New Music Monday: Courtney Barnett — Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

March 30, 2015

This week, Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett has released her highly anticipated sophomore album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (which for brevity’s sake, shall be referred to as Sometimes from here on out). The patently Australian chill that was present in her first album still rings true, while lazily wandering into new musical territory. There’s a warmth present in her tunes that beg for the album to be enjoyed on a couch, or front porch. Even the punchier tracks like “Dead Fox” or the lead single “Pedestrian at Best” have a “neighborhood BBQ” vibe to them.

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New Music Monday: Courtney Barnett — Pedestrian at Best

February 9, 2015

Though original content dates back to 2011, it was with the 2013 release The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas that Australian rock artist Courtney Barnett first grabbed American attention. While “singer-songwriter” would be accurate, it gives Barnett an implied sweetness that she quite simply doesn’t have. Her lyrics are biting and sarcastic, and her deadpan sing-song can range from Mac Demarco to Johnny Rotten. Her debut album Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit arrives in late March. Luckily, we have an amazing new single, and an accompanying music video.

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