Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

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3 singers, 2 EPs and zero bad songs. This band is making me very happy.

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 22:25 (seven months ago) Permalink

French Press is one of my favorite releases this year.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 18 October 2017 22:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

the best band down under or up over

bodak horseman (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 18 October 2017 22:38 (seven months ago) Permalink

they're awesome live too, saw them in march. a motorik guitar tornado

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmalT6ldk1M

bodak horseman (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 18 October 2017 22:38 (seven months ago) Permalink

Best rock band around IMO. Love them

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Wednesday, 18 October 2017 23:52 (seven months ago) Permalink

That's...a long band name.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 23:57 (seven months ago) Permalink

lol it does feel a bit like they had two ideas for a cool band name and wound up using both

bodak horseman (voodoo chili), Thursday, 19 October 2017 00:03 (seven months ago) Permalink

I don’t think I’ve been this excited about a guitar band in literally a decade. This is a big deal. They have no business being this good.

Are there other Melbourne this good? Because we don’t hear about them in New Jersey. Or at least I don’t.

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 19 October 2017 02:22 (seven months ago) Permalink

And yes yes yes to the motorik! They have that sound down. Fast and precise. Everyone I’ve played them for have freaked out.

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 19 October 2017 02:25 (seven months ago) Permalink

Xpost
If you're asking if there are other Melbourne bands this good yes they are like my 30th favorite Melbourne band and I think they're really good. That city is a hailstorm of great bands.

There's an Auz/Zealand thread that lists a ton.

Dick Diver
Total Control
Terry
Stevens
Stroppies
Ocean Party
Tim Richmond Group
Ausmuteants
Hierophants
Milk Teddy
Chook Race
Scott & Charlene's Wedding
Twerps
UV Race
Pregnancy
Zebras

Shoot - that's not thirty.

SA, Thursday, 19 October 2017 03:54 (seven months ago) Permalink

I like Chook Race a lot, but none of the other bands, like Dick Diver, come close. Their original plan was to have a full-length out by now but I think it won't be until next year. For those of you who only got The French Press, take the Talk Tight EP, with the “Write Back/Career” single, and four free 2013 tracks from their Bandcamp page for a very satisfying 42+ minute album (or 45 if you include "Cat In My Head" from the split EP, probably their slightest tune, but pleasantly shambling).

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 19 October 2017 04:57 (seven months ago) Permalink

Aww man Dick Diver is probably my favorite current band. At least top 3. Maybe Total Control too.

SA, Thursday, 19 October 2017 12:48 (seven months ago) Permalink

Yeah I loved the last Dick Diver album

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Thursday, 19 October 2017 12:50 (seven months ago) Permalink

That's...a long band name.

― Ned Raggett, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 7:57 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol it does feel a bit like they had two ideas for a cool band name and wound up using both

― bodak horseman (voodoo chili), Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:03 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

first release was as Rolling Blackouts, but apparently an american band of the same name objected, so they added CF.

pissed i missed seeing them earlier this year. think i slightly prefer the first ep.

mizzell, Thursday, 19 October 2017 13:26 (seven months ago) Permalink

Oh I don't mean Dick Diver is bad at all. I just didn't think they stood out from the pack quite the same way. I just didn't hear songs that made me want to listen to nothing but them for a week straight like RBCF. I'm relistening to last couple albums and are growing on me. Total Control are good post-punk, look forward to more from them.

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 19 October 2017 15:02 (seven months ago) Permalink

i'll rep for salad boys! i'm a fan of pretty much everything i've heard from that scene but salad boys come closest to RBCF imo from the few contemporaries i'm actually familiar with

dynamicinterface, Thursday, 19 October 2017 21:50 (seven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

This is still on constant rotation for me. By far my favorite new band in years and years.

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 30 November 2017 17:33 (five months ago) Permalink

dig up just came on shuffle while at work :)

dynamicinterface, Thursday, 30 November 2017 17:34 (five months ago) Permalink

Nice! Apparently their new album may come out relatively soon, based on this interview from March 2017.

We’ve got this vision for the album which is really taking shape, a lot of the songs we’re writing are fitting within this overall theme. Not that it would be a concept album, but it’s got a vision to it, which is really exciting. So I think that we’ll look to record in the middle of the year, maybe have a song out—or two songs out, I’m not sure— towards the back half of the year. All being well, a release at the end of the year, or early next year.

