Sunday 16 February 2014

Courtney Barnett

'A Sea of Split Peas' compiles the first two EPs by Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett. 'History Eraser', originally released on 'How to Carve a Carrot Into a Rose', the second of those EPs, seeped into my consciousness late last year, before totally winning my heart with the song's final line, which namechecks a band very close to my heart. Courtney's lyrics are conversational and the recordings themselves are equally direct, allegedly just three passes of each track were made, the best being selected for inclusion on the finished product. Barnett is apparently anxious to ensure that this collection is not misconstrued as her debut album, which should follow later in 2014. Can't wait.

Check out 'A Sea of Split Peas' in full here.


Anonymous said...

Absolutely excellent. I did vaguely become aware of her recently but didn't listen properly. Great lyrics, love her Aussie accent and the music is a groove. Both videos are fun, too. Triffids references can't be bad and Bob as umpire! Very nice indeed. Will be listening more.

Old Pa's Corner said...

Yes this is top stuff and great find TS...going to see if I can find some appetite is wetted!

The Swede said...

Glad you enjoyed the tunes guys, a link to the full double EP is beneath the vids Old Pa. Coincidentally Michael Gray also featured Courtney today, on his always excellent blog. Hopefully she's destined for great things.

Erik Bartlam said...

I like that dood...that's good.

I don't really keep up any more so it's fun to hear something new...that's good like this.

Thank you sir...itunes thanks you.

The Swede said...

It's really good Erik and keeps getting better with repeated plays. Enjoy!

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