Run For Cover Records (2009)
Yeah, I really like this. Stay Home by Transit is a great record, falling under the umbrella of “emotional hardcore” but not necessarily being just another collection of songs about old girlfriends with riffs stolen from Rites Of Spring and Lifetime songs. Not that sounding like Lifetime is a bad thing, because that influence is apparent here, just not in a “we don’t have our own thoughts so I just take them from other bands” sort of way you see a lot in punk rock.
Smart, fast, melodic, introspective, this is definitely a keeper for me, another band keeping the spirit of independent music alive while not necessarily bowing down to preconvieved notions about what you have to sound like or sing about. If you absolutely need some sort of listening reference, then maybe Polar Bear Club I guess, but that doesn’t do Transit any sort of justice, because they definitely have their own sound, which if you’re like me and a fan of 80’s and 90’s hardcore/post-hardcore/melodic emo stuff, then you’ll love. I really can’t say anything bad about this record, so just go get it and see what I’m talking about.