|Genres||Alternative rock, indie rock|
|Labels||Rock Ridge Music/ Warner Music Group|
|Associated acts||Bouncing Souls|
|Past members||Derek Gallagher|
Transitshop is an American indie rock and alternative rock band based out of Philadelphia and founded in 2010 by Chris O'Brien. They have released two albums and are signed to Rock Ridge Music, touring with bands such as Trapt and Candlebox.
Philadelphia-based musician Chris O'Brien first formed Transitshop in 2010, after a shoulder injury forced him to take time off as lead guitarist for another band in 2009. On their debut EP, independently released as Transitshop, O'Brien wrote the songs and also handles vocals, bass, and keyboards. Most of the drums were handled by Michael McDermott from the Bouncing Souls. It debuted at #20 on the CMJ’s Top 200 Radio Chart, and tracks from the EP received play from over 50 national FM stations.
In the summer of 2011, O'Brien met Detroit-based producer Matt Dalton (Chiodos, I See Stars, Stephen Christian), and Transitshop began recording their first LP in Detroit at 37 Studios with Dalton. They also recorded at Thermal Productions in New Jersey with producer Stephen McKnight, with McKnight mastering and mixing and O'Brien co-producing. The indie pop and alternative rock album Velocity was released on Rock Ridge Music on August 13, 2013. Reviews compared the band's sound to that of new wave bands in the 80s, including the aural landscapes of The Cure, New Order and The Smiths. Influences such as modern pop punk and post punk were also named.
In the fall of 2013 Transitshop toured with rock band Trapt in support of Velocity. They have also toured or performed with bands such as Candlebox, Alkaline Trio, Walk the Moon, A Silent Film, Empires, Fastball, An Horse, and State Radio. On February 1 2014 Transitshop performed a sold out show with The Goo Goo Dolls at The House of Blues in Atlantic City, NJ.