Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – My Echo: New Song

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have just released My Echo and it becomes our New Song Of The Day.

And there is a new album on the way. Here’s the record company blurb with details:

“Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever only have a couple albums to their name thus far, but it almost feels like they’re already approaching Spoon levels of unwavering competence and consistency.” – Stereogum

Right in the heart of their long-awaited Australian headline tour – which has seen the band play The Forum in Melbourne and two nights at The Factory Theatre in Sydney  – Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever today release a new single/video, ‘My Echo’, taken from their forthcoming album, Endless Rooms (out Friday May 6 through Ivy League Records).

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

The upcoming album’s third single is a guitar-driven earworm, carrying melancholy-tinged lyrics that chronicled the 2020 lockdown; claustrophobic in amongst a mind-field of technology. ‘My Echo’ is a snapshot in time for the band and many Melbournians, whereby the long days revolved around working from home before moving to the couch every night to watch AFL football, during a special month-long festival, put on to entice the public to stay indoors to eliminate the virus. “‘My Echo’ is about being surrounded by phone screens, computer screens, tv screens, paranoia and loss of time and place,” says Fran Keaney. “The album recording is pretty faithful to the very first rough recording. Most of Tom’s leads were improvised but they became the DNA of the song.”

Following 2020’s Sideways To New Italy, Endless Rooms is a testament to the collaborative spirit and live power of the band, and is them “doing what we do best: chasing down songs in a room together.” Endless Rooms is the band’s most cinematic, stylistically diverse and ambitious album yet. Self-produced by the band with Matt Duffy, and mixed by Scott Horscroft (DMA’S, Silverchair, The Presets), Endless Rooms pulls back the curtain on what Rolling Blackouts C.F. can achieve, revealing a wider screen, deeper narrative currents, more confident shades, and an excitement at letting their tumbling brand of ragged, nervy pop wander and breathe.

It’s that hope that’s seen Rolling Blackouts C.F. join an Australian lineage of bands bold enough to marry the country’s evocative landscapes with the urban romance, passions and politics of its characters. Matched with a worldly perspective afforded by constant touring, the whiplash of it coming to a halt, and the inherent longing in trying to make sense of it, Rolling Blackouts C.F. have unlocked their most compelling artistic statement yet. “We were almost going to call this album self-titled,” says Russo. “But we called it Endless Rooms because we work best thinking of each song as its own bare room or universe to build. Somehow, it all hangs together.”

Endless Rooms will be available on digital, CD, black vinyl & Sub Pop’s limited edition Loser opaque yellow vinyl on May 6th, 2022 through Ivy League Records in Australia and New Zealand and Sub Pop for the rest of the world.

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Endless Rooms
Out Friday 6 May
through Ivy League Records
Pre-order here

Rolling Blackouts Coastal FeverTracklisting:
1. Pearl Like You
2. Tidal River
3. The Way It Shatters
4. Caught Low
5. My Echo
6. Dive Deep
7. Open Up Your Window
8. Blue Eye Lake
9. Saw You At The Eastern Beach
10. Vanishing Dots
11. Endless Rooms
12. Bounce Off The Bottom