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The Roofer's Union

The Roofer's Union hit Pianos 08.10

Tomorrow (August 10th), Brooklyn band The Roofer’s Union will be hitting the stage at Pianos. The band’s most recent track came out this past April; “Closer” is a fun number blending many different genres over a consistent alt-rock vibe. The track begins with a busy, groovy drum pattern, reminiscent of Lewis Del Mar’s beginning beat on “Painting (Masterpiece)” and develops through an inventive arrangement that exploits the rapid dynamics of the musical style known as "Staccato." Unpredictability is given priority in pretty much every part, drums excluded (unpredictable drums seldom work, anyway) - and The Deli will always dig that. Come check out the band's performance at 10 PM at Pianos. – Pearse Devlin


The Roofer's Union to play Knitting Factory on 9.14

There's a certain light-heartedness to the experimental music of Brooklyn based indie-rockers The Roofer's Union whose debut full-length album, 'By Degrees,' was released just last year. On the record, the group blends elements of psych-rock, surf rock, and, occasionally, hip-hop ("Godzilla Does Dallas") into 40 minutes of infectious indie rock that's rife with sparkling synths, bright guitars, and eccentric lyrics. Their willingness to experiment with a variety of genre and instrumental combinations results in a unique sound and a solid debut that really sets them apart. "Man Kills God, Man Creates Dinosaur (streaming below)" is one of the stand-out tracks from the album, complete with catchy vocal and guitar melodies, synth hooks that fit just right, and a beat that'll have you tapping your foot the whole way through. You can catch The Roofer's Union on September 14 when they'll be playing at Knitting Factory. Don't miss out! - Patrick Wolff


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