Transit Method is a heavy rock group from Austin, TX that brings together the complexities of progressive rock with the unrefined grit of grunge and metal. Consisting of brothers Matt and Mike LoCoco (guitars/vocals and drums, respectively), Bryan Rolli (guitars/vocals) and Charlie Anderson (bass), the band has been writing, recording and performing together since 2014. That same year they self-released their Celebrate Mutations EP and followed it up with their Roach EP in 2016 on Basement Avatar Records drawing comparisons to the likes of Soundgarden, Rush, The Mars Volta, and Motorhead.
In 2017, the band signed with Brutal Panda Records and released their first full length album "We Won't Get Out Of Here Alive". Sounding like Geddy Lee fronting a grunge band, the album was revered as “really fucking rad” (MetalSucks).
They’ve also been described as “a powerfully epic combination of punk, metal, and dynamic vocals calling to mind some of the more truly epic moments of Jane's Addiction's 'Ritual de lo Habitual'" (PunkNews). The Austin Chronicle ranked it in their Top 10 albums of 2017, and the single "Snake Wine" was rated the #1 song on Australia’s “You Heard This?” podcast. They’ve performed across the United States in over 25 cities, including events such as the F1 Festival, and have shared the stage with the likes of The Sword, Consider The Source, Boogarins, Adelita’s Way, Flaw, Rishloo and Hikes.
The Madness is out
on Brutal Panda Records.
"think Soundgarden, Rush and Jane’s Addiction having a lovechild."
- Pure Grain Audio
"This [band] is loud and heavy just the way I like it, blending progressive rock elements with heavy metal sensibilities. It’s like if Rush and The Mars Volta had a badass rock baby. It’s awesome. Trust me ... go see them."
- Kelly Cleveland, KeepAustinIndie.com
“These two songs are aggressive and showcase the great songwriting that Transit Method is capable of, hopefully making way for a stellar full-length in the future." - The Prelude Press
“Roach offers a fresh and new sonic approach for Transit Method having taken their sound further into the grunge realm by adding a dash of thrash while always maintaining their prog edge.” - New Noise Magazine
"As you listen... It has a nice grungy feel to it and with a little influence of thrash here and there… a little punk influence." - Ignite Music
"The mostly instrumental songs on Celebrate Mutations flow seamlessly from one track to the next, fusing grunge, progressive rock, and heavy metal into something quite enjoyable and at times melodic." - Henry Schneider, Expose Online
"The two songs on “Roach” are well crafted and well performed. The lyrics are easily understood and the music is less discordant than some of the power-rock bands performing today." - Talk Nerdy To Us
"The power-triad’s new record features more elements than are on the periodic table; dexterous vocals, lacerating licks, walloping basslines, eccentric arrangements and complex rhythms. Their live performance is as dynamic as it is galvanizing." - Donny Rodriguez, TourWorthy.com
"Transit Method impressed as one of those bands that has something for everyone.Their mix of rock, alternative and progressive is polished and perfected. You can understand their lyrics and the musicianship is extraordinary."
- Keith Hannaleck, MuzikReviews.com
Photos by Jake Villarreal, Tess Cagle, Mason Endres