The Transit War – Ah Discordia!

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The Transit War

Ah Discordia! - Orange Peal Records

A little while ago The Transit War released this EP, cleverly entitled “Ah Discordia!” upon the unsuspecting world. Sadly, the world still went by unsuspecting and very few people actually got around to hearing it. Nevertheless, Ah Discordia! didn’t go by fully unnoticed as the good people at Orange Peal Records heard it and like it. They wanted to spread the joy that they felt when they heard the album, and what better way to do that than to re-release it? So that’s where we are right now, Orange Peal is all set to re-release the album, to pass on that joy. And after listening to the album multiple times, it’s quite evident that that’s a good idea.

Bit the question remains, why is it a good idea? The answer to that is more complicated than it seems. Because in reality, these eight op-rock tracks aren’t really anything to write home about. They are, instead, pretty generic, feel good pop songs that never really fails to entertain. They’re upbeat, energetic, and pretty catchy – particularly the first single Kerosene. But the one thing that stands out the most on Ah Discordia! is the vocals. There’s some sort of attractive quality in them that makes you want to keep coming back and hear it again. Its poppy, catchy, and polished without being over bearing and annoying. It seems real and suits the music perfectly – which is really the driving force behind the entire album.

It’s hard to think of a band to compare The Transit War to because they seem to be in a league of their own for the most part. Now, that’s not saying it’s the most inventive album to be released this year, or even the most entertaining. But the eight songs, straight for the opener of We’re Sleeping Better Now, to the instrumental Discordia to the more technical Hey Get A Load Of That Stained Glass Window, never become boring. And while it wont’ change your life in any shape or form, it is a nice laid back album to spin when you want some nice easy pop-rock.