Courtney Barnett’s New Album & Tour

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Melbourne-based artist Courtney Barnett has released the first single with video, ‘Pedestrian At Best,’ from her her debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, out on Mom+Pop Music March 24.

“I got the video idea when I was watching a street performer,” says Barnett. “He was attempting a trick, and just as he failed, a huge roar of applause erupted from the next street corner. There was another performer with a crowd 5 times as big circled around him. My guy slowly looked over and then said exactly this ‘that was me last year. Look at me now. Performing shitty tricks to a bunch of stingy tourists. Next year he’ll be standing where I am now, and you’ll all still be stingy tourists.’ I thought woah, that’s some dark shit. So I made a video out of it.”

Barnett and her band The Courtney Barnett’s have announced their first run of 2015 North American live dates including several festival appearances this summer. Barnett will, for the first time, play the historic Newport Folk Festival along with Bonnaroo Music Festival, Sasquatch Festival and SXSW in Austin. She will also embark on her own set of US headlining dates this May and will be joined by new Hardly Art signing Chastity Belt. All tour dates are listed below.

Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit is out on Mom+Pop Music March 24th.

Tour Dates

May 18 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA *

May 20 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY *

May 21 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY *

May 22 – 05 – Sasquatch Festival – George, WA

May 27 – Red Rocks – Morrison, CO **

May 29 – 31 – Bottle Rock Napa Valley – Napa, CA

May 30 – The Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA *

June 2 – Casbah – San Diego, CA

June 5- The Mohawk – Austin, TX *

June 6 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX *

June 7 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA *

June 9.15 – Vinyl – Atlanta, GA *

June 11 – 14 – Bonnaroo Music Festival – Manchester, TN

June 13 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC *

June15  – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA *

June 18 – Uptown Theatre – Kansas City, KC ^

July 24 – July 26 – Newport Folk Fest – Newport, RI

* w/ Chastity Belt

** w/ Spoon + The Decemberists

^ w/ Belle & Sebastian

Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit Track Listing:

1. Elevator Operator

2. Pedestrian at Best

3. An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in NY)

4. Small Poppies

5. Depreston

6. Aqua Profunda!

7. Dead Fox

8. Nobody Really Cares if You Don’t Go to the Party

9. Debbie Downer

10. Kim’s Caravan

11. Boxing Day Blues

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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