Features
Reviews
Must Hear Music
Reviews Archives
Archives
Bargain Basement
Downloads
Music DVD
Upstart
Pipsqueaks
 
 
 
Features
Reviews
Archives
Send Us Mail
Contact Us
 
 

Transition
Get There
Floodgate Records
www.transitionmusic.net


Sure we've all heard of the genre "pop-punk", but have you ever heard of "emo-punk"? I guess it would be the red-headed step child of "pop-punk" and emo. It's the mixture of upbeat, catchy hooks with emotional lyrics and themes. The newer band Transition hits this genre right on the button.

When you tour with bands like: Reel Big Fish and MxPx you should count yourself lucky. But, when the frontman of one of those large bands decides to take a chance on you and produce your latest album, well that's just awesome!! And that's exactly what happened for Transition. When Mike Herrera, the frontman for MxPx, saw these guys live on Warped Tour, something clicked. It was that magic that translated onto Transition's most recent release Get There. Mike helped this band make a great "emo-punk" album. Yes it could be said that there is some MxPx influence in the album, but not enough for a die-hard fan to be pleased. No, this band is more for those fans of Yellowcard and The Ataris. True, most of their songs are radio-ready, and most of their lyrics you could practically have memorized by the third time you listened to them, however, it is still very apparent that these four guys know what they are doing. The harmonies fit well with the lyrics and the lyrics fit well with the melodies.

Now, don't count these guys out just because you think they've had it easy. Shoot, easy would have been getting signed to Sony/BMG within a year of forming. But, instead they are working hard on Floodgate Records and making some pretty good music... no matter what "punk" genre you want to stick them.

-Rachel Fredrickson

Track Listing:
1. Excusable
2. Down At The Harbor
3. The Issue
4. Winter
5. Air We Breathe
6. Count Me Out
7. A Letter From Dallas
8. Carolina
9. Give And Take
10. Get There
11. Tune In


Check out more reviews

Talk Back
e-mail the chief

Like this article?
e-mail it to a friend!

 


Mike Doughty



none now
-------


South By Southwest 2014
David DeVoe

South By Southwest 2013
David DeVoe

Red Hook Music Festival
George Dow

SXSW 2012
David DeVoe

Our Favorite Records 2011
Hybrid Staff

AWOLNation
Rachel Fredrickson

Kanrocksas
Rachel Fredrickson

Warped Tour 2011
Rachel Fredrickson

Eddie Spaghetti
Melissa Skrbic-Huss

Murder By Death
Mike DeLeo


Mike Doughty
Boulder, CO

Epilogues
Denver, CO

Imagine Dragons
Denver, CO

Sebadoh
Cambridge, MA

Young Magic
Denver, CO

Warped Tour 2012
Denver, CO

Thrice
Denver, CO

Mike Doughty
Denver, CO

MuteMath
Kansas City, MO

Other Lives
Lawrence, KS

Los Campesinos
Boston, MA

The Civil Wars
Lawrence, KS

Ha Ha Tonka
Lawrence, KS

Thrice
Lawrence, KS


 
hybridmagazine.com is updated daily except when it isn't.
New film reviews are posted every week like faulty clockwork.
Wanna write for hybrid? Send us an e-mail.
© 1996-2009 [noun] digital media. All rights reserved worldwide. All content on hybridmagazine.com and levelheadedmusic.com is the intellectual property of Hybrid Magazine and its respective creators. No part of hybridmagazine.com or levelheadedmusic.com may be reproduced in any format without expressed written permission. For complete masthead and physical mailing address, Click Here.