By blending hues with psychedelic Rhythm & Blues, The Roof possesses a tonal duality reminiscent of the Classic Rock Era, merged with soundscapes that reflect the sign of the times. Influenced by fluidity, and wary of pinning their music to any specific genre, their inspirations include the likes of Crosby Stills Nash and Young, The Allman Brothers Band, Cage The Elephant, Led Zeppelin, The Lumineers, Grateful Dead, Mt. Joy, Tyler Childers, and the Black Keys.
The four-piece met in the Fall of 2015 during their first semester at Penn State University. In a local dive bar that has since been torn down, they were humbled by their first taste of performance at open mic night, but encouraged enough to keep coming back. The urge to return to the stage made its way through time and space, in grimy basements and makeshift mountain stages across the state, as they neglected many projects and assignments to keep their Rock n’ Roll hunger fed during their educational endeavors. The band has toured the East coast DIY style multiple times after graduation (one being cut short due to Covid) and has had the opportunity to open for national acts like New Politics, The Brook And The Bluff, Snail Mail, Sam Burchfield, Waka Flocka Flame, The Clarks, Rookie, and more.
On Halloween in 2018, they released their first EP Tangled Lives, which was self-recorded and produced within the reigns of their two bedroom college apartment. The band would stay true to their self-sufficient nature through the years, as their releases “Highway,” “We Sure Did,” and “Blending of The Hues” were all engineered and produced in house, but were mixed and mastered by their friend and peer Nicholas Stahlman. Currently, they are working on their first LP with producer Rich Stine, who has collaborated with notable acts such as The Head And The Heart, Joshua James, and The Bones of J.R. Jones.
The band released their first single from this album, “Shangri-La,” on September 2, 2022. It's achieved over 120,000 streams and was featured on the December 2022 YouTube playlist “Indie/Rock/Alternative” by Alexrainbird music who has over one million subscribers.