Noise rockers Roomrunner, they of the eardrum-wrecking wall of gnashing guitars and pummeling rhythm section, is calling it a day, according to a Facebook post on the band's page.
The band's last show will be at the Ottobar for U+N Fest 4, running Oct. 2 and 3. There will be a final album released on Accidental Guest Recordings some time in 2016.
Initially a side project of Denny Bowen, with songs written before the dissolution of Double Dagger, Roomrunner eventually grew to be a four-piece—the current lineup includes Bret Lanahan, Jeff Byers, and Dan Frome. The band released three EPs and one LP during its nearly five-year run. Read our 2014 conversation about the DIY scene with Roomrunner and Dope Body here. The full Facebook post is below:
Happy/sad to announce that we will be playing our Last Show as part of U+NFest 4 in October at the Ottobar in Baltimore, thanks to Dana for having us as a part of it.
There will be a final LP coming out via our good buddy Sean over at Accidental Guest Records that will come out sometime in 2016. It’s recorded by Nick Skrobisz of Multicult, a fine gentleman from a fine band.
We may play together again in the future, but it won’t be for a very long time, so it’s safe to say that this will be our last show, as well as our first time playing in Baltimore, or live in general, in a year. Hope to see some friends there.
Thanks to anyone who ever supported us and came to see us and apologies to anyone who supported us, accidentally came to see us, anyone whose equipment we broke, and anyone who ever received a powerful sweaty bear hug from Bret during one of our shows.
Goodbye motherfuckers. See you in Disneyland.