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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever's "Julie's Place" Is a Perfect Ode to Being Young and Dumb

Things don't exactly go as planned in the new video from the rising Melbourne garage pop outfit. Sometimes, that's the point.

by Andrea Domanick
Jan 5 2017, 3:00pm

Melbourne's Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever got under our skin last year with their sharp, riff-laden debut EP Talk Tight, and their forthcoming follow up on Sub Pop promises they'll be doing no different in 2017. The EP's first single, "Julie's House," is all dizzy vocals and recklessness, an ode to being young and dumb that's kept in line by tight riffs and chugging rhythms that don't look back. 

"I'm standing here / Like a burning house," lovelorn singer Fran Keaney laments amidst blurry late night memories and pangs of frustration. It's a cheeky reminder to make the best of things, and the track's video follows suit. After the group blew their budget when their original idea fell apart, they instead spent an afternoon filming Keaney mowing his lawn while an assorted cast of characters wander in and out of frame. It's a clumsy mistake, and one likely better than the original. 

Check out the premiere of Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever's "Julie's Place" below.