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"Feature: Drown E.P. Review"


To The Republic presents a vivid sound instilled with enchanting vocals, colorful guitar work, and expressive arrangements. Intricate yet subtle instrumental phrasing and progressions combined with reflective lyrics create a luring sonic environment for the listener, all without relying on genre-specific clichés or overt hooks.
There are many feel-good moments, suggesting a strong desire for listener involvement rather than merely accepting passive observation.  The overall presentation is a tasteful, insightful and honest combination of singer-songwriter warmth and indie rock sensibility that results in a versatile, valuable listening experience.  This band, without a doubt, is appealing to a diverse range of audiences and personalities.
The group started recording Drown EP in March with Jesse Clark of Evenform Studios. After multiple recommendations of Clark’s “immense talent,” the group was sure that this was the route for them. With a completed EP, they are happy to report that this particular way of choice has put them in a good position.
“Working with Jesse was great,” Nate Marriner said.  ”We came in with our own gear and our own equipment, and we didn’t incorporate the typical processed sound.”
The band seeks influence in Radiohead and Sly & The Family Stone, both of which the band respects for their originality and appeal.
“This release is a full-band effort,” Marriner said.  ”It’s a great reflection of where we are as musicians, which we are all really excited about.”
After their CD release party at Deep South on Friday, Nov. 20, they have one initiative: To regroup.
“October and November have just been crazy months,” Marriner said.  ”Especially after what happened on the 15th of October.”
On this fateful date, the band’s storage area was broken into, resulting in the loss of… well… pretty much everything – from their equipment down to their merchandise.
So while keeping busy getting insurance claims and recovering their property, they have also worked hard to promoting their newest release.
Check them out tonight at Deep South, with special guests Sleep Control and The Wailin Canes. Doors open at 8 p.m. and show starts at 9:30 p.m.
- Z Spotlight


Discography

-The August E.P- 2007
Always Welcome
1000 Reasons
Comes and Goes
Slingshot

-Drown E.P.- 2009
Dark Corners
Drown
Whipping Boy
Look Around
Circle In The Soil

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North Carolina Rock and Roll- that is To The Republic. The music is colored with a wide range of influences from 70's proto-punk to alternative country. With songs that are filled with fiery emotional punch, urgent melodies, the grit of rock and roll, and impassioned lyrics, the listner will always find themselves wanting more. It could easily be said that, “To The Republic” is one of the most intriguing bands that you have never heard of.

In 2006 singer/songwriter/guitarist, Nate Marriner, decided to hit the North Carolina music scene as a solo act. Unexpectedly, he acquired several band members and began a musical project. Over the next year, Nate experimented with several musical genres, experienced several lineup changes, and emerged from it with the one of the best rhythm sections in the ever-growing North Carolina music scene. With drummer Eddie Lucas and bassist Houston Causby, the three set out to create an original sound, honoring the footsteps of their influences; Cash, The Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Stavesacre, and 90's Alternative Rock/Hardcore. “To The Republic” was born.

Several months later, the search for a fourth member ended when the band discovered Pennsylvania native, Andrew Davis. Andrew’s musical abilities on guitar, vocals, and various other instruments amplify the already dynamic sound of “To The Republic.”

After the release of their four-song debut, “The August E.P.,” their music received instant praise from the local music scene.

When asked about his experience working with, “To The Republic” on their recording, engineer Travis Leonard from Carrboro’s “The Kitchen” mastering studio said,

“Its easy to work with good music.”

With their second musical release, “Drown E.P.,” To The Republic has crafted a musical statement that declares they are here to stay.

On the stage, “To The Republic’s” unique sound and full-throttle live shows continue to draw new listeners that become instant fans.