The Routine is a genre-defying five-piece whose sound infuses soul, rock, electric blues, funk, and more. Though their name may be “the routine,” the act is anything but, focusing on musicality and innovation in the face of many of the overproduced tunes of today. Born and based out of San Diego, The Routine has been focused on recording in recent months after acquiring used gear and converting their rehearsal space (affectionately dubbed “The Shrine”) into a fully functioning recording studio. The tracks they’ve been recording are imbued with a unique and raw tone, which they’ve nicknamed the “Shrine Sound,” and since early 2017, The Routine has been focused on recording a full-length album, Standard American Diet, which is due out soon.
Today, the group has released a brand-new self-produced single called “Rowdy,” which shows the group exploring their collective funk sensibilities. The track was engineered by the band’s guitarist, Russell Ramo, and shows The Routine at their finest. With the impassioned and gritty vocals laid down by vocalist Bryan Barbarin front and center, “Rowdy” is a smooth, feel-good number featuring tight musicianship across the board. As singer Bryan Barbarin explains, “’Rowdy’ is an anthem, a funk and soul gumbo sure to get your head bobbing and your feet stomping.”
Live For Live Music is proud to premiere the latest from The Routine. Take a listen to “Rowdy” off the band’s upcoming album, Standard American Diet, below, and get more information about the band plus their upcoming tour dates on the group’s website here.