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Floodgate Records

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

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