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The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas - 10th Anniversary Edition

    10th anniversary of this double EP collection. Here’s what we said about it on it’s original release:

    Lead single ‘Avant Gardener’ is a vivid display of Courtney Barnett’s magic. A hookladen fug of country roots and discordant psychedelia with a dreamlike narrative.

    The collection is a record of two halves, and collates her story so far. It fittingly begins with six brand new songs and is then backed with six older tracks which were originally released in the form of her 2012 debut EP. Together, ‘The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas’ spans genres and stories, and is a unique introduction to an incomparable and exciting new talent.

    As well as ‘Avant Gardener’, selected highlights include the gorgeous and woozy piano-strewn opener ‘Out Of The Woodwork’, which shows the darker side of her writing. ‘Anonymous Club’ sees Courtney at her romantic, melancholic best, while the infectious, Dylan-esque cavalcade that is ‘History Eraser’ was recently nominated alongside Tame Impala for the APRA Song Of The Year back in Australia.

    TRACK LISTING

    Out Of The Woodwork
    Don’t Apply Compression Gently
    Avant Gardener
    History Eraser
    David
    Anonymous Club
    Lance Jr.
    Are You Looking After Yourself
    Scotty Says
    Canned Tomatoes (Whole)
    Porcelain
    Ode To Odetta

    Kurt Vile / Courtney Barnett

    This Time Of Night / Different Now

      Suicide Squeeze celebrates Chastity Belt with the latest in its split 7" single series–a pair of covers by Friends of the Band and tourmates Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett. For this release, Kurt and Courtney each recorded a song from the band's third album, 2017's I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone, in their signature styles. Side K is Kurt's version of "This Time of Night," on which he lovingly recreates the anxious interplay of Julia Shapiro and Lydia Lund's guitars, stretching each note of the song's fraught vocal melody to its breaking point. Flip the record to Side C for Courtney's take on "Different Now," where she pulls the song from its Pacific Northwest haze, leaves it out to dry in the middle of the desert, and wrings something almost joyous from the original's ambiguity. 

      Courtney Barnett

      End Of The Day (Music From The Film Anonymous Club)

        Anonymous Club is Danny Cohen's candid documentary about the personal travails and hard-fought triumphs of Courtney Barnett, as she rose through the ranks of indie rock during the last decade.

        A cautiously redemptive portrait, any happy ending reflects the possibilities of fulfillment and stability, not the things themselves. In May 2021, months before the film's release, Courtney Barnett and collaborator Stella Mozgawa rendezvoused with Cohen in Melbourne to shape a score that fit that premise--nothing too obvious or instructive, to tell the audience how they should feel. Barnett found she liked listening to what the duo had made, existing within its reflective gaze. She began sorting through those little instrumentals like amoebic puzzle pieces, figuring out how they fit into a full picture. The result is a seamless series of 17 instrumental improvisations called End of the Day: Music from the Film 'Anonymous Club', soundtrack reimagined as impressionistic sound-art collage. Like Barnett's rock songs, they wordlessly ask hard questions of our softest parts, wondering what it is we really find there.

        TRACK LISTING

        Start Somewhere
        Life Balance
        First Slow
        A To B
        (Electricity)
        Two Circles Reflecting
        End Of The Day
        Floating Down
        Spring Ascends
        Intro
        B To C
        Like Water
        Gold Room
        Sun Through
        River
        Get On With It
        Eternity Repeat

        Courtney Barnett

        Things Take Time, Take Time

          Things Take Time, Take Time” is an assured leap forward for Barnett; a breakthrough really. This is Barnett at her most relaxed, creative and joyful. An exquisite look at the intimate, private world created by Barnett and her producer Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint, Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile). It’s consequently her most beautiful and intimate record to date.

          TRACK LISTING

          Rae Street
          Sunfair Sundown
          Here’s The Thing
          Before You Gotta Go
          Turning Green
          Take It Day By Day
          If I Don’t Hear From You Tonight
          Write A List Of Things To Look Forward To
          Splendour
          Oh The Night

          On October 22nd 2019 Courtney Barnett performed a unique and special show at the invitation of MTV in her hometown of Melbourne.

          The “Unplugged” performance features Barnett as you’ve never heard her before, warm, vulnerable and emotional, performing a stirring set of eight songs to an intimate audience including “Depreston”, “Avant Gardner” and “Sunday Roast”.

          Joined by her usual band Dave Mudie and Bones Sloane, she also enlisted cellist Lucy Waldron.

          Barnett made the night even more iconic by inviting some of her favourite musicians to collaborate including legendary songwriter Paul Kelly, angelically-voiced New Zealander Marlon Williams and Milk! Records label-mate Evelyn Ida Morris.

          The performances include covers of Leonard Cohen, Archie Roach and Seeker Lover Keeper as well as a never-before-heard original track from Courtney herself titled "Play It On Repeat".



          STAFF COMMENTS

          Barry says: This MTV unplugged session shows another side to the charismatic rock and or roll of Barnett and team, opting instead for a more meditative and contemplative suite of 'acoustic' numbers (as good as it is, acoustic is a bit of a stretch) all topped with Barnett's unmistakeable vocal prowess. Great stuff.

          TRACK LISTING

          Depreston
          Sunday Roast
          Charcoal Lane (featuring Paul Kelly) - Written By Archie Roach
          Avant Gardener
          Nameless, Faceless (featuring Evelyn Morris)
          Untitled (Play It On Repeat)
          Not Only I (featuring Marlon Williams) - Written By Seeker Lover Keeper
          So Long, Marianne - Written By Leonard Cohen

          The Grammy and Brit nominated Courtney Barnett returns with her second album - 'Tell Me How You Really Feel.' It follows her critically acclaimed 2015 debut album 'Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit', and a recent top 10 collaborative record, 'Lotta Sea Lice', with Kurt Vile. One of the most distinctive voices in music, Courtney is known for mixing witty observations with unflinching self-assessment - fast forward to now and although all of the cleaver turns of phrase and an eye for story telling are still there; this new collection of songs see a more serious and outwardly tone capturing the current social landscape yet still retaining moments of intimacy and warmth. As the world becomes more familiar with Courtney Barnett these songs feel comforting and emphatic yet that raw energy and the ability to make the listener think still remain.

          STAFF COMMENTS

          Barry says: Another absolute stormer from Courtney, though you might have already heard the superb 'Nameless, Faceless' from the 7" a little while ago, and 'City Looks Pretty' and 'Sunday Roast' from the RSD 12", there are a bunch of gems to uncover on this including the snarling skate-punk melodicism of my personal highlight, 'Charity'. Killer.

          TRACK LISTING

          Hopefullessness
          City Looks Pretty
          Charity
          Need A Little Time
          Nameless, Faceless
          Im Not Your Mother, Im Not Your Bitch
          Crippling Self Doubt And A General Lack Of Self Confidence
          Help Your Self
          Walkin On Eggshells
          Sunday Roast

          Courtney Barnett

          City Looks Pretty / Sunday Roast

            Exclusively for Record Store Day Courtney Barnett releases a new track 'City Looks Pretty' + for a limited time only you'll be able to hear album track 'Sunday Roast' only via this 12"! After the release of the critically acclaimed 'Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit' and the 'Lotta Sea Lice' collaboration with Kurt Vile, a life on the road and all of its quirks appears on track 'City Looks Pretty' while 'Sunday Roast' sees Courtney her most reflective & emphatic self in a beautiful down tempo moment. A release that perfectly captures the many facets of Courtney's upcoming second album 'Tell Me How You Really Feel' released May 18th

            Courtney Barnett

            Nameless, Faceless

              First taster from the new Courtney Barnett LP, "Tell Me How You Really Feel", and needless to say we're all very excited here at Piccadilly!

              Limited edition numbered copies.

              A conversation between friends, documented in raw, unvarnished song form, brimming with personal history, crackling with energy and shot through with humour - this is the collaborative album of Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile. Two of the most acclaimed and gifted song writers of our generation “Lotta Sea Lice” also sees them roping in friends such as Dirty Three, Stella from Warpaint and Mick Harvey to create a body of work that sounds organic & candid.

              The shared chemistry is immediately apparent in the breathtaking jam of opener and first single “Over Everything”, with dovetailing vocal lines and intricate, shimmering guitar stylings from the pair. The lyrics play out as a rambling dialogue as they compare notes about song-writing and inspiration – it was the first song written for this project, and comes accompanied by a beautiful black and white video from Australian director Danny Cohen which features Courtney and Kurt swapping lines over series of jaw dropping backdrops in rural Victoria and New Jersey as well as Melbourne and Philadelphia. It’s deceptively simple but incredibly effective.

              Other tracks include the bluesy “Let it Go”, which itself was inspired by texts and emails between the duo, and the drop dead gorgeous ‘Continental Breakfast”, which showcases a more melodic side as the two harmonise over finger-picked acoustic guitars.

              There are even more surprises in store, however, when the pair tackle each other’s tracks, with Vile delivering a delicious, souped-up version of “Outta the Woodwork” backed by Barnett herself, and Barnett taking on Vile’s “Peepin’ Tomboy” completely solo, to spine tingling results. The overall effect is that of Barnett and Vile throwing open the doors to their house to listeners - this is certainly Courtney and Kurt’s party alright, but this time, everyone is invited.

