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In the almost 60 years since Bob Dylan released his debut album, countless words have been spilled on his singular legacy. There are books and movies and over half a century’s worth of music journalism trying to dissect the mystery and pin down the multitudes. College courses unpack his lyrics. A Presidential Medal Of Freedom and a Nobel Prize and who knows how many other honors mark Dylan’s towering, seismic presence as not just a musician but a cultural and literary icon of the American Century. All of which is to say: You and I both know about Bob Dylan, and there’s little I could say to celebrate his 80th birthday that hasn’t been said many times before.

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Last month, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever released their great sophomore album Sideways To New Italy. (It ranked amongst our favorite albums of the year so far.) And while they’re still unable to tour behind it, they’ve been filling the time with a couple cool performances. They already teamed up with Stella Donnelly to cover Deadstar

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You’ve seen the memes. It’s only been five months and 2020 has already been a historical shitshow of a year. Thousands and thousands died while the rest of us slowly lost our minds in lockdown. And then, just as things finally seemed to be returning to some shattered semblance of normalcy, cities all over the […]

Quarantine absolutely fucking sucks on every level, but it’s led to at least a few cool little cultural artifacts that we probably couldn’t have gotten any other way. It’s given us things like two great young Australian indie rock entities coming together to cover a song that most of us outside Australia have never even […]

Over the past couple months, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have been slowly building up to the release of their great new album, Sideways To New Italy. So far, we’ve heard a handful of singles, including “Cars In Space,” “She’s There,” and “Falling Thunder.” And now, with Sideways To New Italy finally arriving this Friday, the […]

Even after years of us knowing them, there is still something weird about Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. On the surface, they are a straightforward, classicist indie band — a group that seems easy enough to get on first listen, a sound that could approach comfort food. But there is something alchemical in their songwriting that, […]

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever recently announced the impending release of their sophomore album Sideways To New Italy, the followup to their highly addicting debut album Hope Downs. Based on everything we’ve heard so far, it seems as if Sideways To New Italy will deliver again — the band is only further refining their formula, and […]