Roommate was birthed as a solo project in New York City around the turn of the new millenniumÂ and, like any idea with a shred of merit, grew and evolved into something bigger and more ambitious. Â Now a 4-piece with a new hometown in Chicago, Roommate have returned after 4 years with their 4th full-length.
Roommate are hard to pin down. Â The brainchild of Kent Lambert, the group teeters on the thin line betweenÂ pop and avant-garde. Â Their 2008 album We Were EnchantedÂ leaned towards the latter, plodding throughÂ surreal lyrics and minimal electronic palpitations. Â The first single off the new album, however, swings the pendulum towards more pop-oriented melodies. Â Secret ClawÂ glides through gentle acoustic loops and reverberating pianos, a major departure from 7 years ago. Â Fans of Austin’s Royal Forest and early Built to Spill will love the stuffing out of this album.
15 years strong, Roommate is obviouslyÂ doing something right.
MAKE LIKE limited edition LP
Mastering and lacquer cutting by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Pressed to 160g black vinyl at Gotta Groove Records, Cleveland.
Includes digital pre-order of MAKE LIKE. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
Shipping out on or around 23 June 2015
Edition of 300
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive