Courtney Barnett to release Jack White-produced single, announces special edition of latest album

Courtney Barnett to release Jack White-produced single, announces special edition of latest album

Combining the killer one-two combination of witty, wry observations and toe-tapping rhythms, Courtney Barnett has pretty much owned the hearts and minds of music fans on both sides of the hemisphere in 2015. Short of being nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, it’s hard to imagine anyone having a better year ever. But let’s try…

Somehow, this golden run is continuing with the news that Courtney Barnett will cap off The Year of The Courtney Barnett (I’m in the process of petitioning the Chinese Horoscope Authorities to have this officially recognized) with not only a killer re-release of her incredibly popular debut album Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit (which will now be accompanied with a bonus disc of a live session she recorded with her band at Electric Ladyland and a John Cale cover), but also a single for Third Man Records’s “Blue Series.” The single was recorded by Jack White and will feature an A-side of “Boxing Day Blues (Revisited)” and a B-side cover of Rowland Howard’s goth ballad “Shivers” (made famous by another totally grouse Aussie Nick Cave during the Boys Next Door era).

Oh, and just to confirm that Barnett is officially “so hot right now,” Musicfeeds has just announced that she’s scored a swag of nominations at the ARIAs (Australia’s answer to the Grammys), including Album of the Year, Best Female Artist, Best Independent Release, Best Rock Album, Breakthrough Artist, Best Australian Live Act, and Best Video. Oh, and she also won the ARIA for Best Cover Art, which she drew herself.

The special edition of Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit will be released on November 6 while the “Boxing Day Blues (Revisited)” single is out October 16. You’ll also be able to catch Barnett on tour, with some dates with Blur.

Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit: Special Edition:

01. Elevator Operator
02. Pedestrian At Best
03. An Illustration Of Loneliness (Sleepless In New York)
04. Small Poppies
05. Depreston
06. Aqua Profunda!
07. Dead Fox
08. Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party
09. Debbie Downer
10. Kim’s Caravan
11. Boxing Day Blues

01. Lance Jr (Live at The Electric Lady Studios)
02. Canned Tomatoes (Live at The Electric Lady Studios)
03. Scotty Says (Live at The Electric Lady Studios)
04. History Eraser (Live at The Electric Lady Studios)
05. Avant Gardener (Live at The Electric Lady Studios)
06. David (Live at The Electric Lady Studios)
07. Close Watch (Written by John Cale)

Courtney Barnett - “Blue Series”
A. Boxing Day Blues (Revisited)
B. Shivers


10.20.15 - Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, CA *
10.21.15 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
10.23.15 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY *
10.29.15 - Umeda Club Quattro - Osaka, Japan
10.30.15 - Ebisu Liquid Room - Tokyo, Japan
11.05.15 - Bodega - Wellington, New Zealand
11.06.15 - St. James - Auckland, New Zealand
11.07.15 - Foundry - Christchurch, New Zealand
11.20.15 -Technikum Kultfabrik - Munich, Germany
11.21.15 - Postbahnhof am Ostbahnhof - Berlin, Germany
11.23.15 - Bürgerhaus Stollwerck - Cologne, Germany
11.25.15 - The Forum - London, UK
11.26.15 - The Forum - London, UK
11.27.15 - Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton, UK
11.29.15 - ATP Festival - Prestatyn, UK
11.30.15 - The Ritz - Manchester, UK
12.01.15 - O2 Academy - Liverpool, UK
12.02.15 - O2 ABC - Glasgow, UK
12.04.15 - O2 Academy - Bristol, UK
12.05.15 - Gaite Lyrique - Paris, France
12.28.15 - 12.31.15 - Falls Festival - Australia
01.07.16 - Astor Theatre - Mount Lawley Wa, Australia
01.08.16 - Southbound Festival - Busselton Wa, Australia
01.16.16 - Enmore Theatre - Newtown, Australia
01.22.16 - Palais Theatre - Melbourne, Australia

* w/ Blur


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