Sunday, 16 February 2014
'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.
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