Founded in 2002 and finished in 2005 after just two discs, the Transplants were a side project of Rancid’s Tim Armstrong. Unlike Rancid – which kicks out a ferocious ska-punk – the Transplants throw down a bassier, groovier sound with rapped out lyrics. Gangsta-punk, maybe? Regardless of what you term it, it’s pretty doggone good.
I prefer their 2002 self-titled disc to the slicker, glossier Haunted Cities from 2005. Which is why these three tracks hail from the earlier effort:
[MP3] Transplants – “Diamonds and Guns” EXPIRED
[MP3] Transplants – “Sad But True” EXPIRED
[MP3] Transplants – “We Trusted You” EXPIRED
Buy the Transplants