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).
Courtney Barnett Q&A Backstage @ Lollapalooza 2014
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.