Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 2:59 PM
Canadian brothers Benedikt and Tobias MacIsaac are Rooftop Runners. Currently living in Berlin their new EP We Are Here is a soft-spoken journey through dark pop with a dose of trip-hop.
The brothers' voices blend seamlessly, taking off the edge of The Cure inspired bass lines in Energize and She Devil. Lazy guitar figures out of the Pavement songbook collide with piano and keyboards flourishes. The MacIsaac's are well versed in creating adventurous textures. The songs creep up on the listener, tapping you gently on the shoulder. With just a hint of Marlene Dietrich cabaret shining through in Streets and channeling Bowie in his "Heroes" period during Bang Bang, they have made a musical snapshot of their adopted hometown.
We Are Here is a self-released EP. Buy it from the band's website. Release date: April 3rd.
- Bang Bang
- She Devil
(Energize by Rooftop Runners)
- 03/02 Liverpool, UK @ The Engine Room
Video: Rooftop Runners - Streets