Album artwork for Hope Downs by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Album artwork for Hope Downs by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

It's rare that a band's debut album sounds as confident and self-assured as Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever's Hope Downs. To say that the first full-length from the Melbourne quintet improves on their buzz-building EPs from the last few years would be an understatement: the promise those early releases hinted at is fully realized here, with ten songs of urgent, passionate guitar pop that elicit warm memories of bands past, from the Go-Betweens' jangle to the charmingly lo-fi trappings of New Zealand's Flying Nun label. But don't mistake Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever for nostalgists: Hope Downs is the sound of a band finding its own collective voice.

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Hope Downs

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Album artwork for Hope Downs by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
LP

$22.99

Standard LP. Includes Download Code.

Released 06/15/2018Catalog Number

SP 1220

Album artwork for Hope Downs by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
CD

$14.99

Gatefold Digipak with Custom Dust Sleeve.

Released 06/15/2018Catalog Number

SP 1220 CD

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Hope Downs

Sub Pop
Album artwork for Hope Downs by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
LP

$22.99

Standard LP. Includes Download Code.

Released 06/15/2018Catalog Number

SP 1220

Album artwork for Hope Downs by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
CD

$14.99

Gatefold Digipak with Custom Dust Sleeve.

Released 06/15/2018Catalog Number

SP 1220 CD

It's rare that a band's debut album sounds as confident and self-assured as Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever's Hope Downs. To say that the first full-length from the Melbourne quintet improves on their buzz-building EPs from the last few years would be an understatement: the promise those early releases hinted at is fully realized here, with ten songs of urgent, passionate guitar pop that elicit warm memories of bands past, from the Go-Betweens' jangle to the charmingly lo-fi trappings of New Zealand's Flying Nun label. But don't mistake Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever for nostalgists: Hope Downs is the sound of a band finding its own collective voice.