Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Cars In Space

Song of the Day
Hosted by Cheryl Waters
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by Cheryl Waters, host of The Midday Show on KEXP, is “Cars In Space” by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, a 2020 single on Sub Pop.
photo by peter ryle
written by Janice Headley

Melbourne, Australia's Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever return with the single "Cars In Space", which — along with last year's singles “In The Capital” and ‘“Read My Mind” — marks their first new music since their debut LP Hope Downs.  

Much like Hope Downs, "Cars In Space" is a jangly piece of pop, harkening back to the '80s Australian indie-pop heyday. The group's dueling vocals are in play, adding another level of tension to a song band member Fran Keaney says "follows the swirling words and thoughts before a break-up."

Check out the track below via a video directed by Nick McKinlay (aka Nick Mckk) and fellow Aussie artist Julia Jacklin, filmed at an old school Australian drive-in movie theatre. 

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