You need flash!
no cover -  


punk punk rock alternative rock rap

    Transplants is an American / band formed in 1999 when Tim Armstrong of Rancid played his friend and roadie Rob Aston some beats he had made using Pro Tools and asked Rob if he would consider contributing lyrics. Initially, Tim played all the instruments, but as the project grew, he invited friends such as Matt Freeman (Rancid), Lars Frederiksen (Rancid), and Vic Ruggiero (The Slackers) to add to the sound. Before long, Tim and Rob decided to officially form a band, but to make things complete, they wanted a drummer, so Travis Barker from blink-182 was asked to join in 2002. Travis recorded all drums for the first album in about eight hours.

    Tim first became inspired to work with loops and samples after being introduced to London's speed/garage scene by Kerrang! magazine writer Morat in the mid-90s.

    The group's music is a combination of hip hop, reggae, drum n bass, dub, and punk, but not necessarily all at once. Although many are used sparingly throughout the album, punk and rap remain as the prominent styles. Lyrically, Rob Aston describes their songs as ranging from topics such as murder ("Quick Death") to the passing of a loved one ("Sad But True") to failed friendships ("We Trusted You").

    After two years of recording, they released their debut album Transplants on Hellcat Records in October 2002. In the end, the album was recorded and mixed entirely in Tim's basement. Special guest vocalists included Eric Ozenne (Nerve Agents), Davey Havok (AFI), Danny Diablo, Lars Frederiksen (Rancid) and Brody Dalle (The Distillers, ex-wife of Tim). Brody sings on the track "Weigh On My Mind", which Tim then described as "their song".

    The singles, "Diamonds and Guns" and "D.J. D.J.", quickly became MTV favorites and earned the band critical and commercial success. "Diamonds and Guns" featured unmistakable piano hook played by co-producer Dave Carlock. The band followed up the record's success by touring with the Foo Fighters.

    After the 2005 blink-182 hiatus, Travis Barker said that he was returning to working with Transplants and Plus 44, a side project with Blink's Mark Hoppus. The Transplants' second album, titled Haunted Cities, was released in June 2005.

    Barker announced on his twitter account that the transplants were recording new material in 2010.

    Transplants 2f156311f1484010b791bea796e6cba0 Transplants 58e687a1fe534f3f987d71ceb6e855a5 Transplants e448f2b31a5045198b45ede5bac7ef93 Transplants 58a69d575be84d0c9e812e8d2531704e Transplants 6cf0fac2c6c646f0b8fef2e668a330d0 Transplants b1e1773feedc4ffe8ca890935af4a1fc Transplants 865741b3e4d346229dfab58d89c5a6cb Transplants 9dd0bd84eff441e6ae174c57cd81dbda Transplants 67dfb200b1a0476eb2468127c19c430a Transplants b67be0caad6143828e41cec6ad050f22 Transplants 1d7ba3405be140348f7dfb0ca68842d9 Transplants a99a7accbdf5450ea65b2e5d1a3d4648 Transplants 06465791772c42df82a385f3eb8988d5 Transplants fd6a2296b13749a8830bead51973a8a1 Transplants 268597efe6614a67b59945057b4e9f63 Transplants d149ed7d636444e991519eb2f4d219fc Transplants b38bda41544944cfc4b0bc6631319ec6 Transplants 9c449b347cfd4912ac297ce37d24aba5 Transplants c27d459935c6416dbdc7690974bdaee5 Transplants 5f1714d11d3d46b2993ef12d798bb8c4 Transplants 37d0ef9ce8b34e818891ff997835c2d6 Transplants 5d44994abe474260a2cb7f3e44a61732 Transplants 74e806ced0d24466ac21c73732822674 Transplants a05f75c7530a49cf8abc008b69af9729 Transplants e8a12f8c653b4bbfcbea54653344ff24 Transplants 91d3d24c05744e55bf087db33e6b7d71 Transplants 72666b967eb44301b7a90d70cb7ffca9 Transplants 9fb47ca623dc405490a02ea519e4a088