Courtney Barnett is enjoying a breakout 2015, riding high off the momentum of her debut LP, Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit. She’s got a new single on the way, courtesy of Jack White and Third Man Records.
On Oct. 16, the Australian songwriter will release a new single featuring two tracks recorded at Third Man’s Nashville studio and produced by White. The A-side is a new song called “Boxing Day Blues Revisited,” the follow-up to the LP track “Boxing Day Blues.” The B-side is a cover of the 1979 Boys Next Door single, “Shivers.” The Boys Next Door were an early incarnation of the Birthday Party, the post-punk band famously fronted by Barnett’s countryman, Nick Cave. However, “Shivers” was written by guitarist Rowland S. Howard. Check out Barnett’s rendition below, followed by the original:
The single comes out on Third Man, in conjunction with Milk! Records and Remote Control.
And more Barnett news: her 2015 debut album is so good that it’s reasonable to think a lot of her fans wouldn’t mind buying it a second time. Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit will get the reissue treatment on Nov. 6 via Mom + Pop Records.
Arriving just eight months after its initial U.S. release, the special edition will come with seven previously unreleased tracks recorded at New York’s Electric Lady Studios. Six are Barnett originals and the seventh is a cover of John Cale’s “Close Watch,” which itself is a reworked version of Johnny Cash’s “Walk the Line.” It’s available as a digital package, LP, and box set, with the latter two including a poster and Polaroids taken by Barnett.