Sunday, February 5, 2017

Song(s) of the Day # 1,113 Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

One of the important first rituals in any band's story is the matter of settling on a name to go out into the world with. In this respect Melbourne's Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever hit an early jackpot. Like Creedence Clearwater Revival and Quicksilver Messenger Service, to name just two before them, the name is a mission statement of sorts. Its meant to describe a certain, (actually indefinable) freewheeling, open, pure desire. You'll either recognise and understand what they're getting at instantly or you won't

I get it. And the music more than lives up to their name. They're almost an updated version of the spirit of those two bands with a touch of Robert Forster's almost spoken vocal storytelling chucked in and a nod to Parquet Courts. But the band have plenty of their own fire. Each song sets off like some open, guitar fuelled, driven adventure off onto the open road. I've posted two songs on here but there is much more to come. Their latest single French Press on Sup Pop is the best thing they've done, (couldn't find it to put it up here). and there's an album coming up later on this year which I look forward to greatly!

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