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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever announce debut album, Hope Downs, share “Talking Straight” video: Watch

Sub Pop-signed rockers set to play Coachella and Primavera Sound

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
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    Thanks to a pair of well-received EPs, rising indie rockers Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have earned slots on the bills of premier festivals like the iconic Coachella and Barcelona’s Primavera Sound. Now, the Melbourne natives are looking to further establish themselves with their debut album. It’s dubbed Hope Downs and expected to hit stores June 15th via beloved indie label Sub Pop Records.

    Acclaimed single “Mainland” appears on the 10-track effort, as does today’s newly unveiled “Talking Straight”. An exuberant, charging energy drives the song home, as do its twisting guitars. The single was recorded in a house in the middle of the Northern NSW bush of Australia and touches on human loneliness, according to a statement from singer/guitarist Joe White. “The concept came about when I heard someone talking about the possibility of us, humans, being alone in the universe, and how sad that would be,” White explained. “The idea in this song is that we might be lonely, but we could be lonely together.”

    Check it below its disco ball-filled music video, helmed by director Matt Sav.

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    Hope Downs Artwork:

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    Hope Downs Tracklist:
    01. An Air Conditioned Man
    02. Talking Straight
    03. Mainland
    04. Time In Common
    05. Sister’s Jeans
    06. Bellarine
    07. Cappuccino City
    08. Exclusive Grave
    09. How Long?
    10. The Hammer

    After Coachella this weekend, RBCCF will continue to make their way across North America before hitting Europe toward the end of May. Check their full tour itinerary below.

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    Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever 2018 Tour Dates:
    04/13-15 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
    04/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
    04/20-22 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
    04/24 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
    04/25 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
    04/27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
    04/28 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
    04/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
    05/02 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
    05/03 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement
    05/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
    05/05 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
    05/06 – Washington, DC @ DC9
    05/08 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
    05/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
    05/11 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
    05/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
    05/17 – Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape Festival
    05/18 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
    05/20 – Glasgow, UK @ CCA
    05/21 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
    05/22 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
    05/24 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
    05/26 – Amsterdam, NL @ London Calling
    05/27 – Groningen, NL @ Vera
    05/28 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
    05/29 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
    05/31 – Brussels, BE @ AB Club
    06/03 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
    06/05 – St. Albans, UK @ The Horn
    06/06 – Birmingham, UK @ The Hare & Hounds
    06/07 – Guildford, UK @ Boileroom
    06/08 – Porto, PT @ NOS Primavera Sound
    08/11 – Reese-Haldern, DE @ Haldern Pop Festival
    08/16 – Trondheim, NO @ Pstereo Festival
    08/17 – Bigginghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival
    08/18 – Kiewit, BE @ Pukkelpop Festival
    08/19 – Brecon Beacons, UK @ Green Man Festival

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