Melbourne, Australia’s Courtney Barnett came out with a bang with the song Avant Gardener and a few great EPs that came to form one of 2014’s best albums when they were all released in the US as the album The Double Ep: A Sea of Split Seas. Now she is back with her proper “debut” album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit poised to take her spot among indie elites. Lyrically she is a league of her own with her own style, able to appropriately paint a vast picture of how she is feeling or the story she is telling that all types of people, young and older can relate to. Her lyrics are so to the point, so real, so honest, that you can’t help but feel her. Perhaps she is on the way to being the new song bird of our generation?
Not only is she a great lyricist and singer, but she is also a heck of a guitar player, shredding straight to the core bringing back memories of Sonic Youth and Nirvana on her first single for the new album Pedestrian at Best.
Barnett recently released her new single Depreston, a slower song about finding a new house with her partner, beautifully arranged. Courtney is growing up right before our eyes and ears in song, and we are all growing right along with her.
Check out Depreston on the Song of the Day playlist on Spotify here:
Listen to an early stream of her great new album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit on iTunes due out this coming New Music Tuesday 3/24.
Courtney is hitting the US on the following dates, don’t miss this:
05/18 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair *
05/20 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
05/21 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
05/22-25 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Festival
05/27 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks #
05/29 – Napa, CA @ Bottle Rock Napa Valley
05/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre *
06/02 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
06/05 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk *
06/07 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada *
06/09 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl *
06/11-14 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/13 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
06/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
06/18 – Kansas City, KC @ Uptown Theatre ^
07/24-26 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Fest
# = w/ Spoon and The Decemberists
^ = w/ Belle and Sebastian
* = w/ Chastity Belt