In Bed With: The Roofer's Union
INTERVIEW by KATIE HEINS
ILLUSTRATIONS by PETER HOPKINS
On a snowy day in late February, NYC band, The Roofer’s Union invited us into their manager’s cozy East Village apartment. Ready for the theme in flannel pajamas and ponchos, Travis, Jake, Gustavo, and Josh hopped into a twin bed with mac & cheese and mimosas in hand. In a room covered in trinkets from every corner of New York that matched their quirky personalities, Roofer's gave us an inside look into their psychedelic music videos, strange rhyming combinations, and lyrical inspirations.
Travis, the lead singer, writes most of the music. He finds mystifying words in almost everything around him, sometimes with no intention of making sense. The music video for their song, Man Kills God, Man Creates Dinosaur, takes gaming to a whole new level with an underground arena for Mario Kart, while Melt’s music video is one that speaks for itself, as two of the subjects cover each other in spoiled food in Central Park. The band agreed that this song defined them with it’s refusal to be anything but ordinary.