Taproot Announce Two More Shows

Taproot have booked some more shows in support of their upcoming album “SC\SRRS” (out September 29). Here’s the band’s updated schedule:

09/07-10 Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
09/29 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
09/30 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
10/01 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop (with Eva Under Fire and Heartsick)
10/06 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre (with Smile Empty Soul, Heartsick, and Finding Ghosts)
10/13 Green Bay, WI – EPIC Event Center (with September Mourning and Heartsick)
10/20 Columbus, OH – The King Of Clubs (with September Mourning, XFACTOR1, and Artifax)
10/21 Lakewood, OH – The Winchester Music Tavern (with September Mourning and Brothers At Arms)

Taproot Announce More Club Shows

Taproot have booked some more club shows in support of their new album “SC\SRRS” (out September 29). Here’s their updated schedule:

09/07-10 Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
09/29 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
09/30 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
10/01 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
10/13 Green Bay, WI – EPIC Event Center (with September Mourning and Heartsick)
10/21 Lakewood, OH – The Winchester Music Tavern (with September Mourning and Brothers At Arms)

Taproot Book Second Show At The Machine Shop In Flint, MI

Taproot have booked another show at The Machine Shop in Flint, MI. The band will now be performing at the venue on September 29 and September 30.

The group commented:

“Thank you guys SO MUCH for selling out the show at The Machine Shop in less than 30 minutes!!!??? FN Insane. #TeamTaproot is the best!!! And yes, for those that missed out, a second night has been added 9/30! Tickets on sale Weds at 10 AM (EST). Some of you will get a second chance, and I guess some of you can make it a Taproot weekend!!

VERY limited VIP Experience Upgrades are still available for 9/29 (Obviously IF you have a ticket(s)), and VIP Upgrades for 9/30 are also now available at taprootmerch.com!!”

As previously reported, the band’s new album, “SC\SRRS,” will be released on September 29 as well.

Taproot To Release New Album “SC\SRRS” In September, Announce Flint, MI Show

Taproot have revealed that their new album, “SC\SRRS,” will be released on September 29. With this news, the band have also announced a record release show at The Machine Shop in Flint, MI. The concert will take place on September 29 and tickets for it will be available on March 3 at 10:00am EDT.

Guitarist/vocalist Stephen Richards commented:

“I had written most of this record to be the next Taproot release years ago, following ‘The Episodes’, when some health and other issues arose, we decided to take a break that turned into a longer than anticipated hiatus. After my mother’s passing, I decided I needed to record these songs and share them with friends and fans that were interested in hearing what was next. I’ve spent the last six years doing as much as I could around my personal life to make it happen, and after all of the hard work, the other guys jumped behind me to support and we decided to get it out there and release what is the new Taproot record ‘SC\SSRS’.”

Bassist Phil Lipscomb added:

“Steve had all these great songs recorded that he’d originally written for the next Taproot record that he was planning to just release independently as part of his solo project, but we started talking, and I encouraged him that we should just do it as a Taproot record and pay it the respect that it deserves. And that’s exactly what we did.”

Taproot’s current lineup consists of Richards and Lipscomb as well as new guitarist Taylor Roberts. Original drummer Jarrod Montague will also join the band for select shows. All other shows will feature drummer Dave Coughlin.

Taproot Reveal Cover Art And Track Listing For “Best Of Besides” Compilation

Taproot have officially revealed the cover art and track listing for their “Best Of Besides” compilation. As previously reported, that record will feature songs from the band’s “Besides“ collection and it will be available as a CD on April 30 and as a deluxe 2xLP vinyl set on September 30.

“Best Of Besides” Track Listing:

01. “Justice Is Blindfolded” (independent release)
02. “Shine” (independent release)
03. “Smile” (shitty demo)
04. “Again & Again” (independent release)
05. “Remain” (pretty good demo)
06. “Contradiction” (less shitty demo)
07. “Poem 2 Self” (pretty good demo)
08. “Angel” (pretty good demo)
09. “When” (pretty good demo)
10. “Except I Love You” (pretty good demo)
11. “Calling” (pretty good demo)
12. “These Walls” (alternate studio take)
13. “It’s Natural” (alternate studio take)
14. “Wake Up” (alternate studio take)
15. “Wherever I Stand” (acoustic version)
16. “Kiss From The Sky” (pretty good demo)
17. “The Everlasting” (pretty good demo)
18. “Kevin Spacey” (shitty demo)

Taproot To Release “Best Of Besides” Compilation

Taproot are planning to release a new “Best Of Besides” compilation. The record, which features songs from the band’s “Besides“ collection, will be available as a CD on April 30 and as a deluxe 2xLP vinyl set on September 30.

