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Transit Release “Young New England” Video

Boston pop-rock outfit Transit have released the video for their latest single, “Young New England.”

An ode to their hometown, “Young New England” is the third single of Transit’s album by the same name. The chorus ushers in the song with a chant about how Boston never drinks alone, and, as the verses kick in, vocalist Joe Boynton begins recounting his memories as a drunken twenty-something stumbling through the city’s historic streets. This sentiment is mirrored in the video, which finds the group strolling through famous tourist destinations around Boston joined by what looks like hundreds of their closest friends. You can view the video below.

Transit found themselves deflecting criticism earlier this year when their new album hit shelves devoid of the pop punk sound that had given the band their start. Now that several months have passed it seems fans have finally come around to the group’s evolved sound, and in my opinion this is one of their best singles to date. Comment below and let us know your thoughts. Continue reading ‘Transit Release “Young New England” Video’

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Transit Premiere “Weathered Souls”

Boston natives Transit have partnered with AbsolutePunk to stream a new song off their forthcoming album.

Entitled “Weathered Souls,” the latest song to surface off Transit’s Young New England is more rock driven track than its predecessor, “Nothing Lasts Forever.” That said, the punk-leaning tune is still well within the wheel house of Transit’s beloved catalog, and it comes complete with New England referencing lyrics about growing up. You can stream the song at the end of this post.

Transit recently unveiled plans to headline a tour later this Spring. All those dates can be found below the song stream. Continue reading ‘Transit Premiere “Weathered Souls”’

Glamour Kills Holiday Festival Tonight: The Wonder Years, A Loss For Words, Transit, And More

Boston posi-core fans, dawn you now your gay apparel, for tonight Glamour Kills clothing company is hosting one of the biggest alternative/pop-punk shows of the season, A Very GK! Holiday Festival. According to the festival Facebook page, the lineup and estimated set times are as follows:


10:15 – END = The Wonder Years
9:30 – 10:00 = A Loss For Words
8:45 – 9:15 = Transit
8:00 – 8:30 = The Dangerous Summer
7:20 – 7:45 = Hit The Lights
6:50 – 7:10 = With The Punches
6:20 – 6:40 = Brian Marquis
5:50 – 6:10 = Hostage Calm

5:20 – 5:40 = I Call Fives
4:50 – 5:10 = State Champs
4:20 – 4:40 = Kid Jerusalem
3:50 – 4:10 = Premiere

This is actually the third out of four dates in the U.S. this month. The first one, headlined by Set Your Goals, was on December 2nd in Oakland, CA, and the second was on December 8th in Chicago, IL, headlined by Chiodos. After tonight, the festival will close out the season with one last show this Sunday December 16th in Poughkeepsie, NY. The lineup will be very similar, with Matchbook Romance, Anadivine, A Loss For Words, Hit The Lights, With The Punches, State Champs, The Dangerous Summer, Kid Jerusalem, Young Statues, Brian Marquis, and Class Of 92.

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Download No Sleep Records Holiday Compilation

Indie label No Sleep Records have released the first of a series of compilations just in time for the holiday season. No Sleep till the Holidays contains five songs, four of which are by artists off their roster. Click here to listen now and download the compilation for free! Tracklisting is as follows:

1. Long Lost – “You Can Always Come Home” (Joe B of Transit)
2. Allison Weiss – “December”
3. TS and The Past Haunts – “I Eat You”
4. Major League – “This Holiday”
5. Young Statues – “I Don’t Wanna Know What’s Under Your Tree”

 

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Into It. Over It. – Music Video for “P R O P E R”

Evan Thomas Weiss‘ indie pop-punk emo project Into It. Over It. has a new music video. Directed by Mitchell Wojcik and shot in Chicago, IL, it stars a lovable little handmade stuffed raccoon named Mugshot who gets swept up and moved around in the midst of his owners’ (Weiss and his girlfriend) move to a new home. While the video is titled “Moving Day,” it is actually for the song “P R O P E R,” which is the title track off the artist’s latest album, available now on No Sleep Records. Enjoy the adorable sentimental video for this upbeat song of self-reflection.

