Few things ever grow tall without roots. For the members of Through The Roots, it took a decade of inspired songwriting and heavy touring to develop the band’s unique sound: a modern blend of roots reggae, hip-hop, rock, and electronic pop. It’s a sound that nods to the band’s diverse influences while also reaching far beyond them, and it began humbly enough, with the guys hosting their own backyard shows in college towns across Southern California. Word spread. Crowds grew.
Through The Roots bought a renovated school bus and hit the road hard, graduating from college frat parties to larger clubs, building their audience, show by energetic show. Throughout it all, the band kept writing and exploring new sounds, working their way towards a truly unique sound that blended tradition with technology. In 2020, Through The Roots joined Ineffable Records, aiming to put forward their best work yet with their new genre bending album “Departure.” “Departure,” produced by Jamaica’s own J.L.L (Jean Andre Lawrence) and Through The Roots, is the most sonically ambitious album to date. Along with the upgraded soundscapes, “Departure” boasts a feature-heavy track list with appearances by Dirty Heads, Pepper, and Katastro (U.S.), Jesse Royal, Lutan Fyah, Runkus and Iotosh (Jamaica), Yung L (Nigeria), and Eli Mac and Likkle Jordee (Hawaii).