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
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.
2. Down At The Harbor
3. The Issue
5. Air We Breathe
6. Count Me Out
7. A Letter From Dallas
9. Give And Take
10. Get There
11. Tune In
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