Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever share black-and-white rodeo video for “Read My Mind”: Watch

Plus, the indie rock band announce more international tour dates

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Video Read My Mind Announce Tour, photo by Pooneh Ghana
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, photo by Pooneh Ghana

    Rodeos aren’t just a thing of the past. Not only are they still ridiculously popular, but they’re rooted in strong tradition — which may explain why some parts of the new Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever video are hard to watch.

    Today, the breezy indie rock act drops their “In the Capital” b/w “Read My Mind” 7-inch single on Sub Pop. To celebrate, they’ve released a music video for the B-side. In the clip, directed by Australian photographer Warwick Baker, close-up black-and-white film captures scenes of a rodeo in an interpretation of the song’s themes. It’s not all rope lassoes and bucking horses, either. “I hoped to observe and document the spectacle of the rodeo, focusing on the performers rather than the audience,” explained the director. “Being a vegetarian, I found the event confronting, but wanted to document the theater and ritual of the rodeo without glorifying or condemning it.”

    Watch the video below.

    This 7-inch comes after the band’s lauded debut album, Hope Downs, from last year. With that record, the band brought their low-key Australian sound to a wider audience.

    Now, the band will see their fanbase face-to-face. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever announced more tour dates for their upcoming international tour. The trek will see them stopping at several music festivals along the way, including  Boston CallingGovernors BallBonnaroo, and Mad Cool Festival. See the full list of dates below, and get tickets here.


    Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever 2019 Tour Dates:
    05/03 – Castlemaine, AU @ Theatre Royal
    05/04 – Melbourne, AU @ Croxton
    05/10 – Sydney, AU @ Manning Bar
    05/26 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Music Festival
    05/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
    05/29 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
    05/31 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
    05/31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
    06/02 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
    06/04 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
    06/06 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
    06/07 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
    06/08 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
    06/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
    06/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Lodge Room
    06/13 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
    07/03 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
    07/05 – Ewijk, NL @ Down the Rabbit Hole Festival
    07/07 – Paris, FR @ Le Point Ephémère
    07/09 – Liverpool, UK @ Invisible Wind Factory
    07/11 – Dublin, IE @ The Iveagh Gardens
    07/12 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
    07/13 – Lisbon, PT @ NOS Alive
    07/15 – Glasgow, UK @ St. Luke’s
    07/16 – Sheffield, UK @ The Leadmill
    07/18 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
    07/19 – Bedford, UK @ Esquires
    07/21 – Suffolk, UK @ Latitude Festival
    07/22 – Birmingham, UK @ Mama Roux’s
    07/23 — Reading, UK @ Sub89
    07/25  Nyon, CH @ Paleo Nyon Festival
    07/27 – Thirsk, UK @ Deer Shed Festival

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