Saturday, December 31, 2011

A recap of 2011:

-Releasing “Fossils” on the Burning Building Recordings compilation
-Recording and releasing “Some Unrecorded Beam” EP
-Adding a new guitarist, Wesley Williams, to our lineup!
-Touring down the west coast with Cat From Hue
-Playing some big shows
-Recording “Live at Jooniors” studio sessions
-Writing lots of new material for our upcoming full-length!

Thank you to everyone who came to our shows and who helped make all of this happen. We are so grateful for your continued support and look forward to all the exciting things to come in 2012! It’s going to be a big year. Help us start it right by coming out and celebrating our first show of the New Year on January 5th at Neumos!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Some Unrecorded Beam launches June 14th!

We could not be more excited to announce the release our new EP “Some Unrecorded Beam” on June 14th at Chop Suey! We have been working hard the past few months crafting and recording new songs with our friend Wesley Williams who has now joined forces with us as our second guitarist. We are overjoyed with the results as the four of us experiment and develop a more expansive and atmospheric sound. We hope you all can come celebrate with us in Seattle, this new release and milestone for us as a band!


Be sure to come and support our friends Cat from Hue as well as they release a brand new 3 song EP! Celebrate this dual EP release with us! It is going to be an incredible evening of top-notch local music.

For more information and tickets go to this link:

Monday, February 21, 2011

Some shows and some news (new EP, t-shirts)

Greetings all! 

First thing's first - thanks to everyone who came out to the Vera Project on Friday! We had a great time playing, and an even greater time watching our friends The Warm HardiesThe Cat from Hue, andLand of Pines totally kill it.  

On a different note, here's a couple of cool things we have coming up in the near future: 

- This weekend, we will officially enter the studio with our friend/sonic mastermind Wesley Williams to begin recording our sophomore EP. It will feature 5 previously unrecorded songs. We will be posting updates/pictures/videos about the recording process frequently, so stay tuned! 

- We will have T-shirts (most likely) by the next time you see us! The designs are finished, and we are very proud of them. - We will be playing in Gig Harbor on March 4th with the one and only COLONIES! It's their first show in a long time and they are honestly one of my favorite live bands in the NW. Not to mention, it's for our close friend Kyle Peterson's senior project. Don't miss it. Check the event page here: 

- Lately, we've been talking about the Burning Building Recordings compilation that we're on... And we will have a chance to share it with you really soon! We're playing a CD release show for the compilation with The Oregon DonorThe Courage, and Candysound on April 1st at the Q Cafe. Everyone who shows up gets a free copy of the compilation! Check out some info here: 
And the event page for the show:

- On April 15th, we will be opening for none other than HEY MARSEILLES! It will be all-ages and in Seattle. It's the only show that they will have played in a really long time. You're not gonna want to miss it. Stay tuned for info about getting tickets (they'll probably go fast). The Warm Hardies and The Violins (formerly known as Caulfield and His Magical Violin) will also be performing.

Us on Roofs

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

10 Reasons to come to the Vera Project on Friday, February 18th

1. This is the first time we've played a real show at Vera (the other time we played there, it was a benefit show that we opened at... and there was no one in the audience for us; the other bands didn't even watch our set).

2. Land of Pines has been making tons of waves in Seattle lately. They've been getting write-ups left and right; twice in Sound on the Sound and once in Seattle Show Gal, among others.

3. Matt Batey's and Tamara Power-Drutis' vocal harmonies.

4. The Cat From Hue has new material that blows doors down. Getting to hear it at the Vera Project will be a treat.

5. We will be playing 3 brand new songs! This will be the first chance to preview them before we release them on the EP we will start recording later this month.

6. Conservative Dad hasn’t played a show since September of 2009 – I certainly miss them, and if you ever saw them, you probably do too. The Warm Hardies will help ease the pain of our longing.

7. It’s your last chance to see Land of Pines before they bring down the house at EMP|SFM’s Sound Off! 2011.

8. Sound on the Sound (local music blog) will be there to review the show!

9. Land of Pines will be performing for the first time ever with Jarred Katz on drums – the man is practically a legend.

And most of all, number ten…
10. Matt Batey’s beard.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Burning Building Recordings: We Love This Comp

I'm sure a lot of you have heard of the local record label Burning Building Recordings. They've been responsible for releasing many great local (and not-so-local) records in the past few years, including The Oregon Donor's "A Pageant's End," and the now legendary "We Sing the Body Electric!" by The Lonely Forest (the album that caught the attention of thousands of people across the nation, including, but not limited to the one and only Chris Walla).

