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Transit (band)

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Transit was an American rock band from Stoneham, Massachusetts. Since their formation in 2006, they have released five albums, four EPs, and a split EP with Man Overboard. Although they largely took influence from emo acts such as Saves the Day, Death Cab for Cutie, American Football, Fairweather, Lifetime, and Hot Water Music their sound transformed from a fusion of pop punk and contemporary emo from their early releases into an indie rock sound by their final release, Joyride.

Transit
OriginStoneham, Massachusetts, U.S.
Genres
Years active2006–2016
Labels
Associated acts
Past members
  • Joe Boynton
  • Torre Cioffi
  • P.J. Jefferson
  • Daniel Frazier
  • Joseph Lacy
  • Tim Landers

Contents

BiographyEdit

In July 2008, it was announced that the band would release a new EP, titled Stay Home, later in the year.[1] On October 16, it was announced that the band had signed to independent label Run for Cover Records.[2] Three days later, "Stay Home" was posted on the group's Myspace profile.[3] In November, Run for Cover Records released a sampler which included "Nameless", a track from Stay Home, which was scheduled for release in January 2009.[4] A music video was released for "Stay Home" on November 9.[5] "Stay the Same" was posted on the band's Myspace on March 30, 2009. Stay Home was eventually released on April 14.[6] From mid-August to early October, the band supported Fireworks on their headlining tour of the US.[7]

In 2011, Listen & Forgive reached No. 9 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and No. 40 on the Independent Albums chart. After performing on the Ernie Ball Stage during Warped Tour 2012, they released Young New England, which reached No. 4 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and No. 40 on the Independent Albums chart.[8] Their follow-up record, Joyride, was released on October 21, 2014. On February 29, 2016, the band announced their breakup via Twitter. From April 19 to April 26, the band played a final "goodbye" tour, with their final show at the Sinclair in Boston, MA. Former member Tim Landers died on February 2, 2019.[9]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • This Will Not Define Us (Barrett Records, February 26, 2008 (CD & digital); Animal Style Records, May 7, 2009 (12" vinyl))
  • Keep This to Yourself (Run for Cover Records, August 17, 2010)
  • Listen & Forgive (Rise Records, October 4, 2011)
  • Young New England (Rise Records, April 2, 2013) U.S. #193[8]
  • Joyride (Rise Records, October 21, 2014)

EPsEdit

  • Let It Out (Barrett Records, 2007)
  • Stay Home - EP (Run For Cover Records, 14 April 2009 (CD & Digital); Barrett Records, 22 May 2010 (12" vinyl))
  • Something Left Behind (Mightier Than the Sword Records, 22 February 2011)
  • Futures & Sutures (Rise Records, 2 December 2013)

SinglesEdit

  • Nothing Lasts Forever (Rise Records, 11 February 2013)

SplitsEdit

7"Edit

  • Promise Nothing - 7" (Rise Records, April 25, 2011)
  • For Future Reference - 7" (Rise Records, October 4, 2011)
  • Skipping Stone - 7" (Rise Records, July 2012)

Music VideosEdit

  • "Rule of Nines" (2008)
  • "Stay Home" (2009)
  • "Long Lost Friends" (2011)
  • "Cutting Corners" (2011)
  • "Asleep at the Wheel" (2012)
  • "I Think I Know You" (2012)
  • "Skipping Stone" (alternate version) (2012)
  • "Nothing Lasts Forever" (2013)
  • "Weathered Souls" (2013)
  • "Young New England" (2013)
  • "So Long, So Long" (Futures & Sutures sessions) (2014)
  • "Rest to Get Better" (2014)
  • "The Only One" (2015)

MembersEdit

Final Lineup
  • Joe Boynton- Vocals (2006–2016)
  • Torre Cioffi- Guitar/Vocals (2011–2016)
  • P.J. Jefferson- Bass/Vocals (2006–2016)
  • Daniel Frazier- Drums (2006–2016)
Former
  • Joseph Lacy - Guitar/Vocals (2006–2011)
  • Tim Landers- Guitar/Vocals (2006–2014, Passed away 2019)
Touring Members
  • Kevin Tse (2009)
  • Brandon Wark (2014–2016)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Transit announces new EP". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. July 4, 2008. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "Run For Cover signs Title Fight and Transit". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. October 16, 2008. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  3. ^ "Transit's "Stay Home" posted". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. October 19, 2008. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "Run For Cover posts free winter sampler: new Nightmare Of You, This Is Hell, Fireworks songs". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. November 5, 2008. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  5. ^ "Transit post video for "Stay Home"". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. November 9, 2008. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  6. ^ "Transit post "Stays The Same"". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. March 30, 2009. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  7. ^ Shotwell, James (June 29, 2010). "The Swellers confirm tour with Fireworks and reveal dates". Alternative Press. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  8. ^ a b Charts. Allmusic
  9. ^ "Cold Collective, Transit guitarist/vocalist Tim Landers dies". Alternative Press. 3 February 2019. Retrieved 3 February 2019.