Tuesday Jun 27
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28/13
MP3 Leak of the Week: Through The Roots

On July 30th, Through The Roots will be dropping their first full length album Take You There. Before they do, they’ve agreed to give away new song, “Slow Down” for FREE download, this week only. Grab the song on the homepage & read more about the release here…

You can download Through The Roots new song “Slow Down” on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week column on the right hand side! This download will only be available until Saturday, Aug 3rd, 2013.

Through The Roots“Slow Down”

“Slow Down” is track 5 off Through The Roots new album Take You There. The song starts soft & piano driven before vocalist Evan Hawkins sings about love over a slow, heavy, reggae backdrop. The best way to describe the song and it’s meaning can be best summed up by Evan himself.

Here’s what he had to share regarding the song:
“The song ‘Slow Down’ was written to evoke that feeling you get when you think of someone you once loved and it seems to just slow time down. It could spark a positive thought or a negative feeling, but what we wanted to illustrate was the seemingly physical halting of time when those thoughts begin to fill your mind. Although we may leave relationships for better or for worse, we are reminiscent of memories that we can’t help but be fond of. There is always going to be those yearning questions; is that person thinking of me? What would they be thinking about? How do they feel about it? We just always have to remember that there is nothing you can do to replace the memories that you made, but the best thing is to leave them in the past. What’s done is done and you can only reminisce on the good times.”
– Evan Hawkins, Guitarist/Vocalist of Through The Roots.

You can pick up Through The Roots’s new album, Take You There, on iTunes by clicking HERE



Through The Roots Background
Out of San Diego, CA, Through The Roots is comprised of Evan Hawkins (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Chris Cruz (Lead Guitar, Keys, Vocals), Brady O’Rear (Keys), Taylor Boatwright (Drums, Vocals) and newcomer Ross Garcia (Bass).

The group came together as a band in 2008 and blended its unique sounds of reggae and rock music. TTR quickly captured music fans’ attention all over the West Coast and soon was touring across the U.S. with many of the top performers in its genre. In the past five years, TTR has toured or played with high-profile groups Rebelution, Iration, Tribal Seeds, The Green, Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds, Passafire, Pepper, The Expendables, Natural Vibrations and Alborosie in various shows around the nation, as well as a show in one of Canada’s top festivals.

A big part of the year was spent working on their first full-length album, recording in various studios in Hollywood, Encinitas, and Rancho Bernardo, CA. This all came off the heels of a successful release of the Zombies EP. They also performed at the 2013 California Roots Festival, playing in the three-day, 40-band event and was offered the trip to play in Guam, following their friends Tribal Seeds, The Green and Rebelution to play two shows on the scenic island in the Pacific.

Moving forward, Through The Roots will be on tour promoting their first full length album Take You There. They’ll be on tour with Iration, but also sharing dates with Fortunate Youth. View their tour dates below as they go from west to east and back west again – all the way to the end of September!

Upcoming Tour Dates:
July 28th @ Lafayette Hotel. San Diego, CA
July 31st @ Sandbar. Santa Barbara, CA
Aug 2nd @ B Ryders. Bakersfield, CA
Aug 3rd @ Strummer’s. Fresno, CA
Aug 4th @ Cozmic Pizza. Eugene, OR
Aug 5th @ Star Theater. Portland, OR (w/Iration)
Aug 7th @ Nectar Lounge. Seattle, WA
Aug 9th @ The Grand Theater. Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 10th @ Cervante’s Other Side. Denver, CO (w/Fortunate Youth)
Aug 13th @ The Waiting Room. Omaha, NE
Aug 14th @ The Firebird. St Louis, MO
Aug 15th @ Small’s. Detroi, MI (w/Iration)
Aug 16th @ Bottom Lounge. Chicago, IL (w/Iration)
Aug 20th @ The Waiting Room. Buffalo, NY (w/Iration)
Aug 21st @ Brighton Music Hall. Allston, MA (w/Iration)
Aug 22nd @ Highline Ballroom. New York, NY (w/Iration)
Aug 23rd @ Theatre of the Living Arts. Philadelphia, PA (w/Iration)
Aug 24th @ U Street Music Hall. Washington, DC (w/Iration)
Aug 26th @ Seacrets. Ocean City, MD (w/Iration)
Aug 28th @ The Norva. Norfolk, VA (w/Iration)
Aug 29th @ House of Blues. Myrtle Beac, SC (w/Iration)
Aug 30th @ Freebird Live. Jacksonville, FL (w/Iration)
Aug 31st @ Culture Room. Fort Lauderdale, FL (w/Iration)
Sep 1st @ Beacham Theatre. Orlando, FL (w/Iration)
Sep 2nd @ Masquerade. Atlanta, GA (w/Iration)
Sep 3rd @ Luna Live. Lake Charles, LA (w/Iration)
Sep 4th @ House of Blues. Houston, TX (w/Iration)
Sep 5th @ House of Rock. Corpus Christi, TX (w/Iration)
Sep 6th @ Antone’s Night Club. Austin, TX (w/Iration)
Sep 7th @ Trees. Dallas, TX (w/Iration)
Sep 10th @ The Vanguard. Tulsa, OK (w/Iration)
Sep 12th @ Sunshine Theatre. Albuquerque, NM (w/Iration)
Sep 13th @ Orpheum Theater. Flagstaff, AZ (w/Iration)
Sep 14th @ Marquee Theare. Tempe, AZ (w/Iration)
Sep 17th @ Bell Memorial Union. Chico, CA (w/Iration)
Sep 18th @ Humboldt State University. Arcata, CA (w/Iration)
Sep 19th @ Ace of Spades. Sacramento, CA (w/Iration)
Sep 20th @ The Fillmore. San Francisco, CA (w/Iration)
Sep 21st @ The Wiltern. Los Angeles, CA (w/Iration)


Through The Roots Links:
Through The Roots Website
Through The Roots Facebook
Through The Roots Twitter


Huge thanks again to Through The Roots for allowing us to share their new song “Slow Down”, to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!


Article By: Mike Patti


Watch: Through The Roots – “Take You There” (In studio performance UT San Diego)


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