Harry Partch, Gustavo Romero, Diamanda Galas, Pacific Strings, inside the opera, best organs, best pianos, the composer, the concertmaster, the piano tuner, the tenor, the symphony player’s wife
Various Authors 6:22 p.m., Sept. 24
Sound description: Indie alternative-rock.
RIYL: No Knife, Spell Toronto
Inception: San Diego, 2000
Ex-Band Members: James Christopher Hughes, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals
Influences: No Knife, Inch, Hot like a Robot, Spell Toronto, Self against City, the Casual Lean
According to SD Music Matters magazine, "The Transit War creates a melodic masterpiece of pensive indie rock streaming from a place of both beauty and intensity. The band’s sound engulfs a moment of rawness and elegance that few bands achieve. The Transit War is a band that will continue to define the essence of talent and vision."
In June 2007, Alternative Press magazine named the Transit War on their list of "22 bands that won't be underground for long."
According to a post on the band's webpage, "We've been working on lots of new material and intend to have a new release, (as of now an EP), before the year is out. Also, keep your eyes and ears peeled for the Punk the Clock compilation, as we've got one brand new song on there, and a new video on the way too."
In July 2007, guitarist/singer James Christopher Hughes announced "I will no longer be playing with the Transit War. The other band members feel that it is time for me to step away from this project, and I am inclined to agree with them."
Transit War replaced Hughes with TJ from Buckfast Superbee. In 2010, the Transit War appeared to be on hiatus, with bassist Mike Frey forming ...students along with Ilan Rubin (NIN, New Regime).