Transit (band)

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Transit
Origin Stoneham, Massachusetts
Genres Emo, alternative rock, pop punk, power pop, indie rock, post-hardcore (early)
Years active 2006–2016
Labels Barrett, Run for Cover, Mightier Than Sword, Rise
Associated acts Misser, Sleepsick, Long Lost, The Weeds, Off & On, Man Overboard
Members Joe Boynton
Torre Cioffi
P.J. Jefferson
Daniel Frazier
Past members Joseph Lacy
Tim Landers

Transit was an American emo 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 have been influenced from stable bands in the emo genre 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.

Biography[edit]

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.[1] Their followup 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.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 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[1]
  • Joyride (Rise Records, October 21, 2014)

EPs[edit]

  • 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)

Singles[edit]

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

Splits[edit]

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  • 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 Videos[edit]

  • "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)

Members[edit]

Current
  • 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)
Touring Members
  • Kevin Tse (2009)
  • Brandon Wark (2015–2016)

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