"Transplants are an American punk rock/rap rock supergroup. They formed in 1999 when Tim Armstrong (of the bands Rancid and Operation Ivy) played his friend and roadie Rob Aston some beats he had made using Pro Tools and asked Aston if he would consider contributing lyrics. Initially, Armstrong played all the instruments himself, but as the project grew, he invited musician friends such as Matt Freeman (Rancid), Lars Frederiksen (Rancid), and Vic Ruggiero (The Slackers) to add to the sound. Before long, Armstrong and Aston 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
Haunted Cities is the group's second album, and while the first one was pretty good, it left a lot to be desired. This is louder, harder, more diverse, and much more fun. With plenty of guest musicians and different styles being explored, pretty much anybody can find something they like about it."
12 Song CD Digipak (Second hand)