The Transfer

The Transfer


The Transfer combines melodic vocals and hard-rock guitar to create a dark, yet uplifting sound that cuts through today's modern alternative rock format.Their debut album "Romantics & Addicts" was produced by Tim Patalan (The Fags, Sponge) and Bill Kozy (sound engineer for Cheap Trick, Lit).


(Band Bio)

The Transfer from Detroit Michigan is a five piece cutting edge modern rock band. Formed in 2001 the band has matured from it's melodic hardcore and emotional punk roots into a professional rock unit. The band's songwriting is influenced by some of the best heartfelt post hardcore groups from the nineties, and this gives the music it's emotional and artistic feeling. The sound combines highly technical guitar and bass riffs with pounded and rocked out drums. Finishing off the sound is a layered strong clear passionate vocal with a progressive pop sensibility. The Transfer's music is equally fun to listen to and engage live as much as it is technical to perform.

In 2004 The band made contacts with local music producers and personalities Bill Kozy (Cheap Trick, Lit, The Suicide Machines, D12, Eminem, Five Horse Johnson) and Tim Patalan (The Fags, Sponge, Fretblanket, Local H) at "The Loft" in Saline Michigan, and began cutting demos. Around the same time a friendship and working relationship developed between underground Detroit indie record label personality Mike "CTW" Warden (Conquer The World Records) and the band. It was decided between all the parties and with the undying dedication of everyone involved the sessions would turn into a full blown professional recorded album. To cut the story short a year and a half later through a lot of hard work The Transfer emerged from the studio with 10 songs that would rival today's mainstream rock acts.

With over 100 live shows already performed on small and large stages The Transfer has already created a buzz locally and is ready to take it to the next level. This spring 2005 marks the release of The Transfer's "Romantic and Addicts" album and with no doubt it will establish the band at the forefront of Detroit's Modern Rock Movement.

(Label Background)

Although sales on the Conquer The World label during the 90's never exceeded 10,000 copies for any release and most were in the 1 to 3,000 pieces range. CTW made a difference and strived to have an identity unsaid without ever saying what that identity was. Collectively the label pressed about 75,000 records and or CDS in it's history. It was known early on that CTW had an ear to the ground and would be an important and influential name in underground music.

CTW is most notably known for discovering and releasing the first Boy Sets Fire record. The band would quickly climb the ladders of the independent hardcore scene and then get signed to a major label. Although Boy Sets Fire never sold millions of records they have sold hundred's of thousands and without a doubt are a major influence for a lot of today's biggest modern rock bands. For a complete discography of the label please check out the new CTW myspace page @ .

(Buzz Sheet)

August 3rd - Flint Mi Rock's 101.5 WWBN will feature the band on it's music meeting show Sunday the 7th at 7pm and 11pm.

Also this week The Transfer getting spins on KBVU Iowa's Alternative show. Tracks, 1,3,4 getting attention.

July 14th - Ted was interviewed on the GameShout Radio program where they talked about winning the local Gameriot battle. They also played "Down With Everything" Here is the link.

July 14th - The godfather of podcasting MTV's Adam Curry played "How Hazardous We Are" on his Daily Source Code where he said "Now for some kick ass podsafe music The Transfer" - estimated 50,000 listeners.

Band is scheduled to be featured on several key a&r music industry scouting sites within the next 2 weeks (July).

Gary Salvelson�s Demo Diaries:
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Steve Walker & Radio Contraband

Detroit press the week of July 10th includes a feature in Real Detroit Weekly, The Detroit News, and The Detroit Free Press mentioning the band�s appearance at the legendary St Andrews Hall.

The band played at St Andrews hall July 12th as a part of the GameRiot tour. ( �Being selected to play out of all the great Detroit local band�s is an accomplishment in itself,� said Krisko one of the bands energetic guitarists. Sponsors include MTV2, Myspace, Xbox and more. The Transfer WINS and will advance to the online finals where by voting the winner will get to be on an Xbox game as well other doors opening.

The Transfer's CD "Romantics & Addicts" is available directly on the bands website @ where one click on the banner will purchase it with your credit card or paypal account.

Detroit Commercial stations, WRIF 101.1, 88.7 CIMX, 97.1 WKRK have been playing The Transfer and spotlighting the band for weeks on their


Romantics & Addicts - Conquer The World Records #26

Set List

30 - 45 minutes - given whatever format you have.

Band is currently playing songs off the "Romantics and addicts" album and has a rotation of 6 new songs on call as well.

How Hazardous We Are
Body Language
Down With Everything
Romantics & Addicts
No One's Listening
Summertime Nightlife
Bleed Out A Warning

6 new songs

Flock of Seagull Cover