Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Endless Rooms (Loser Edition Yellow Vinyl)
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever return in 2022 with Endless Rooms, the
Melbourne quintet's third album proper. Described by the band – comprised
of Fran Keaney, Joe White, Marcel Tussie and brothers Tom Russo and Joe
Russo – as them “Doing what we do best: chasing down songs in a room
together”, Endless Rooms stands as a testament to the collaborative spirit
and live power of RBCF.
While initial ideas were traded online during long spells spent separated by
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 2hrs
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. The house also features on the album cover. For the first time,
the band self-produced the record (alongside engineer, collaborator and old
friend, Matt Duffy), creating their most naturalistic and expansive document
yet. 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,” say 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.
1. Pearl Like You
2. Tidal River
3. The Way It Shatters
4. Caught Low
5. My Echo
6. Dive Deep
7. Open Up Your Window
8. Blue Eye Lake
9. Saw You At The Eastern Beach
10. Vanishing Dots
11. Endless Rooms
12. Bounce Off The Bottom