The Transact

The Transact

 Tampa, Florida, USA
BandAlternativeRock

They sound almost like a dance-able version of U2 or The Cure. With only 3 instruments, they are still able to produce a sound that is full and clear. Their lyrics contain universal themes that anyone can relate to.

Biography

The Transact is an Indie Rock band from Tampa, Florida and have been performing since the middle of 2008. The bandÂ’s line-up consists of Derek Luna (vocals, bass), Dylan Buckley (guitar), and Cameron Luna (percussion). Their sound is composed of shearing guitar, driving bass lines, and rhythmic drum beats. With the several songs that they have already written, their first album will be completed by the end of this year(2011).

They have started out playing as a cover band in small restaurants and nearby pubs. Now they have expanded and began playing in venues in other cities. Hopefully with this kind of exposure, their music will be able to reach out and find new fans.

After The Transact has played their set at a show, people from the audience will come up to them and say how surprised they were to see such a young band produce such a mature sound. Usually with young bands, some have no idea what they want their band to sound like. But this is not the case for The Transact. They have found their sound and they also know how to keep it consistent.

Just like any other band, they hope to gain exposure, obtain a record deal, and to achieve success like their influences. New faces can lead into new directions.

Lyrics

Better Future

Written By: Derek Luna

Verse 1

The way it goes
Just like an old saying does
They tell you the truth
Do you even listen?
The same words appear again
What can you say?
This time it's familiar now
Just having to say

Chorus

I'm looking for a better future
So we can get away
I'm looking for a better future
One with a place to stay
And I could go on forever
If that is the case
Oh I could go on forever
Lead me out of this chase

Verse 2

The way it goes
All about another statement
We can relate again
Did you think of that?
All along the path
I heard the words
This time it's familiar now
We can leave somehow

Chorus

I'm looking for a better future
So we can get away
I'm looking for a better future
One with a place to stay
And I could go on forever
If that is the case
Oh I could go on forever
Lead me out of this chase
I'm looking for a better future
I'm looking for a better future
I'm looking for a better future
We can leave somehow

Drive Away

Written By: Derek Luna

Verse 1

A lot has changed
And it's time to leave for once
When desperation calls
It asks for your release
And I won't stop you now
Because this belongs to you
So take the keys now
And I'll give you all the answers

Chorus

Let's drive
Drive until you forget where we are
Drive
Drive until you see that light up ahead

Verse 2

You close your eyes
Just to think for a moment
The changes you've seen
Have taken a life on their own
But don't expect anything
Just put it all behind you
You won't solve anything
When there are words all around
Drive away...
Drive away...

Chorus

Just drive
Drive until you forget where we are
Drive
Drive until you see that light up ahead
Drive
Drive, you will not ask me where we are
Drive
Drive, you will keep driving up ahead

Looks

Written By: Derek Luna

Verse 1

And I would notice when you came into view
The things I've seen which would only part in two
And only seconds left and I would not care
I found it in your smile and the color of your hair

Chorus
And so I try to forget what my eyes are showing me
I try to forget but I can never guarantee

Verse 2

The perfect moments are like a breath of fresh air
The ones you like and the ones that aren't fair
And so I hope you know that I believe in one thing
It was a trip last night and I heard a ring

Chorus

That's when I try to forget what my eyes are showing me
I try to forget but I can never guarantee

Outro

And the next time that you come to see me
I'll be alone watching silently

Discography

Promises of Arrival EP - 3 Songs

Set List

Still In Love Song (The Stills Cover)

Paint A Picture

Looks

6 A.M.

PDA (Interpol Cover)

You Don't Know

Drive Away

Better Future

30 Minute Set