If you like Into It. Over It., then you might also like OurStage’s own Josh And Mer.

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Stream Tigers Jaw “2008 Summer EP” on YouTube

Alt-rock pop-punk band Tigers Jaw are streaming their 2008 Summer EP on YouTube. Their label, Run For Cover Records is taking pre-orders for reissues of this record as well as two others, including Tigers Jaw’s self titled 12″ LP and Belongs To The Dead. Click here to find out more, and check out the first streaming track below called “Neighbors,” a sad bare bones acoustic rendition.

If you like Tigers Jaw, then you might also like OurStage’s own Shark Tape.

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Unreleased American Football Recordings To Surface

It has been over a decade since midwest emo/indie rock band American Football broke up. Since then, there has been a recent resurgence of interest in their music, influencing many pop-punk, post-rock, post-hardcore, and various other types of bands to play shiny, harmonically rich and emotive music. While this style of music has humbly existed for years since American Football’s time, it has been gaining more exposure and was recently dubbed the unfortunately laughable genere title of “twinklecore,” due to the sort of “twinkling” sound of the clean guitar playing.

Needless to say, fans will be excited to hear that Polyvinyl Records have announced that they will be releasing some unreleased and never-before-heard tracks by American Football. According to a post on the company’s Instagram profile, they ”just got a package from Steve Holmes (American Football) w/ 7 old cassettes full of AF gems. Some songs are unreleased, some are boom box practices. Let the digitizing begin!” Although the material is about 12 years old, with the recent twinkle-core trend, these recordings may not actually sound so much like the blast from the past that they truly are.

If you like American Football, then you might also like OurStage’s own Diluvia.

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Four Noteworthy Split Releases

With a steady decline in CD sales caused by an even more exponentially consistent incline in downloading, it’s becoming more and more difficult for artists to justify selling their music within physical mediums. The upside, however, is that many indie and DIY bands are using this as inspiration to get more creative, putting the extra effort into their physical products and making something even more unique and valuable for their fans. A classic example is the split release concept. With the recent resurgence of vinyl and reinforced motivation to create a valuable physical product, many bands have teamed up on interesting limited edition projects. Here are some notable split releases from this year and the past few years that are sure to be valuable collectors items: Continue reading ‘Four Noteworthy Split Releases’

Transit Take A Trip Down Memory Lane

To celebrate their past 5 years as a band, Boston pop-punkers Transit will be doing a special short tour for their fans. According to the band’s website, “we are doing five shows in which we play our newest record Listen & Forgive in its entirety, as well as our Stay Home EP. These shows will be in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts.”

In addition, they will also be performing two very special shows on October 26th and 27th “at the TUMC in Tewksbury, MA- a venue we used to play all the time in our teenage years.” The first night they will perform their first 2 LPs This Will Not Define Us and Keep This To Yourself back to back, and the following night they will perform Stay Home and Listen & Forgive.

But that’s not all! For these shows they have also repressed limited batches of This Will Not Define Us, Stay Home, and Keep This To Yourself. You can view details and tour dates on the flier below.

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Transit Cover Third Eye Blind

Boston pop-punk band Transit have been getting really into acoustic performances this year, having performed on the Acoustic Basement stage almost every day at the Vans Warped Tour this past summer. The unplugged renditions of their own songs were incredibly well-received by fans and newcomers,  as were the few covers that they played.

Today the band released a video of themselves covering one of their “personal favorite” songs, “Motorcycle Drive By” by Third Eye Blind. Filmed and recorded at Maximum Sound Studios near Boston, MA, this is a heartfelt rendition that fits well with the band’s sound, showing where some of their inspiration comes from. Check out the video below:

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