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New Courtney Barnett Album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, In May

By and large, I’ve lost an immense amount of faith in the institution of Saturday Night Live , especially where its weekly introduction of music is concerned. Primed with the need to air already popular displays of Pop, they’ve forgotten their past in introducing remarkable fresh talent. But every once in a while, they do get it right, Courtney Barnett is one of those instances.

If you’re a consistent voyager of the internet where music is concerned, chances are quite high that you’ve run into Courtney Barnett already. She has an incredible quality to her sound, which can be endearing to some if the songs are well constructed, as hers are. Courtney Barnett recently collaborated with Kurt Vile from The War on Drugs band (another excellent new band) for an album just as good.

On May 18, the beautiful Courtney Barnett will release her newest album since her wonderful 2015 debut, Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit. Her newest album is being called Tell Me How You Really Feel. The new album has a pre-release single out in the wild (hear below), “Nameless, Faceless”. The new album contains ten new Courtney Barnett tracks. If the new song is an indication, us fans should be pleased.

Tell Me How You Really Feel is planned for CD, DD, Cassette, and limited edition purple colored vinyl LP. It is being released by Milk! Records in Australia, and Mom+Pop Records in

Tell Me How You Really FeelCourtney Barnett

01 – Hopefulessness
02 – City Looks Pretty
03 – Charity
04 – Need A Little Time
05 – Nameless, Faceless
06 – I’m Not Your Mother, I’m Not Your Bitch
07 – Crippling Self Doubt And A General Lack Of Self Confidence
08 – Help Your Self
09 – Walkin’ On Eggshells
10 – Sunday Roast

(Thanks, Stephen!)

Discoveries: Courtney Barnett

Courtney BarnettI’m always listening to music. Most of the time, that’s the great old classics from the past. But I’m also one who will listen to a sea of new music to find one artist or band that will make me stop and listen harder. Today, I have one of those. Her name is Courtney Barnett.

Courtney Barnett is one busy girl. With a wave of classic influence, she has taken a punkish, Patti Smith/Lou Reed-like attitude into her excellent collection of songs. Trust me. You’ll hear Lou Reed influence in a few of her songs (like “Dead Fox” (video below), which reminds of “Sweet Jane”). I really like her overall presentation. At times straight ahead NYC art-rock, and at times, a flavor of Folk with a dash of Country.

Courtney Barnett hails from Australia, but her prowess as a singer-songwriter of note has gained her attention from a lot of the bigger music magazines including Rolling Stone (I know, I know), online music sites like Stereogum, and NYC’s print/web content classic, The Village Voice. Her new album, the heady-titled, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit was released in March of 2015, and has already shot up plenty of charts including Billboard, peaking at number one in several categories (Folk Albums, Independent Albums, Top Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums), and Number 20 in the Billboard Top 100, where she peaked at 20. That’s just the US. She has shown similar strong numbers around the world.

Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Just Sit And Think

While I understand the style of Courtney Barnett won’t be for everyone, I do suggest that you take a few minutes and listen to the provided YouTube video of one of her songs from the new album.

I hope you enjoy her as much as I have been.