The group commented:

“Something new at taprootmerch.com!

We promised you guys some really special merch drops, and we think this one delivers!! In appreciation to all of our fans and the years of support you’ve shown us, this one is something special just for you. For years, people have been asking how to get a copy of our limited-edition 8-disc demos and rarities collection ‘Besides‘ that we independently released (and basically sold out of) in 2017. Well, if you’re one of these people, this is for you:

“In 2017, as a gift (see what we did there) to our fans, Taproot self-released ‘BESIDES‘ – an ambitious limited edition, 8-disc box set, put together by Jarrod, featuring over 130 tracks – basically every single demo we had ever recorded, through various eras of the band. (Mostly in Steve‘s basement, or later on with Tim Patalan.)

We sold out of them pretty quickly, and since then, literally every single day people ask where they can get it. So we decided to pick our favorite tracks from each era (and add a few), remaster it, and present them in a single disc compilation, ‘The Best of Besides“. Someday soon the rest of the tracks (and more) will see the light of day in different configurations, but for now, this is what you get. 25 years of Taproot, from the very humble beginnings, through all the albums you (hopefully) know and love.

We hope you have as much fun listening to it as we did making it.”

That’s right, there is a brand new official TAPROOT release available now for pre-order at taprootmerch.com!! Available for pre-order on CD, double LP, and in various bundles! The first 100 CD orders, and first 25 vinyl orders (and all deluxe bundles) will come signed by the band!!

We aren’t announcing the tracklisting just yet (but don’t worry, you will love it), but for those of you that have BESIDES (or know whats on it) what tracks do you think will be (or should be) included??

Pre-order TAPROOT ‘The Best of Besides‘ now at taprootmerch.com!!!”

Taproot To Perform At 2023 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

Taproot will be making their live return during next year’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival. That event will take place in Alton, VA on September 7-10 and further artists will be announced at a later date. Stephen Richards commented:

“Which day? Not sure.. what time? Not sure lol.. but seems like @phillytr @jarrodmontague & @taylorrobertsguitar are on board @blueridgerockfest ! Ugghh, haven’t played guitar in years since writing #taproot #scissrs & surgery 😂 time to relearn and teach some new #shit 🤘🏻@followtaproot”

Taproot Launch GoFundMe Campaign For New Album

Taproot have launched a GoFundMe campaign for their new album. You can donate to that HERE.

Frontman Stephen Richards commented:

“Hey guys, this isn’t how I wanted to do it but.. With bills/Studio/Mastering/Production/Guest potentials/Promotion/Filing /Registrations and Finalizing approaching blah blah blah, I have to reach out for sum help I guess.

The worst part to keep in mind is that this is NOT for a purchase of the new record, just to help me wrap this project up as soon as possible (which sucks, I hate this). If I don’t meet this goal, I totally understand and will still continue on to try to figure this process out either way, so please just do what you can or want to.

I think you will love the new 11 tunes (or most of them anyways haha). It’s probably gonna sound like garbage lol, but has been a lot of fun doing everything myself so far and having you along with me on the ride. I appreciate all of your guys’ support for so many years, and I love staying in touch with you all on social media and sharing my progress through videos (and random “live” streams) and enjoy the positive emotions and stories you all share with me in return over the years.

There are way more important stories on this platform that need help as well, I’m just looking for some aid if ya can (insert stupid Steve joke here..), especially with Christmas around the corner.. In which I’ll likely be selling the record for more money by then hahaha”

Taproot’s Stephen Richards Working On New Music

It looks like Stephen Richards has been working on new music for Taproot and sciSSRs. The frontman shared some footage from the sessions on Instagram:

[via The PRP]

Taproot Stream Five More Tacks From Their Rarities Collection “Besides”

Taproot are now streaming “Day By Day,” “Smile” (demo version), “Strive,” the full version of “Blue-Sky Research,” and “Wake Up” off their upcoming 8-disc b-sides and rarities collection “Besides.“ You can check those out below and the previously released tracks “Contradiction,“ “Remain,” “Stay Away,” “Kevin Spacey,” and “Except I Love You” HERE.

[via The PRP]