Transit has already released two albums’ worth of standard pop-punk sounds that weren’t bad but not exactly standout material either. “Listen & Forgive” however changes all that. They’ve injected their sound with some 90s emo influences and it works wonders for them. Check out that American Football-inspired guitar sound and hear how well it compliments Joe Boynton’s vocals.
Songs like the upbeat “Cutting Corners” and the acoustic “Skipping Stone” show an earnest band that bleeds sincerity. And I’m not the only one who took notice of these guys seeing as they even got Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump to sing along on “All Your Heart”… even though I think Stump should be thanking them for allowing him to be a part of a decent song for once. After all it’s been a while for the guy.
Anyway, asking for forgiveness in the album title might be a tad much… their first albums weren’t shitty either. But I sure as hell am listening to this one!