Post by Delicious Meatball Sub on Mar 6, 2015 11:33:10 GMT -5
Courtney Barnett is dope. You all should go see her. I assume she'll be a Thursday night set.
Barnett is Australian (Tasmania by way of Melbourne), and she has a storytelling lyrical style that reminds me a bit of Jens Lekman (Avant Gardener in particular), but her songwriting is generally much more rock focused. Her live show incorporates more fuzz and crunch than you might expect from her records.
Right now the only record she has out is a double EP, "The Sea of Split Peas," but she'll be putting out her debut full-length March 23 and I have a feeling a lot of folks around here are gonna be touching themselves over it.
Post by Delicious Meatball Sub on Mar 6, 2015 12:24:10 GMT -5
Here's a good quote from that Grantland article:
I think I understand why: Right now, Courtney Barnett is the best in the world at writing witty, sad-eyed rock songs. And those songs require the accumulation of dozens upon dozens of finely observed details gleaned from the mundane detritus of Barnett’s daily existence. She’s like a journalist embedded in her own life, which obviously makes talking to me redundant
Got the new album today. Really glad she is playing on Thursday because I'm already worried about Friday's Clusterfuck Carrousel. To say she is a great lyricist is understating her talent. I'm expecting her to produce more great albums. Hope she puts on a good live show.
Saw her at Coachella. It's everything I expected. Just strait music, a little banter, no special effects, she probably didnt put a comb through her hair. I love it, no flash, all substance.
It was just her, her bassist and her drummer on stage. I didn't realise she could shred like that. Her studio work would suggest it would be a lot more singer-songwriter style than what we got last night, which had a very garage rock feel interspersed with more downtempo moments. I saw some talk on another thread speculating that she only got 45 minutes because she didn't have the material to fill an hour; FWIW, she played an hour twenty last night, including a five minute encore break, and there were quite a few songs I was expecting her to play that she didn't. That's not a bad thing, either. I like being surprised.
I also seriously enjoyed her second opener, Teeth & Tongue - expect them to make waves on the US festival circuit next year.