In the far northwest corner of Washington State is the bay side city of Bellingham, the home of Rooftops. With Drew Fitchette, Mark Detrick, and Jonathan McIntyre on guitars and Wendelin Wohlgemuth on Drums, Rooftops craft intricate, mathy pop rock with reticular instrumentation and sparse vocals.
Formed in the early summer of 2007, Drew, Mark and Wendelin set out with the unifying goal of writing music that they enjoyed playing, as well as listening to. As the band continued to hone their sound, they eventually found their missing piece in long time friend Jonathan McIntyre in the summer of 2008. With the addition of Jonathan, the band added a third guitar and awoke three accompanying voices, cementing their evolution from instrumental movement to song.
No strangers to the NW underground music scene, the members of Rooftops spent their formative years playing in regionally influential bands such as In Praise of Folly, Lands Farther East, Snow Cuts Glass, and Treasures.
Their debut full length album, A Forest of Polarity, expands on the band's already impressive sound by adding layers of acoustic guitars, horns, strings and percussion. The resulting arrangement creating an impressive sound that synergizes post rock and math rock into something new.
“...[B]eautifully intricate harmonies and gripping melodies ... irresistibly catchy riffs and angelic, although infrequent, vocals. This album is definitely one not to miss.”
“the most intricately beautiful math pop album I have ever heard.”
-What's Up Magazine