Roots Of Creation

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Roots Of Creation

On April 22nd, 2016, Roots of Creation will release Livin Free, a project that frontman Brett Wilson calls their “biggest ever.” Releasing via the band’s own label, Bombshelter Records, and distributed by ILS/Caroline/Universal Music Group, Livin Free is a nod to the New Hampshire state motto. It marks the band’s third studio release, but it’s so much more than an 18-track LP. In addition to digital and retail CDs of the LP, Livin Free will be available as a 3-disc deluxe collection with both dub/remix and acoustic versions of 14 of the LP’s tracks in digital and CD formats. The CD formats as well as limited edition, hand-numbered (1/500), splatter/colored, double 12” vinyl, will be available via Amazon and select retail stores on May 6th. The iTunes pre-order for both the standard LP and deluxe collection will begin on March 18th and include instant downloads of tracks “Struggle,” “Row Jimmy” (Grateful Dead), and “3x A Lady.” Livin Free features guest performances by Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Marshall “Ras MG” Goodman (Sublime, Long Beach Dub Allstars), the Rubblebucket horn section, Billy Kottage (Reel Big Fish), Bill Carbone (Zach Deputy, Max Creek), Grammy-nominated Pato Banton (Sting, UB40), and Mighty Mystic. Additionally, the album welcomes guest production by Yeti Beats (Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid) on “3x a Lady,” and Ras MG on “Struggle (Ras MG Remix).” Livin Free was produced by Brett Wilson, and co-produced by Pete Peloquin and Roots of Creation. The album was executive produced by Omen8 Production and the “RoC Pledgers,” fans who supported the band’s recent PledgeMusic campaign which surpassed the goal by 36% (and climbing). All songs on the LP were engineered and mixed by Pete “Boardz” Peloquin (Gov’t Mule, OAR), except a handful by Craig “Dubfader” Welsch (G. Love, John Brown’s Body), Yeti Beats, and Roger Lima (Less Than Jake). The album was mastered by Grammy winner and 8-time Grammy-nominated mastering engineer Jay Frigoletto (Alice In Chains, Black Eyed Peas). Prior to the LP’s release, a maxi-single/EP of the album’s first single, “Struggle,” will be released on March 4th. This includes four unique versions of the song, one featuring Melvin Seals and Marshall “Ras MG” Goodman, another featuring only Melvin Seals, one remixed by Ras MG, and finally a solo acoustic version by Brett Wilson. “I never imagined that after listening to legendary artists like Sublime and Long Beach Dub Allstars religiously in my youth, that I would ever be collaborating with Ras MG,” says Brett Wilson. "He is a true musician. He pushed me to the max and inspired me to keep my ears open to new sounds and ideas.” Roots of Creation is now on tour, and this spring will perform select dates on the “Spring Blackout 2016 Tour” with The Expendables, Passafire, and Tunnel Vision. They’ll also perform select dates with Organically Good Trio (ft. Paul W. of Slightly Stoopid), Mighty Mystic, and Spiritual Rez. Congrats to Pete Caigan and all that made this record possible!!!

ROC Live Volume 2
Song
This Must Be the Place (Talking Heads-Native Melody) Favorite License Buy
Death March Favorite License Buy
6AM Favorite License Buy
Policy Favorite License Buy
Mammoth Favorite License Buy
Dubby Conqueror Favorite License Buy
You Don't Know How It Feels Favorite License Buy
Searchin' Favorite License Buy


Rise Up!
Song
Rise Up! Favorite License Buy
Dubomb Favorite License Buy
Death March Favorite License Buy
Babylon Favorite License Buy
That's How Strong My Love Is Favorite License Buy
Proggae Favorite License Buy
Peace Love And Music, Dubwagon XL, Revolution Favorite License Buy
Universal Soldier Favorite License Buy
Legalize And Tax It Favorite License Buy
Breathe It > Exhale Favorite License Buy
Can't Stop Favorite License Buy
New Classic Favorite License Buy
Made For Me Favorite License Buy
Void Favorite License Buy
Sorry I Had To Go Favorite License Buy
Blank Favorite License Buy


Livin Free
Song
Rubber Bullets [clean] Favorite License Buy
Uplift Favorite License Buy
I'll Be There Favorite License Buy
3x a Lady (Yeti Beats remix) Favorite License Buy
Policy (feat. Mighty Mystic + Rubblebucket horns) Favorite License Buy
Oh Lord Favorite License Buy
Policy (feat. Mighty Mystic + Rubblebucket horns) [clea Favorite License Buy
Struggle (Ras MG remix) Favorite License Buy
Punk RoC Favorite License Buy
Different (feat. Rubblebucket horns) Favorite License Buy
Rubber Bullets Favorite License Buy
Row Jimmy Favorite License Buy
A Time Will Come (feat. Pato Banton) Favorite License Buy
Get Ready (Ras MG remix) Favorite License Buy
Searchin' Favorite License Buy
Strength Favorite License Buy
Stay With Me Favorite License Buy
Struggle (feat. Melvin Seals + Ras MG) [skankin' mix] Favorite License Buy


Livin Free (deluxe) - dub/remix
Song
A Time Will Come (mixed by Dub Architect) [feat. Pato B Favorite License Buy
Struggle (feat. Melvin Seals + Ras MG) [skankin' mix] Favorite License Buy
Oh Lord Dub (mixed by Dubfader) Favorite License Buy
Get Ready (Ras MG remix) Favorite License Buy
Row Jimmy Dub (mixed by Dubfader) Favorite License Buy
Stay with Me Dub (mixed by Dubfader) Favorite License Buy
Different Dub (mixed by Dubfader) [feat. Rubblebucket h Favorite License Buy
Rubber Bullets Dub (subcreature remix) Favorite License Buy
Strength (subcreature remix) Favorite License Buy
Policy Dub (mixed by Dubfader) [feat. Mighty Mystic + R Favorite License Buy
I'll Be There Dub (mixed by Dubfader) Favorite License Buy
Uplift Dub (mixed by Dubfader) Favorite License Buy
Searchin' Dub (mixed by Dubfader) Favorite License Buy
3x a Lady Dub (mixed by Yeti Beats) Favorite License Buy