              TRACK LISTING

              Over Everything
              Let It Go
              Fear Is Like A Forest
              Outta The Woodwork
              Continental Breakfast
              On Script
              Blue Cheese
              Peepin' Tom
              Untogether

              Courtney Barnett

              Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Special Edition)

                The CD version includes 'Live From Electric Ladyland Studios NY' audio CD with card wallet, a download card with the exclusive cover of John Cale’s 'Close Watch', an A4 poster of 'Sometimes...' album cover and 4 x Polaroids taken by Courtney Barnett.

                The LP Version includes gatefold double yellow vinyl of 'Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit' album audio, plus a download card of mp3s of the album, the live tracks and the John Cale cover. There’s also an A2 poster of 'Sometimes...' album cover and 4 x Polaroids of Courtney & CB3.

                Following the runaway success of her EP collection, 'The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas', Courtney Barnett returns with her debut album. Recorded in the Autumn of 2014 in an intense 10 day session at Head Gap studios in Melbourne, the album finally brings Barnett's incisive vision into stark, unflinching focus; her wit sharpened to a knife edge, her melodies more infectious and addictive than ever.

                'Sometimes I Just Sit and Think, and Sometimes I just Sit' cements Barnett's standing as one of the most distinctive voices in indie rock. Mixing witty, often hilarious observations with devastating self-assessment over a beguiling collection of songs that reveals her as an ambitious songwriter with an ear for clever turns of phrase and an eye for story-song details that are literate without being pretentious. Depressing rentals and dead foxes, go-nowhere relationships and dead end suburbs, even her own fears, doubts and insecurities - nothing escapes Barnett's caustic sense of humour.

                If 'The Double EP' announced the arrival of a major new talent, 'Sometimes…' consolidates that promise and marks Courtney Barnett as one of the best and most unique voices around, period.

                TRACK LISTING

                CD 1/LP’S:
                Elevator Operator
                Pedestrian At Best
                An Illustration Of Loneliness (Sleepless In New York)
                Small Poppies
                Depreston
                Aqua Profunda!
                Dead Fox
                Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party
                Debbie Downer
                Kim's Caravan
                Boxing Day Blues

                CD 2/Download Card:
                Lance Jr (Live At Electric Lady Studios)
                Canned Tomatoes (Live At Electric Lady Studios)
                Scotty Says (Live At Electric Lady Studios)
                History Eraser (Live At Electric Lady Studios)
                Avant Gardener (Live At Electric Lady Studios)
                David (Live At Electric Lady Studios)
                Close Watch

                Courtney Barnett

                Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

                Following the runaway success of her EP collection, 'The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas', Courtney Barnett returns with her debut album. Recorded in the Autumn of 2014 in an intense 10 day session at Head Gap studios in Melbourne, the album finally brings Barnett's incisive vision into stark, unflinching focus; her wit sharpened to a knife edge, her melodies more infectious and addictive than ever.

                'Sometimes I Just Sit and Think, and Sometimes I just Sit' cements Barnett's standing as one of the most distinctive voices in indie rock. Mixing witty, often hilarious observations with devastating self-assessment over a beguiling collection of songs that reveals her as an ambitious songwriter with an ear for clever turns of phrase and an eye for story-song details that are literate without being pretentious. Depressing rentals and dead foxes, go-nowhere relationships and dead end suburbs, even her own fears, doubts and insecurities - nothing escapes Barnett's caustic sense of humour.

                If 'The Double EP' announced the arrival of a major new talent, 'Sometimes…' consolidates that promise and marks Courtney Barnett as one of the best and most unique voices around, period.


                TRACK LISTING

                Elevator Operator
                Pedestrian At Best
                An Illustration Of Loneliness (Sleepless In New York)
                Small Poppies
                Depreston
                Aqua Profunda!
                Dead Fox
                Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party
                Debbie Downer
                Kim's Caravan
                Boxing Day Blues

                Lead single ‘Avant Gardener’ is a vivid display of Courtney Barnett’s magic. A hookladen fug of country roots and discordant psychedelia with a dreamlike narrative.

                The collection is a record of two halves, and collates her story so far. It fittingly begins with six brand new songs and is then backed with six older tracks which were originally released in the form of her 2012 debut EP. Together, ‘The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas’ spans genres and stories, and is a unique introduction to an incomparable and exciting new talent.

                As well as ‘Avant Gardener’, selected highlights include the gorgeous and woozy piano-strewn opener ‘Out Of The Woodwork’, which shows the darker side of her writing. ‘Anonymous Club’ sees Courtney at her romantic, melancholic best, while the infectious, Dylan-esque cavalcade that is ‘History Eraser’ was recently nominated alongside Tame Impala for the APRA Song Of The Year back in Australia.

                TRACK LISTING

                Out Of The Woodwork
                Don’t Apply Compression Gently
                Avant Gardener
                History Eraser
                David
                Anonymous Club
                Lance Jr.
                Are You Looking After Yourself
                Scotty Says
                Canned Tomatoes (Whole)
                Porcelain
                Ode To Odetta


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