Boston indie rockers, Transit rolled through The Barbary in Philly’s Northern Liberties neighborhood on Saturday along with Daylight who is currently celebrating a record release and national tour. Hailing from just a short jog up I-76, Doylestown, PA’s Daylight recently released their Difference Between Good and Bad Dreams EP on Run For Cover Records. This 4-track, 13 minute offering has been garnering a fair amount of critical praise in past few weeks.
Often described as indie or emo, Daylight draw influences from a broad spectrum of musical niches, never more evident than on the band’s current release. In all fairness, these new offerings incorporate just as much rock flavor as they do indie or emo. Daylight’s current national tour wraps up in late February, giving the band just enough time to catch their breath before heading to Europe through March.
Guest headliners, Transit have remained one of the more prolific pop punk bands of the Northeast and have released scores of studio-works in the last 5 years. With consistent touring throughout the US and Europe with likes of Less Than Jake and other scene mainstays, the band continues to build its loyal fan base. In 2011, album Listen & Forgive reached #9 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and #40 on the Independent Albums chart. Transit kick off a full US tour in March with The Wonder Years, Polar Bear Club, The Story So Far, and Into It. Over It., that will wrap up in mid April
Saturday’s bill, hosted by Philly hardcore Shows, was rounded out by Gypsy and Kingston, PA locals Trainwrecker. Gypsy features members of Cold World, Blacklisted, Bad Seed, and Let Down. This up-and-coming amalgamation of musicians has forged a new path with a current release on Six Feet Under Records. Leaving behind the heavy mosh with their respective prior projects, the newly assembled band is taking more influence from likes of Dinosaur Jr. and Jawbreaker.
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