Here’s an album I meant to buy when it came out in 2002, but never got around to it, thus a perfect choice for New Music Friday. I didn’t even realize the Transplants were made up of Tim Armstrong of Rancid and Travis Barker of Blink 182, which is a good thing because I probably would have discarded anything associated with Blink 182. Fortunately, Armstrong and Rob Aston are running the show. Most people are probably familiar with “Diamonds and Guns” from its use in a shampoo commercial. The East Bay roots are clear on “Down in Oakland” and “Sad But True.” The Transplants cover a bit wider range than Rancid and are an excellent compliment to Armstrong’s main project.