Hey friends! We are thrilled to announce that we'll be releasing A Forest of Polarity, the debut album from Bellingham, Washington's Rooftops on vinyl. Pre-orders for the album will go up April 1st (heh, no joke) with copies hitting store shelves around the globe on May 18th.
Rooftops take its brand of intricate math pop and layer it generously with acoustic guitars, horns, strings and percussion. The resulting arrangements create an impressive sound uniting math rock and post rock into something bold, new and exciting. The band adds vocals to the mix only sparingly but at brilliantly timed intervals for maximum effect. It is the bold, unbridled enthusiasm of math rock harnessed only by the restraints and subtle nuances of post rock. A Forest of Polarity is the sound of two becoming one. Can you hear it?
The band is streaming songs from A Forest of Polarity on its Myspace page. Additionally, you can download an mp3 for the song "Raft Easily" here.
Beginning next Friday, Rooftops will embark on a month-long trek across the US with good friends The Americas. Check the dates below:
MAR 12 - Bellingham, WA @ Plan B. w/ Dog Shredder
MAR 13 - Seattle, WA @ Ali Masterson's House w/ Throne of Bone, Dog Shredder
MAR 14 - Olympia, WA @ Le Voyeur w/ Chung Antique
MAR 15 - Missoula, MT @ TBA
MAR 16 - Billings, MT @ TBA
MAR 17 - Sioux Falls, ID @ TBA
MAR 18 - Minneapolis, MN @ Star Bar w/ Fountain Heads
MAR 19 - LaCrosse, WI @ JB's Speakeasy w/ This Maching, Idle Ecstatic
MAR 20 - Chicago, IL @ Treasure Town (House) w/ Bad Words, Suffix, Socially Retarded, The Midwestern
MAR 21 - Chicago, IL @ Ronny's (Logan Square)
MAR 22 - Detroit, MI @ TBA
MAR 23 - Detroit, MI @ The Berkley Front w/ The Summer Pledge, Devilfish
MAR 24 - Cleveland, OH @ The Happy Dog
MAR 25 - New York, NY @ The Delancey w/ Ghastly City Sleep
MAR 26 - New York, NY @ Goodbye Blue Monday w/ Anna Weng, Madame Beak, The Suite Unraveling
MAR 27 - Amherst, MA @ Dad City w/ Yak Snot, Sleep Bellum Sonno TOPSHELF PRESENTS...
MAR 28 - Boston, MA @ PA's
MAR 29 - Philadelphia or Pittsburgh or Lancaster, PA @ TBA
MAR 30 - Bloomington, IN or Columbus, OH @ TBA
MAR 31 - Omaha, NE @ O'leavers
APR 02 - Napa, CA @ Slack Ranch w/ Goodriddler
APR 03 - Berkeley, CA @ Cloyne Co-Op w/ Goodriddler
APR 04 - Santa Rosa, CA @ North Bay Film and Art Collective w/ Goodriddler
APR 05 - Chico, CA @ Cafe Coda w/ Goodriddler, Surrogate
APR 06 - Redding, CA @ Downtown Eatery w/ Goodriddler
APR 07 - Seattle, WA @ TBA
APR 08 - Bellingham, WA @ TBA
APR 09 - Seattle, WA @ TBA
APR 10 - Wilkingsburg, PA @ The Mr. Roboto Project w/ In The Hollows
APR 11 - Portland, OR @ Rotture w/ Strange Holiday (ex-Tristeza), Secret Codes, Goodriddler
My Heart To Joy Sale on The Web Store:
For a limited time only we are having a sale over at our web store on My Heart To Joy's Seasons In Verse in both CD and LP formats for $6. Dude. That's mega cheap. $6 and only until March 16th so act fast. We also have three versions of the LP available so you can pick up the version that you don't have yet.
Topshelf Records Presents...:
We're putting on a few shows in the area soon. Come out!
03.09.10 @ Dad City - LOOK MEXICO, MY HEART TO JOY, MOUNTAIN INTERVAL, WHIRL
03.27.10 @ Dad City - ROOFTOPS, THE AMERICAS, SLEEP BELLUM SONNO, YAK SNOT, TBA
We will have prints of each flyer at the shows and if any are left they will be up on our store.
In the last bit of news (thanks for reading this far!), we created a message board where all of you, us, our bands, other bands, other labels, some cool people, a few annoying people, but, like, mostly people instead of robots, can post interesting stuff and anything that they want. Dig it.