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Presented by Foggy Notions

In association with Aiken Promotions

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever & Stella Donnelly

Vicar Street

June 8, 2022

8 p.m.

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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever & Stella Donnelly

Rescheduled from 29th September 2021 to 08th June 2022. Special Guest Stella Donnelly.

After years spent looking out at landscapes and loved ones and an increasingly unstable world, Rolling Australia's Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are thrilled to announce their new album, Endless Rooms, out May 6th on Sub Pop. Additionally, they are sharing the album's first taste, 'The Way It Shatters', alongside an accompanying video. The band – comprised of Fran Keaney, Joe White, Marcel Tussie and brothers Tom and Joe Russo - return following 2020's Sideways To New Italy with their most naturalistic and expansive album yet, a testament to the collaborative spirit and live power of Rolling Blackouts C.F. In their own words, Endless Rooms is the band "doing what we do best: chasing down songs in a room together."
Lead single 'The Way It Shatters' started simply as a home recorded MIDI-jam before expanding into the blistering earworm it is now. It heavily features synth, an instrument rarely seen on previous releases from Rolling Blackouts C.F. The band further elaborates: "It's about how ending up in your particular situation in life is the result of absolute randomness. If you happen to be born into wealthy Australia or happen to be born into a war zone in Syria. That's just the way it shatters. So it's when this good luck is mistaken for a sense of pride in one's self or their country they become confused and deluded about what's important. It's when those on the other side of the luck scale are completely othered and considered not worthy." In the accompanying video, directed by frequent collaborator Nick Mckk, Joe White plays a man who wakes up on the shore and stumbles into a birthday party, attended by the rest of the band members.
While initial ideas for Endless Rooms were traded online during long spells spent separated by Australia's strict lockdowns, the album was truly born during small windows of freedom in which the band would decamp to a mud-brick house in the bush around two hours north of Melbourne built by the extended Russo family in the 1970s. There, its 12 tracks took shape, informed to such an extent by the acoustics and ambience of the rambling lakeside house that they decided to record the album there (and put the house on the album cover). For the first time, the band self-produced the record (alongside engineer, collaborator and old friend, Matt Duffy). The result is a collection of songs permeated by the spirit of the place; punctuated by field recordings of rain, fire, birds, and wind. "It's almost an anti-concept album," says the band. "The Endless Rooms of the title reflects our love of creating worlds in our songs. We treat each of them as a bare room to be built up with infinite possibilities."

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