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Review: Transit – “Young New England”

Review: Transit – “Young New England”

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On April 1st, Transit will be releasing new record, “Young New England” through Rise Records.

The record picks up where 2011′s “Listen & Forgive” left off, as the band continue adapt their sound. The only difference being that this time, the elements they have chosen to cut are the ones that made Transit the band they were on fan-favourites like Please, Head North and Stay Home.

That’s not to say that the record is without it’s charm though, It’s always been clear that the Boston rock outfit never want to make the same album twice and Young New England is testament to that fact as the 13 tracks lay down a solid indie-rock sound.

This album is different. We’re always progressing and growing. We’ve been close like family for so long that the songs, in a way, just write themselves. This time around we just wanted to really make a statement of who and what Transit really is.            Tim Landers – Guitarist

Transit - Young New EnglandThe lyrical content is still great with similes left, right and centre and the chorus’ are catchy but it all sounds unfinished. With previous releases, you could tell that the band had poured their heart and soul into making those songs but this time around it’s more like the pieces fell into place and they had it recorded before taking to the time to sit down and clean everything up.

Normally I’d state that it probably sounds better live, but I’m unsure in this instance. It’s brimming with easy to pick up vocals that suit the live environment but even the fast-paced songs are missing something. The only song that kicks it into gear is Bright Lights, Dark Shadows.

As I said above, it’s not that this is a bad album but it is a departure from the Transit that many people know and love. Our great and humble leader, Laurence (a Transit noob) took to the album without having heard any of Transit’s older material and openly declared that he loves it, so maybe I’m just bitter that it’s not another Keep This To Yourself

Highlights: Nothing Lasts Forever / Young New England / Bright Lights, Dark Shadows

The tracklist for Young New England is as follows

01 . Nothing Lasts Forever

02. Second to Right

03. Young New England

04. Sleep

05. So Long, So Long

06. Weathered Souls

07. Hang It Up

08. Don’t Go, Don’t Stray

09. Thanks For Nothing

10. Summer, Me

11. Hazy

12. Bright Lights, Dark Shadows

13. Lake Q

Listen to “Nothing Lasts Forever”

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On April 1st, Transit will be releasing new record, “Young New England” through Rise Records. The record picks up where 2011′s “Listen & Forgive” left off, as the band continue adapt their sound. The only difference being that this time, the elements they have chosen to cut are the ones that made Transit the band they …

Review Overview

Music - 6.5
Vocals - 6
Lyrics - 7

6.5

Summary : Not a bad album at all, but also not great.

7

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