Courtney Barnett Announces Debut Album, Drops New Video 'Pedestrian At Best': Watch

Courtney Barnett
 Tajette O'Halloran

 Courtney Barnett

Buzzy Aussie artist Courtney Barnett has revealed details for her debut album, and shared the first song from it.  

The Melbourne singer and songwriter has announced her longplayer will be called Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, and it'll arrive March 20 in Australia and Germany, March 23 in the U.K. and the following day in the U.S.

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The lead single "Pedestrian At Best" is a raw guitar number built around Courtney's dry humor and nonchalant delivery. Here's a sample. "Put me on a pedestal and I'll only disappoint you/Tell me I'm exceptional I promise to exploit you/ Give me all your money and I'll make some origami, honey/I think you're a joke but I don't find you very funny." Watch the clip below.

Courtney released her debut EP I've Got A Friend Called Emily Ferris in 2012, the same year she launched Milk! Records. With her 2013 second EP release How To Carve A Carrot Into A Rose and its superb slacker-rock single "Avant Gardener," Courtney caught the attention of critics and music fans around the world. Both EPs were re-released in 2014 as The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas (it peaked at No. 165 on the Billboard 200).

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Her new album will be released in the U.K./Europe through House Anxiety/Marathon Artists, in North America via Mom+Pop Records and in Australia via Milk!/Remote Control.

Courtney is currently trekking her homeland on the Laneway festival bill and she's just announced a string of U.K. and Europe dates this March. She'll be making announcements over the coming weeks on her U.S. and Australia live plans, a rep tells Billboard.