No stranger to Australian shores, New York’s Jeff Rosenstock will return to Australia in March to promote his recent solo album ‘We Cool?‘.
Having toured with his band Bomb The Music Industry in 2012 & 2013, before returning the following year to produce The Smith Street Band’s third album ‘Throw Me In The River‘, this will be Jeff’s 4th trip to Australia.
Released in March of 2015, his second solo album, and first on the SideOneDummy label, ‘We Cool?‘ was universally met with rave reviews. Mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley (Tony Molina, Joyce Manor, Deafheaven), ‘We Cool?‘ embodies the same attitude of his days in the recently laid to rest collective Bomb The Music Industry all the while crafting his own twisted version of an indie-pop/punk hit.
The album saw a relentless touring schedule ensue, including shows with Alkaline Trio, Modern Baseball and PUP. Riding the momentum and playing songs off the album for the first time in Australia, Rosenstock will be backed by Bruce Lee Band drummer Kevin Higuchi and former Bomb The Music Industry bassist John DeDomenici.
If that wasn’t enough, making the most of his time down-under, Rosenstock will use the tour as an opportunity to present his side project of sorts in Antarctigo Vespucci; his collaboration with Chris Farren (Fake Problems). Formed in early 2014 as a one off recording project when Farren was visiting Brooklyn, the power-pop band have since released two EPs and an album. This will be Farren’s second trip to Australia, having played in support of The Gaslight Anthem in 2015. A career defining tour, between stolen moments of sound checks, lobby calls and flights across the country, he miraculously managed to write and record his EP ‘Where U Are‘.
Already stirring excitement in Melbourne’s underground music scene, new indie-punk trio Camp Cope will also join the tour. The band recently announced their forthcoming debut record is on the way late April. Born in a backyard in Melbourne over home job tattoos, the 3-piece featuring Georgia Maq, Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich and Sarah Thompson, came together to add body and beat to Maq’s solo songs. Recorded and mixed at Holes And Corners Studio by Sam Johnson (The Smith Street Band, The Bennies), you can expect a good showing of this self-titled debut on these tour dates ahead of its release via Poison City Records.
See dates and venues where you can catch the action below.
JACKKNIFE MUSIC, POISON CITY RECORDS and BOMBSHELLZINE PRESENT
With guests ANTARCTIGO VESPUCCI and CAMP COPE
2nd – Club 54, Launceston [18+]
3rd – Enigma Bar, Adelaide [18+]
4th – The Reverence Hotel, Footscray [18+]
5th – The Wonky Donkey, Forrest [18+]
6th – Sydney Road Community School Car Park, Melbourne [AA]
8th – RAD, Wollongong [18+]
9th – The Factory Floor, Marrickville [18+]
10th – Black Wire Records, Annandale [AA]
11th – Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle [18+]
12th – Crowbar, Brisbane [18+]
13th – Foundry Records, Brisbane [AA]
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