Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile new single! with the sweetest video..

Continental Breakfast
taken from forthcoming LP 
‘Lotta Sea Lice’
released October 13th  
on Milk! Recordings/ Remote Control

“Harmonies and guitarmonies galore” Courtney

“An intercontinental country duo for the ages (minus the country, haha)” Kurt

By now you would have heard that Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, two of the most accomplished songwriters of their generation, are releasing a very special collaborative album, Lotta Sea Lice October 13th – at once a glorious peek behind the studio doors of two acclaimed artists and an unabashed celebration of their unique, longstanding friendship.

After the runaway success of opening single Over Everything, the video for their magical new single Continental Breakfast gently pushes the door open just a little bit further. Using intimate home footage shot over four days of Kurt and Courtney in their respective family environments surrounded by friends and relatives, Continental Breakfast  goes beyond being a mere music video and becomes a mini documentary of sorts, capturing candid, honest moments that show the loving and playful nature of both musicians.

Director Danny Cohen says:

‘Continental Breakfast’ was made while spending time with Courtney and Kurt in Melbourne and Philadelphia, it’s an intimate home movie into their lives and the time spent with family and friends between recording /touring. Shot on 16mm, the mini-documentary captures honest moments that show the loving and playful nature of both Courtney and Kurt. It was such a treat to experience life with Courtney and Kurt in their natural habitats. It really left me feeling like part of the family and hopefully fans can feel that too.

It’s just another delightful layer to what is already promising to be one of the most compelling albums of the year.
 www.courtneybarnettandkurtvile.com

Courtney Barnett shares ‘Elevator Operator’

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In keeping with her deliciously skewed sense of humour, Courtney Barnett reveals her best video yet, for her new single ‘Elevator Operator’. Directed by Sunny Leunig (son of legendary Australian cartoonist Michael Leunig, who himself appears briefly in the video) and crammed with cameos from a raft of similarly off kilter, counterculture stars such as Sleater Kinney, Magda Szubanski (‘Kath & Kim’), Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), and musical Antipodean legends such as The Drones, Tim Rogers and Paul Kelly. Full list of guests can be found below. Continue reading

Courtney Barnett – ‘Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit’ Out Now!

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It’s the album we’ve all been waiting for – Courtney Barnett’s eagerly anticipated debut release is out today and in the lead up to this occasion Barnett performed earlier this week, her latest single ‘Depreston’ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

CLICK BELOW TO WATCH COURTNEY ON THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW:
DIRECT LINK: http://ellentube.com/videos/0_ydleorbj

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Courtney Barnett cemented herself as a first class performer in 2014 through her major festival appearances including Coachella, Lollapalooza, The Great Escape, Primavera, Field Day and Glastonbury.  She even snuck into New Zealand Septemeber 2014 for one night to play to a super packed Kings Arms Tavern in Auckland, and returned in January 2015 on the Laneway bill as one of the hottest tickets of the day.

Courtney’s new single from the album, Depreston, is looking strong at New Zealand radio making it onto the Most Added Chart this week  and a direct hit new entry into the Top 5 of the Alternative Airplay chart.

Things are looking peachy for Courtney Barnett and we are working hard to get her back to New Zealand in the near future.

‘SOMETIMES I SIT AND THINK, AND SOMETIMES I JUST SIT’
is out now on CD, LP, Deluxe LP and download…

Courtney’s Acolades:

“Her proper debut LP, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit is one of 2015’s most anticipated indie releases”  Rolling Stone

“Clearly on the verge of stardom”  Nylon

“Courtney Barnett will be around awhile….a live performer of grace and power”  Pitchfork

“Barnett stands apart as one of the finest young singer – songwriters in the game right now”  Grantland

“Shows off a mind that’s racing at a hundred miles an hour”  NME

Sometimes I sit and think, and sometimes I just sit

‘SOMETIMES I SIT AND THINK, AND SOMETIMES I JUST SIT’
TRACKLIST:

1. Elevator Operator
2. Pedestrian At Best
3. An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in New York)
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

Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit – out now

via Milk! Records / Remote Control Records

Proudly distributed by Rhythmethod

Purchase the album on iTunes or find it in all good music stores

JB Hifi NZ order link HERE

Marbecks order link HERE

www.courtneybarnett.com.au
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www.twitter.com/courtneymelba
www.instagram.com/courtneymelba

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Courtney Barnett’s NEW Single ‘Depreston’, Premiered On Pitchfork

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We are getting incredibly close to the NZ release of Courtney Barnett‘s highly anticipated debut album, and yesterday the Australian singer-songwriter shared a second single, ‘Depreston’ off the LP which premiered on Pitchfork. Check it out for your listening pleasure HERE:

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‘Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit’ 

NZ RELEASE: Friday 20th March
via Milk! Records / Remote Control Records / Rhythmethod

Sometimes I sit and think, and sometimes I just sit

Tracklist:

1. Elevator Operator
2. Pedestrian At Best
3. An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in New York)
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


“Her proper debut LP, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit is one of 2015’s most anticipated indie releases”  – Rolling Stone

“Clearly on the verge of stardom”  – Nylon

“Courtney Barnett will be around awhile….a live performer of grace and power” – Pitchfork

“Shows off a mind that’s racing at a hundred miles an hour” – NME

“Barnett stands apart as one of the finest young singer – songwriters in the game right now” – Grantland

“Meet Melbourne’s next big music export, Courtney Barnett” – The Herald Sun


‘Depreston’ is available on iTunes along with the first single ‘Pedestrian At Best’.You can pre-order Courtney’s debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit here.

www.courtneybarnett.com.au
www.facebook.com/courtneybarnettmusic
twitter.com/courtneymelba
instagram.com/courtneymelba

Watch! Listen! COURTNEY BARNETT announces debut album & premiers new single ‘Pedestrian At Best’

“Her proper debut LP, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit is one of 2015’s most anticipated indie releases” – Rolling Stone / “Clearly on the verge of stardom”  – Nylon / “Courtney Barnett will be around awhile….a live performer of grace and power”  – Pitchfork / “Barnett stands apart as one of the finest young singer – songwriters in the game right now”  – Grantland / “Shows off a mind that’s racing at a hundred miles an hour”  – NME  / “Great things to come”  – Stereogum  / “An impressive songwriting talent”  – Uncut

After having what can only be described as a truly amazing breakthrough year in 2014, Melbourne’s Courtney Barnett is today incredibly excited to announce details for the release of her highly-anticipated debut album entitled Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just SitThe first single to be lifted from the album is ‘Pedestrian At Best’ which received its worldwide radio premiere via Zane Lowe on BBC1 this morning.

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN & SHARE ‘PEDESTRIAN AT BEST’ 

Press Release inmage
Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit will be released in New Zealand on Friday 20th March 2015 via Milk! Records / Remote Control records and proudly distributed by RhythmethodRecorded in the autumn of 2014 in an intense 10 day session at Head Gap studios in Melbourne, the album finally brings Barnett’s pithily acute and stingingly incisive vision into stark, unflinching focus, her wit sharpened to a knife edge, her melodies more infectious and addictive than ever.
 
Following up from the critically lauded The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas in 2013 (which, as the title suggests, collected her first two self-released EPs to beguiling effect), her debut LP cements Barnett’s standing as one of the most distinctive voices in indie rock, mixing witty, often hilarious observations with devastating self-assessment over a beguiling collection of songs that reveals her as an ambitious songwriter with an ear for clever turns of phrase and an eye for story-song details that are literate without being pretentious.
 
On first single, ‘Pedestrian At Best‘, Barnett turns the microscope’s glare on herself, as she lets loose an internal monologue crammed with twisting rhymes, inside jokes and self-deprecation while she muses on the fleeting nature of fame and what may or may not come after (“I must confess I’ve made a mess of what should be a small success, but I digress. At least I tried my very best… I guess”). 
 
Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit is available for pre-order today digitally via iTunes and physically on Deluxe White Double Gatefold Vinyl, Single LP Regular Black Vinyl and CD via www.courtneybarnett.com.au.Courtney Barnett recently played Auckland, New Zealand as a part of the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival. “I seriously wish Courtney Barnett was my best friend. The Australian singer-songwriter was effortlessly cool as she rocked out on the Hey Seuss stage” – NZ Herald“Australian rocker Country Barnett more than held her own…she gave a masterclass on what a rock and roll show should look and sound like. She and her band whipped through a 40-minute set that featured several tunes from her upcoming debut album including the soon-to-be released single Pedestrian At Best.” – 13th Floor“Among all the glitch-pop, synth rock and electro, it’s always great to have some stonking good old rock’n’roll. Thank you for Courtney Barnett. She’s got songs that remind me of beer-soaked bars and romances that didn’t quite work out.” – thewireless 
SOMETIMES I SIT AND THINK, AND SOMETIMES I JUST SIT

Sometimes I sit and think, and sometimes I just sit

TRACKLISTING
1. Elevator Operator
2. Pedestrian At Best
3. An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in New York)
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

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit  is released on Friday 20th March 2015 via Milk! Records / Remote Control Records and proudly distributed in New Zealand by Rhythmethod

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Laneway NZ Fest bringing Jungle, Courtney and Future Islands! + more to come in a couple of hours…

Wheeeee!! LOVE Laneway Festival….

 

NZ Herald’s new Time Out this morning gave us a sneak peek at the line up…and there’s MORE Much Much More coming at 11.20am…

From our stable – the almighty JUNGLE

Super Rad – Courtney Barnett

And the ever effervescent FUTURE ISLANDS.… who managed to pull this little cat out of the bag last night at Jools Holland in the UK…CANT WAIT to see them play live…
PLEASE can we form a dance troupe to do the Herring dance??!!

 

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Keep your eyes peeled people … 4 more genius artists from The Label to be announced at 11.20!

xx

 

Who is Courtney Barnett and what is an Avant Gardener anyway?

COURTNEY BARNETT – A Potted History

The recently announced first show in New Zealand for Courtney Barnett has been met with quite the feaverish hubbub… high time we shared a bit more about this rising star -in fact she’s so good, NME thought she was a Kiwi.

“Barnett’s musical strength lies in her lyrics….
Her songs take listeners through fleeting observations that,
when observed as whole, form powerful and introspective compositions
-NPR

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Over the past 12 months 24-year-old Melbourne singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett has received international acclaim for her remarkable ability to make ‘suburban banalities’ and ‘mindless procrastination’ endlessly compelling. Courtney has quickly caught the attention of music lovers and critics the world over with Pitchfork describing her as ‘wordy, articulate and dazzlingly witty’. We just love her for that subtle Aussie twang…

Shows off a mind that’s racing at a hundred miles an hour”
-NME

[Barnett] writes matter-of-fact tales that unspool like barstool revelations
and sound like some hybrid of Kimya Dawson and Kurt Cobain.”
-Rolling Stone

Courtney’s music featured strongly in 2012 end of year lists, including Spin, The Music, Rolling Stone (USA), Pitchfork, Fuse, NPR and NME . “Avant Gardener” has been a firm favourite on the bNets and has recently made her American late night TV debut on Jimmy Fallon with her band The Courtney Barnetts. You can also catch her performing a Take Away Show for La Blogothèque below.

After a sold out a tour of the UK & USA and supporting Billy Bragg on his Australian tour earlier this year, Courtney will be heading our way for a not to be missed show at the Kings Arms in Auckland this September.

 

Songs that match terse yet wildly unpredictable storytelling with rock that
works up the scrappy momentum of the Velvet Underground.
-New York Times

Great things to come
-Stereogum

A perfect summary of the earnest freewheeling and rambling with
that makes music from this end of the world just so great
-The Guardian UK

An impressive songwriting talent
-Uncut 8/10

Wednesday 17th September, Kings Arms, Auckland
Tickets available from Real Groovy or Under The Radar

Courtney Barnett EP

The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas is out now via Milk! Records / Rhythmethod

Get it from iTunes HERE or Marbecks HERE or JB HiFi HERE