NEWS : FRI, APR 26, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s “In the Capital” b/w “Read My Mind” Is Out Today. Now Watch Their Official Video For “Read My Mind”

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have delivered an intense new video for “Read My Mind” from their “In the Capital” b/w ‘Read My Mind” 7” single out today on Sub Pop.
The sobering visual was directed by Warwick Baker and edited by Bill Irving. The band had this to say, “We gave the song to our close friend Baker, a respected Australian photographer, to interpret visually.”
And Baker elaborates, “I hoped to observe and document the spectacle of the rodeo, focusing on the performers rather than the audience. Being a vegetarian I found the event confronting, but wanted to document the theater and ritual of the rodeo without glorifying or condemning it.”

Rolling Blackouts C.F’s North American shows in support of Hope Downs and “In the Capital” / “Read My Mind” single begin May 26th in Boston for Boston Calling and end June 13th in Manchester, TN at Bonnaroo. The group’s European and the UK run begins July 3rd at in Roskilde, DK’s Roskilde Festival and ends July 27th in Thirsk, UK at the Deer Shed Festival. Additional international festival highlights for the May-July timeframe include Governors Ball (May 31st), Lattitude Festival (May 31st), Down the Rabbit Hole (July 5th), and Mad Cool Festival (July 12th).
May 03 - Castlemaine, AU - Theatre Royal
May 04 - Melbourne, AU - Croxton
May 10 - Sydney, AU - Manning Bar
May 26 - Boston, MA - Boston Calling
May 28 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
May 29 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
May 31 - New York, NY - Governors Ball (early)
May 31 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw (late)
Jun. 02 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club
Jun. 04 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
Jun. 06 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
Jun. 07 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
Jun. 08 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
Jun. 10 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
Jun. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Lodge Room
Jun. 13 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
Jul. 03 - Roskilde, DK - Roskilde Festival
Jul. 05 - Ewijk, NL - Down the Rabbit Hole Festival
Jul. 07 - Paris, FR - Le Point Ephémère
Jul. 09 - Liverpool, UK - Invisible Wind Factory
Jul. 11 - Dublin, IE - The Iveagh Gardens
Jul. 12 - Madrid, ES - Mad Cool Festival
Jul. 13 - Lisbon, PT - NOS Alive
Jul. 15 - Glasgow, UK - St. Luke’s
Jul. 16 - Sheffield, UK - The Leadmill
Jul. 18 - Cardiff, UK - Clwb Ifor Bach
Jul. 19 - Bedford, UK - Esquires
Jul. 21 - Suffolk, UK - Latitude Festival
Jul. 22 - Birmingham, UK - Mama Roux’s
Jul. 23 - Reading, UK - Sub89
Jul. 25 - Nyon, CH - Paleo Nyon Festival
Jul. 27 - Thirsk, UK - Deer Shed Festival

[Photo Credit: Pooneh Ghana]
What people are saying about Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever:
Hope Downs more than delivers on the promise of the Melbourne quintet’s two early EPs, doubling down on the melancholy pop it forged on 2015’s Talk Tight and last year’s The French Press while also polishing its sound.” - [Hope Downs, Grade: A-] - The AV Club
“It’s entirely addictive–one fix and you’re hooked” [Hope Downs,9/10] - Uncut
“Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have more tricks up their sleeves, it seems. For a debut, though, a couple tricks are enough, especially when you’ve already mastered them. [Hope Downs, 8.9/10] -PASTE
“A three-guitar front line — plucked, sustained and most often busily strummed — gives this Australian band its brisk pacing. Topped with semi-spoken, Dylan-tinged vocals and lyrics that switch between candor and drollery, its music is like folk-rock wrapped around a post-punk armature.” [SXSW Review] - NY Times
“Sophisticated and subversive in equal measure, their staccato sing-alongs come on pristine and precise, then unspool in surprising directions as decorum gives way to abandon.” [Hope Downs, 8.1/10] - Pitchfork
“Every amp tone on this album is just sweet enough, every jangling rhythm hits exactly where it should. Rolling Blackouts are playing an old game, but they’re damned good at it.” [Hope Downs, 4/5] -  Rolling Stone
“Even at their most fervent, the characters of Hope Downs remain soaked in sun, able to convince themselves that one great night could be enough to set them straight again. At about 35 minutes, Hope Downs is a brief vacation, and so are many of its songs.” [Hope Downs, 4/5] - SPIN

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