The Transplants — featuring Rancid’s Tim Armstrong, Blink-182’s Travis Barker, and Death March’s “Skinhead Rob” Aston — impressed fans at the urine soaked Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, Quebec, and today they’re streaming their new album, In A Warzone, at Rollingstone.com.
The album is a mix of various punk genres, just like its members, but it all coalesces and ends up sounding like pure old-school punk (except for the hip-hop-inspired “Something’s Different”). If you like what you hear, look for it to hit the streets June 25th.
“When we started this band 13 years ago, we weren’t worried about who was going to like us,” states frontman Rob Aston. “We still aren’t. In A Warzone is more raw and stripped down than our previous releases. In my opinion, it’s our best album. It’s always been difficult to classify Transplants. But at the end of the day, we’re a punkband. We make whatever type of music we want.”
It doesn’t get any more punk rock than that (well, it does, but who gives a fuck).
The Transplants are currently on the road in North American opening for Rancid. Tim Armstrong is playing with both bands.
Transplants tour dates:
June 17 – Boston @ House of Blues
June 19 – Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore
June 20 & 21 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
June 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
June 23 – Norfolk, VA @ NorVA
July 11 & 12 – Seattle, WA @ SODO
July 13 & 14 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
July 16 – Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conf Hall
July 17 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
July 19 & 20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
July 21 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
July 23 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
July 24 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
July 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Palladium
July 27 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
July 28 & 29 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
Aug 2 & 3 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
Rock Hard \m/