Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever On World Cafe

May 23, 2017

World Cafe has a pair of brothers and a pair of cousins — plus one — in the studio today. Together, they're Melbourne's Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. In this session, we chat about the band's Cinderella story: It went from late-night bedroom jams to signing a record deal with its dream label, Sub Pop.

"We all had that same feeling ... when we were teenagers, looking on the back of a Nirvana record or something and seeing the Sub Pop thing," says guitarist Joe White. "And it's such a cool label. And then, yeah, then it was on the back of ours."

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever's first EP won high praise from SPIN, Stereogum and Pitchfork. In this session, the band performs songs from its latest, The French Press. Hear the conversation and performance in the player above.

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