Local alt-country quintet New Transit is no stranger to Boise's music scene. After the success of its 2011 debut album, One, New Transit gained local attention through its dynamic live-show appeal and down-home, traditionalist sound. The band's sophomore album, Country Music Dead, is proof of its maturation from adolescence to the structured, highly polished twang that can be heard from the opening track, "Let It Go," to the end of the album. The release party for Country Music Dead is Friday, Oct. 11, at the Sapphire Room; locals Hillfolk Noir and a.k.a. Belle also play live, supporting New Transit and country lovers everywhere.