Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have just announced an EP titled The French Press, due out on March 10 via Sub Pop, their first release on the U.S. label. The Australian rock band also released the title single today.
The song boasts the same pithy, unpretentious storytelling that we know and love in Courtney Barnett. The track is a sort of long-distance love song, through the medium of a series of messages on a cantankerous answering machine. Though it shares this premise with “Such Great Heights,” it trades The Postal Service’s romantic humanism for an amusing cynicism. Singing over a cheery, Smiths-style guitar line, the singer’s insecurities slowly emerge from denial. The song essentially compares the disorientation one feels after a breakup with reading the coffee grounds in a french press.
You can pre-order Rolling Blackouts C.F.’s forthcoming EP here, listen to “French Press” below, watch the video for their 2016 single “Julie’s Place” beneath that, and still further down, find the band’s 2017 tour dates.
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Tour Dates:
27 – Melbourne, Australia @ Howler w/ Whitney
02 – Sydney, Australia @ OAF w/ Whitney
03-17 – Austin, Texas @ SXSW
18 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Underground Arts w/ Tennis
19 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club w/ Tennis
21-22 – New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Tennis
23 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Shea Stadium
26 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Echo
21 – Adelaide, Australia @ The Rocket Bar
22 – Sydney, Australia @ Newtown Social Club
28 – Brisbane, Australia @ Black Bear Lounge
29 – Byron Bay, Australia @ The Great Northern
30 – Gold Coast, Australia @ Shark Bar
12 – Melbourne, Australia @ The Tote