Rough Trade Albums of the Year 2018 No. 5
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever's debut album Hope Downs. Now available on special Rough Trade AOTY Edition Orange Vinyl.
Special Rough Trade AOTY Live at KEXP 12" available here
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.
LP+ - Limited Loser Marbled Blue LP. Includes Download Code.
LP - Standard LP. Includes Download Code.
CD - Gatefold Digipak with Custom Dust Sleeve.
Tape - Four-panel J-card in clear case.