|located in||Bellingham, Washington, United States|
Rooftops was a math rock/post-rock hybrid band from Bellingham, Washington, U.S.A. Although — as far as I know — they only released one proper album (most sources only list this album) and a split, they are fairly well-known for their expertly beautiful combination of elements of math rock, post-rock, and even hints of midwest emo.
Rooftops hailed from Bellingham, Washington, a medium-sized city in between the metro areas of Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. They signed to Clickpop Records, also based in Bellingham, in . This was after releasing their split with noumenon, which presumably was self-released (not on any label). In , Clickpop Records released their debut LP, “A Forest of Polarity”, an album whose song titles are all anagrams of one another. , Topshelf Records (re-)issued the LP, which is why some sources erroneously list its release year as.
Two of the members of Rooftops (Drew Fitchette & Wendelin Wohlgemuth) would go on to form Detlef, another band also in the math rock style.
A series of photos taken at a Rooftops show onat The Rogue Hero (now defunct),
due to Paul Turpin, can be found here:
notes on the distributions
noumenon’s bandcamp used to have an additional compilation release listed, although it can no longer be found. Back when it existed, I downloaded it — unfortunately, the same problem occured here that occured with The Brave Little Abacus. At the time, I downloaded in CBR 320kb/s MP3, so that’s all I have here. The compilation included all 4 tracks from the noumenon/Rooftops split, so they are included here.
|title||[split] noumenon / Rooftops||A Forest of Polarity|