Christine: With ages ranging from 15 to 23, how did such a diverse age group end up together?
Harrison: Well, basically the band was started by Steve...when he was like in 7th grade, but eventually they found Dan and then I was friends with Dan and when the old bassist quit last summer I joined...so yeahhh that's how it came together, in a nut shell that is haha
Christine: So Transition has been going on for a pretty long time now. It'll probably be essential to have the support of your parents. Do you have their support?
Harrison: Haha yeah, I couldn’t ask for better parents. They both understand what I want to do with my life and stuff and they are really great about sometimes how I get behind in school and yeah. They're awesome.
Christine: That's good; it would probably be very hard without the support of your parents. Have any big problems really arisen?
Harrison: Well, not with my parents. Sometimes I get kinda behind in school and that's always a problem. Keeping up with school on the road is borderline impossible! It's the hardest thing in the world ever to do. But anyways school is the only problem, but its gotta get done so that's that haha.
Christine: Yeah, it's apparent that school would be a big issue, especially in only your sophomore year. Could you explain a normal day for you?
Harrison: haha a normal day, that is if its Monda, Wednesday, or Friday, I wake up about an hour before the other dudes and go to my 'class' online. It's kinda like a chat room that I go to and "learn". Haha anyways...I do that, take a shower...then we drive for a few hours to the next venue. Load in, do some more school work in the van, and then play. Then wake up and start it over again. It's awesome.
Christine: So driving, you can't do that yet, I’m sure. (Haha) Do you ever just brag to people, like... "I went on tour with MxPx before I can legally drive a car?"
Harrison: haha yeah I don't have a permit yet. But I don't really brag about it, I mean I feel very privileged and blessed to have such opportunities, but I also feel like there's a lot more I need to accomplish. In other words, I just feel happy already
Christine: Good outlook on it how's the support in the Pittsburg scene? What’s it like?
Harrison: The Pittsburgh scene is sweet! The fans always come out to the shows and we love them. We owe them HUGE.
Christine: Do you feel like you've outgrown the scene? With touring frequently and an increasing fan base outside of Pittsburg do you feel as connected with the scene you started out in?
Harrison: We still feel very connected to the scene in Pittsburgh. Every time we come home and play a show after a long time out on the road it's the best feeling ever, just knowing that when we get home we have a great show waiting for us. The people in Pittsburgh rock. I love Pittsburgh. I live in a place called Wexford actually, it's awesome too.
Christine: That’s great that you have so much support in your hometown. You guys are currently on tour with Baltimore's hometown heroes, All Time Low, what do you think of them?
Harrison: DUDE. They are amazing. We have made best friends with these dudes. I don't want the tour to end it's been so much fun so far. I love those dudes.
Christine: That's great. We love those boys here. It sucks that you guys aren't playing any Baltimore shows with them. So what bands have you toured with that have you been most excited for?
Harrison: I know! It’s a bummer, I like Baltimore. You mean what have been my favorite tours?
Christine: Well Baltimore likes you too. And yea, what were your favorite tours?
Harrison: haha well to be honest two tours that have been notably good have been man alive and thin dark line and nural and then the mxpx tour was amazing of course.
Christine: Thin Dark Line are favorites around here too. Glad you like our bands haha.
Christine: So are there any PA bands we should look out?
Harrison: yeahh they’re awesome!
Harrison: ummm I’m not sure they’re aren’t too many local bands if there’s any band I would say look out for my favorite highway... they’re from Virginia though haha they’re like my best friends and well they’re the best.
Christine: We'll definitely have to look into them then.
Christine: So changing the subject a bit, May 9th, is when your first album on Floodgate Records is set to be released, are you excited?
Harrison: I'm sooo excited...I'm anxious to see what the first week is gonna be like and what people think of it and such, I’ve since heard that it's leaked on the internet already but yeah I dunno, I guess that's cool! Kinda flattering.
Christine: So why should everyone go out and buy "Get There"?
Harrison: Well first go listen to "excusable" at www.purevolume.com/transition, and starting April 15th you can stream the record at www.absolutepunk.net so if you like it, please pick it up!
Christine: What's your favorite track on the album?
Harrison: it’s tough, I have 4, my favorite tracks are down at the harbor, air we breathe, winter, and a letter from Dallas
Christine: There's only 11 tracks on the CD, and 4 are your favorite. It must be a pretty good album then haha.
Harrison: hahah well I'd like to think so!
Christine: So two days before your album is released you guys will be playing at the Annual Flipside Festival in Virginia. A large amount of Baltimore bands and fans will be there. Now, why should everyone check you guys out a Flipside?
Harrison: Because flipside has the best bands in the world on it! All of my favorite bands are playing on it. But you should check us out because we feel like our live show is very...energetic? I'm not sure. Make sure to check us out.
Christine: haha, pretty good reasons. We'll definitely tell everyone to check you guys out. I think that concludes our interview. Thank you so much.
Harrison: Awesome! Thanks so much...please everyone check out our record on may 9th! Take care :-)