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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s New Single ‘The Hammer’ Is Propulsive Summery Indie Rock

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Long-named Aussie rockers Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are readying to release their debut album, Hope Downs, on June 15 via Sub Pop, and they’ve offered some previews of the record before then. The band’s Tom Russo previously said of the record, “The songs on this album are like a collection of postcards about wider things that were going on through the lens of these small characters.” Now they’re adding to their hoard: The band shared “An Air Conditioned Man” last month, and now they’ve dropped “The Hammer.”

Similarly to its predecessor, “The Hammer” features the light guitar-driven indie sound of groups like Real Estate or Diiv, but with a more immediate and propulsive energy behind it. It’s a prime track to herald summer, and further proof that Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are worthy of a spot in the prestigious Sub Pop lineup.

Listen to “The Hammer” above, and check out the band’s upcoming tour dates, which include some newly announced North American shows, below.

6/6 — Birmingham, UK @ The Hare & Hounds
6/7 — Guildford, UK @ Boileroom
6/8 — Porto, PT @ Primavera Sound
6/11 — Harlden, DE @ Haldern Pop Festival
7/22 — North Byron Parklands, AU @ Splendour in the Grass
8/4 — Katowice, PL @ Off Festival
8/7 — Aarhus, DK @ Tape
8/8 — Copenhagen, DK @ Pumperhuset
8/10 — St. Gallen, CH @ Sur Le Lac Festival
8/11 — Rees-Haldern, DE @ Haldern Pop Festival
8/13 — Munich, DE @ Milla
8/14 — Luxembourg, LU @ Rotondes
8/16 — Trondheim, NO @ Pstereo Festival
8/17 — Bigginghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival
8/18 — Kiewit, BE @ Pukkelpop Festival
8/19 — Brecon Beacons, UK @ Green Man Festival
8/21 — Dublin, IE @ Whelans
8/25 — San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
8/27 — Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
8/28 — San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
8/30 — Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
8/31 — Vancouver, BC@ Fox Cabaret
9/1 — Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
9/3 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
9/5 — Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
9/7 — St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
9/8 — Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
9/10 — Detroit, MI @ El Club
9/11 — Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
9/12 — Montreal, QC @ Le Ministère
9/13 — Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
9/14 — Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
9/15 — New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
9/17 — Washington, DC @ Black Cat
9/27 — Brisbane, AU @ Brisbane Festival
9/28 — Sydney, AU @ Factory Theatre
9/29 — Wollongong, AU @ Yours & Owls
10/5 — Perth, AU @ Rosemount
10/6 — Adelaide, AU @ Jive Bar
10/12 — Geelong, AU @ Workers Club
10/13 — Melbourne, AU @ Corner Hotel
10/19 — Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy 2
10/21 — Leeds, UK @ Stylus
10/23 — Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
10/24 — Portsmouth, UK @ Wedgwood Rooms
10/25 — Oxford, UK @ 02 Academy
10/29 — London, UK @ Koko
11/3 — Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
11/4 — Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje
11/7 — Oslo, NO @ John Dee
11/8 — Stockholm, SE @ Nalen
11/9 — Lund, SE @ Mejeriet
11/13 — Cologne, DE @ MTC

Hope Downs is out 6/15 via Sub Pop. Pre-order it here.

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