Less than a 12 months since Courtney Barnett released her excellent Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, she’s kicking off 2016 with new material.
The new track ‘Three Packs A Day’ features on her Australian label Milk! Record’s compilation, Good For You, alongside tracks from Jen Cloher, Fraser A. Gorman, Ouch My Face, The Finks, and East Brunswick All Girls Choir. In typical Barnett fashion, ‘Three Packs A Day’ is clever, witty and slightly dark. An instantly infectious, light jangle with a jaunty guitar line, meandering bass and folksy harmonica blasts giving the song its upbeat coat, as she sings about her addiction to instant noodles. A magnificent tune indeed and exactly the high standard we’ve come to expect from her.
With a couple of shows coming this month in her native Australia, the North American leg of her tour kicks off in April, including a show on April 19th at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom. Find her full list of dates below. Good for You is out on February 14 via Milk! Records. Listen to ‘Three Packs A Day’ below.
Courtney Barnett Tour Dates
01-16 Sydney, Australia – Enmore Theatre
01-22 Melbourne, Australia – Palais Theatre
04-15 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
04-22 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
04-19 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
04-20 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
04-21 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
04-26-27 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
04-28 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
05-25 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
05-26 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
05-29 Montreal, Québec – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
05-31 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
06-2-5 Nelsonville, Ohio – Nelsonville Music Festival
06-3-5 New York, NY – The Governors Ball Music Festival