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Old 01-29-2015, 05:54 PM   #1
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courtney barnett.

Good morning motherfuckers, one and all.

It is time I made a thread for one of my favourite current Aussie artists, Courtney Barnett.



Her debut album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Think, is out March 23.



You can hear the first single from the album, the rollicking "Pedestrian at Best"



I also reeeeeally hope that this song will be on the album because it is lovely



She's been around a few years. She made her own label, Milk Records, through which she released her first two EPs, I've Got a Friend Called Emily Farris and How to Carve a Carrot into a Rose.

They produced some great songs, this one of which is my favourite and appeared on my DI list



And this one which is no doubt her most popular song



The two EPs were combined into a quasi-LP The Double LP: A Sea of Split Peas for ease of collection. It was subsequently given a 7.8 over on "hipster bible" Pitchforkmedia.com. I forced gump to buy it when we popped into Rough Trade.

She is fucking awesome. She is hilarious, her lyrics are very interesting and she absolutely shreds guitar.

Please get the fuck into her music.
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Old 01-29-2015, 06:13 PM   #2
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Tracklist, stoked

01 Elevator Operator
02 Pedestrian at Best
03 An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in NY)
04 Small Poppies
05 Depreston
06 Aqua Profunda!
07 Dead Fox
08 Nobody Really Cares if You Don't Go to the Party
09 Debbie Downer
10 Kim's Caravan
11 Boxing Day Blues
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Got to listen to some more of her stuff, so this new album might be a good place to start.

Considering I know like two songs: Avant Gardener and Anonymous Club.
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I've seen her live and enjoyed it, and remember when she worked at the Northcote Social Club, but that song she had in the Hottest 100 wasn't very good.
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A Sea of Split Peas is excellent. Really excited that she's got a debut LP coming.
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I've seen her live and enjoyed it, and remember when she worked at the Northcote Social Club, but that song she had in the Hottest 100 wasn't very good.

Not a fan either, thankfully it's not on the album.
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Pedestrian at Best given a BNM over at the 'fork. Good sign given it's not necessarily that great a tune - will definitely pay that the lyrics are terrific though. I'm almost as excited for the lyrics on this album as the music. She is darkly comical and describes generalised anxiety in such unique ways.

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A Sea of Split Peas is excellent. Really excited that she's got a debut LP coming.
Fav tracks?
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I forced gump to buy it when we popped into Rough Trade.
Very glad you did. That double EP found its way into my 2014 top-10. Don't Apply Compression Gently is probably my favorite track at this stage, I love her delivery there. Can't wait for the proper album.
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Avant Gardener and Anonymous Club. In general, I felt the tracks from How to Carve a Carrot Into a Rose were the highlights.
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in the words of u2popmofo, 'omg we r twinz!!1!'
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The local music store had a copy of her double EP disc in stock, so I grabbed it.

It's snowing out and I've got the fire going. Sounds like a good time to lay back and give this a spin.
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Discovering her over the past week. She's great.
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Awesome work! What did you two think?
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Hey cobbler, just got ticket to see her on May 20th. Should be fun.
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I listened to the double EP two days and I loved it. It's all about the lyrics indeed and also the delivery.
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