Tour. For a band that treads a notably unique line between indie and alternative, one thing's for certain - expect the unexpected from Transit in 2014.
Acoustic Basement Tour photos from the Detroit date. Photos courtesy of Anthony Gattine http://anthonygattine.com/
We’re really excited to be heading out with Mayday Parade, We Are The In Crowd & Divided By Friday! Check out the dates below - tickets go on sale Friday, 2/21!
4/22 - Music Farm - Charleston, SC
4/30 - The Met - Pawtucket, RI
5/01 - Chameleon Club - Lancaster, PA
5/03 - Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
5/04 - Castle Theatre - Bloomington, IL
5/06 - Wooly’s - Des Moines, IA
5/07 - Slowdown - Omaha, NE
5/09 - Juanita’s - Little Rock, AR
5/10 - New Daisy Theatre - Memphis, TN
5/11 - House of Blues - New Orleans, LA
New dates added in NJ, NY, MA for the 2014 Acoustic Basement Tour!
It is with a heavy heart that we must cancel tonight’s show at the Amyityville Music Hall due to a family illness. Thank you to all of our fans for making 2013 our band’s best year yet, we wish all of you a safe and happy New Year.