Needless to say, we've been big fans of BBR for a while now - we love the bands they sign and we love the records they put out. So we are brimming with pride at this announcement:

Burning Buildings Recordings is releasing a compilation album called "We Love This Comp" that features one of our songs! 

Recently we recorded our song "Fossils" with Wesley Williams of The Cat from Hue. We spent an entire day in my living room and we couldn't be more happy with the product. Wesley is a sonic mastermind. We are very happy to have this song represent us on such an awesome compilation.

Curious about where to get a copy? Easy -- you can get one for free if you come to either of the following two shows, celebrating the release of the compilation:

The Sunset | Thursday, March 31st | 21+
Featuring:, Post Harbor, Exohxo, Daniel G. Harmann and the Trouble Starts, Eighteen Individual Eyes, and Yarn Owl

The Q Cafe | Friday, April 1st | ALL AGES
Featuring: The Courage, Us on Roofs, The Oregon Donor, Candysound, and Kids and Animals

Yeah, that's right, The Oregon Donor. Did I mention they recorded a new song for the compilation?

Visit this link for full details:

Mikey and Us on Roofs

Thursday, January 27, 2011


We're really excited to announce this show!

On Friday, February 18th, Us on Roofs will be playing at the Vera Project with some of the finest bands in Washington state. These bands include:

LAND OF PINES. Listen to them. They are honestly one of my favorite bands to see live these days. They are so passionate and their songs are so catchy, yet complex and well-structured. They're unbelievable. Do not miss this opportunity to see them live.

THE WARM HARDIES. If you miss getting to see Conservative Dad all the time, this should whet your appetite. The Warm Hardies is Matt Batey (of Con Dad) and Tamara Power-Drutis (along with Eric Anderson of Cataldo and Sean Lane, also of Con Dad). You will have an overwhelming positive emotional response to their live show, no matter who you are.

THE CAT FROM HUE. We've had the fortune of getting to play a lot of shows with these guys (not to mention the pleasure of having their guitar player, Wesley Williams, record our new song, "Fossils," for us!), and they just get better and better every time we see them.

Some more details about the show can be found here:

I sincerely hope to see a bunch of your beautiful faces at this show, if nothing else, so you can see the three marvelous bands we're playing with. I feel really lucky to share this bill with some of the most talented people I know.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New manager and plans for the future!


Lately we've been discussing a million things we want to do in the future. These discussions always foster a lot of excitement and passion, because we can't wait for all of the things that are coming. Here's a little recap of the best parts of our most recent meeting.

1. We have a new manager named Brianna Lantz. Brianna has been a friend of ours for a while now, and we are stoked to be working with her. We have a lot of trust and respect for her, and we know she will be able to help us do things that we can't do alone.

2. We have two really big shows to announce in the future! One in February and then one in April. Stay tuned -- you will not want to miss either of these.

3. We are undergoing some preliminary planning for creating Us on Roofs T-shirts on sale at concerts.

4. We recently recorded a new song, "Fossils," which we've been playing at all our concerts. We have some exciting news about the release of this song, so, once again, stay tuned.

5. We have THREE new songs! And we are really stoked about each of them. That means we have 5 songs that we're ready to record... hint hint. We're starting to talk about recording another EP. Possibly a summer release? We'll see.

As always, thank you to everyone who has been supporting us for the last year. Without you guys, we would not be nearly as passionate about our shows and songs and the like. And thank you to everyone who has just recently started listening to us after seeing a recent show like our Neumo's or EMP Sky Church shows.

Mikey and Us on Roofs

Friday, January 7, 2011


Hey all! 

We recently wrapped up our first year as a band, and we couldn't thank all of you enough for 

supporting us and helping shape some fantastic memories. While we're not fully at liberty to say 

what we've been up to, we can say that we have recorded recently and cool things are in the 

works! Keep your ears open and per usual, be well, and travel safe.


Us on Roofs