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Jun 15, 2018

Melbourne, Australia five-piece Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever released their debut album, Hope Downs, today via Sub Pop. Now you can stream the whole album below. The album was our Album of the Week and you can also read our review of it. More

Jun 15, 2018

After last year's excellent EP The French Press, young Melbournians Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have amassed quite the deal of hype. And justifiably so, the title track in particular went down as of the best tracks of 2017, excelling a considerable amount of excitement towards their first full length, when it comes. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Wild Nothing, Suede, Anna Calvi, Matty, John Coltrane, and More

Plus Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Tomberlin, Interpol, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 08, 2018

This was a strong week for new tracks, so much so that we almost expanded this week's Songs of the Week list to a Top 13. Instead we decided to include three honorable mentions. The full list includes two legendary artists who we will soon be getting previously unreleased posthumous albums from. More

Jun 05, 2018

Melbourne, Australia five-piece Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are releasing their debut albumHope Downs, on June 15 via Sub Pop. Now they have shared another song from the album, album closer "The Hammer." More

Soundtracking the Resistance - Divide and Rule

Welfare, Trade Wars, and Potential Real Wars (Plus NOFX, Bon Iver, BROCKHAMPTON, and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever)

Jun 01, 2018

This week we look at a study assessing what drives hostility to social welfare programs, plus Trump has trade wars and real wars to consider, Justin Vernon teases intriguingly titled music and NOFX disgrace themselves. More

15 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Neko Case, Mitski, Gruff Rhys, Tunng, Bernice, and More

Plus Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Ryley Walker, Arctic Monkeys, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks' Other Notable New Tracks

May 18, 2018

We skipped Songs of the Week last week for various reasons, but now we're back with two week's worth of songs. For that reason, this week it's a Top 15, instead of our usual Top 10. More

May 15, 2018

Melbourne, Australia five-piece Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are releasing their debut album, Hope Downs, on June 15 via Sub Pop. Now they have shared a lyric video for another song from the album, "An Air Conditioned Man."  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Kamasi Washington, LUMP, Florence + the Machine, Gruff Rhys, and More

Plus Neko Case, Stuart A. Staples, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Jenny Hval, Janelle Monáe, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable Tracks

Apr 13, 2018

The top songs in this week's Songs of the Week list were readily apparent, it was just a case of working out the order, with the Top 5 switching order several times before being finalized. Many of this week's new songs are initial singles from albums or EPs also announced this week. More

Apr 10, 2018

Melbourne, Australia five-piece Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have announced their debut album, Hope Downs, and shared a video for a new song, "Talking Straight." Hope Downs is due out June 15 via Sub Pop.  More



Reviews

Hope Downs

Hope Downs

Sub Pop

Jun 15, 2018

Somehow, despite the overly complicated name, Melbourne five-piece Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have been building a substantial amount of hype since their 2016 Talk Tight EP. More

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, The Great Scott, Boston MA, May 11, 2018

May 25, 2018

When musicians sit on the cusp of breaking out, there's a sweet spot lasting only a moment. The collected songs are strong enough to draw larger audiences, and each performance is an electrifying experience, but the world has yet to catch up. More