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 30 November 2017 17:54 (five months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Still fantastic. Still my favorite music I heard in 2017 and it ain't close.

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 26 December 2017 00:27 (five months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

They've got a new song out, Mainland. You can hear 30 glorious seconds of it below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/65e668e9-9cd1-4809-b7e7-26439732e1eb

kornrulez6969, Monday, 22 January 2018 18:10 (four months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqZPbcJQC2Q

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 02:33 (four months ago) Permalink

It's tough pop/soft punk heaven!

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 02:37 (four months ago) Permalink

to the list of bands above want to add the excellent Odd Hope who are yanks not kiwis but I think fit very well and their new album is great, friend of mine put it out on Fruits & Flowers (a label worth checking out for ppl who like Rolling Blackouts)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPtdihNCNFE

bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:07 (four months ago) Permalink


Yes ODD HOPE’s debut LP is finally here bringing an immersive set of anglophile jangle & Midwest gloom. Primarily the work of Oakland’s Tim TInderholt, here aided & abetted by the post punk-ish Edmund Xavier of Horrid Red/Der TPK, this record will feed a Twin Tone/Glass Records mid-80s fix. There’s something incredibly catchy & vaguely ominous about Tim’s songs that is totally now, & crucial. Come on down if you want to.

bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:08 (four months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

New song. It’s great. The debut album comes out in June.

https://youtu.be/Zj5tH-6vNKY

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:55 (one month ago) Permalink

You can pre-order now! https://rollingblackoutscoastalfever.bandcamp.com/album/hope-downs

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 19:02 (one month ago) Permalink

fuck yeah

stormzy daniels (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 19:24 (one month ago) Permalink

oh boy

Dinsdale, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 19:59 (one month ago) Permalink

preordered!

dynamicinterface, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 21:38 (one month ago) Permalink

I like what little I've heard so far!

The Harsh Tutelage of Michael McDonald (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 21:40 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Wiiiiide eeeeeyyyyes

JoeStork, Thursday, 26 April 2018 17:55 (one month ago) Permalink

great show in Seattle last night

JoeStork, Thursday, 26 April 2018 17:56 (one month ago) Permalink

good to know, I was thinking about seeing them Monday

geoffreyess, Thursday, 26 April 2018 20:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Another KCRW show here...

http://www.kcrw.com/music/shows/morning-becomes-eclectic/rolling-blackouts-coastal-fever

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 26 April 2018 20:59 (one month ago) Permalink

Iwantyouiwantyouiwantyouiwant you

geoffreyess, Tuesday, 1 May 2018 20:52 (three weeks ago) Permalink

These guys are unfairly good. I hope they never write a slow song.

geoffreyess, Tuesday, 1 May 2018 20:52 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Saw them tonight. I've mostly seen metal shows the past decade but this was glorious. Three guitars, harmonies and alternating vocals. They were SO into it, nice to see a band that's not worn out or jaded yet. Before first encore the only place for them to go was outside (no backstage), where there were apocalyptic thunderstorms. They said it was "beautiful" but they'll just go ahead and get back to playing.

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 3 May 2018 05:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Nice! I'm going next week in Brooklyn. I can't wait.

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 3 May 2018 23:11 (three weeks ago) Permalink

They were so great. This band is ridiculously good.

kornrulez6969, Sunday, 13 May 2018 14:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

New track last week

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK2usB-nCwc

Seeing them in London tonight, v glad to hear good things about the live shows.

woof, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 10:52 (five days ago) Permalink

Have fun! I think you'll enjoy the show. Air Conditioned Man is yet another excellent song. It takes a couple listenings to sink in, but if it's any indication, the album will be great.

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 18:45 (five days ago) Permalink

I unfortunately missed their DC show. Kinda jaded about rock bands, but like this group

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 23 May 2018 17:27 (four days ago) Permalink

"An Air Conditioned Man" is ridiculously compelling for some reason. Not sure I've ever before returned to a Youtube clip so many times in a week.

Maximum big surprise! (Nag! Nag! Nag!), Saturday, 26 May 2018 07:20 (yesterday) Permalink


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