Botta is an independent "alterlatin" band based on the Washington DC area. It's style is a combination of the band's musical interests and it ranges from alternative grunge and emo to pop and heavy rock. Given the hispanic background of most of the musicians in the band, Botta's songs are mostly written in spanish but have a few pieces in English.
The name Botta comes from Daniel Gomez (lead singer) mother's maiden name. In italian it means "smack" or "hit", with a single "t" in spanish it means "boot"2 but it was picked mostly to celebrate what Daniel calls his "unstable yet artistic side of the family".
All players in the band (Seth Elias, Carlos Romero, Santi Torres, Daniel Gomez and Tim Maccabe) have been in the area's underground scene for years and conform in a way an All Star of what used to be the underground Latin Rock scene of the late 90's.