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Dec 08, 2017

Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett and American singer/songwriter/guitarist Kurt Vile have teamed up for a new collaborative albumLotta Sea Lice, which came out in October via Matador, as well as a collaborative fall tour featuring an "all-star band." Now they have stopped by NPR's offices to perform four songs as a Tiny Desk Concert. More

Nov 03, 2017

Last night the duo and band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform "Over Everything" on the broadcast show (although the restrictions of TV performances means it's a shorter version of the song).  More

Album of the Week: Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile

Lotta Sea Lice Out Now via Matador

Oct 13, 2017

When news first broke that Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett were teaming up for a collaborative project, it was met with an unusually high amount of excitement. The last few years have seen dozens of reunions, team-ups and supergroups in the indie world, some of them good, most of them completely missable; yet even those who know the bare minimum about these two artists could see them for an unnaturally easy pair. More

7 Best Songs of the Week: Little Dragon, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, and More

Plus Lindstrøm, First Aid Kit, The Weather Station, FAN, Wild Beasts, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 29, 2017

It wasn't the strongest week for truly compelling new tracks, but there was still enough of note to make us rally and put together a decent Songs of the Week post. To help you sort through the multitude of fresh songs released in the last seven days, we have picked the seven best this week had to offer, along with highlighting other notable new tracks shared this week.  More

Sep 26, 2017

Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett and American singer/songwriter/guitarist Kurt Vile have teamed up for a new collaborative album, Lotta Sea Lice, which is due out October 13 via Matador, as well as a collaborative fall tour featuring an "all-star band." Now they have shared a video for another song from the album, "Continental Breakfast." The video features footage of Barnett and Vile in their respective homes in their respective countries.  More

Nine Best Songs of the Week: Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, The National, Baxter Dury, and More

Plus Alex Lahey, Jessie Ware, Mathew Dear + Tegan and Sara, Ted Leo, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 01, 2017

What a packed week for great new tracks. We could have easily done a Top 15. Some artists that almost made the cut include A. Savage, Bully, John Maus, Father John Misty (remixed by The Haxan Cloak), Tricky, Wolf Parade, and Zola Jesus.  More

Aug 30, 2017

Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett and American singer/songwriter/guitarist Kurt Vile previously announced they were teaming up for a new collaborative album, as well as a collaborative fall tour featuring an "all-star band." More

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile Announce Collaborative Album and Tour

Fall Tour to Feature an "All-Star Band" with Members of Sleater-Kinney and Warpaint

Jun 07, 2017

Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett and American singer/songwriter/guitarist Kurt Vile are teaming up for a new collaborative album, which will be supported by a collaborative fall tour featuring an "all-star band." More

Courtney Barnett Shares New Song – “How to Boil An Egg”

Available as a 7-Inch via Split Singles Club

May 15, 2017

Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett released her debut full-length album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, via Mom + Pop in 2015 and landed at #6 on Under the Radar's Top 100 Albums of 2015 list. Now she has shared a new song, "How to Boil An Egg." More

Watch: Courtney Barnett Shares “Elevator Operator” Video Featuring Jeff Tweedy and Sleater-Kinney

Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit Out Now via Mom + Pop

Jul 06, 2016

Last year Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett released her debut full-length album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, via Mom + Pop and landed at #6 on Under the Radar's Top 100 Albums of 2015 list. Now she has shared a video for "Elevator Operator," which fittingly features Barnett as an elevator operator and features some cool cameos.  More

May 31, 2016

Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday night to cover Grateful Dead's "New Speedway Boogie."  More

Watch Highlights of “SNL” Finale: Courtney Barnett, Fred Armisen, and The Lonely Island

Plus Carrie Brownstein, Paul Simon, and That Dead Poets Society Sketch

May 23, 2016

Saturday night saw the season finale to Saturday Night Live. Former cast member Fred Armisen was the guest host and Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett was the musical guest. Below are some highlights of the episode. More

Mar 24, 2016

Last week The National revealed the tracklist and release date for for their Grateful Dead tribute compilation Day Of The Dead. Now they’ve shared five songs featuring some well-known musicians: The War On Drugs' “Touch Of Grey,” Courtney Barnett’s “New Speedway Boogie,” Bruce Hornsby and Justin Vernon’s old band DeYarmond Edison's “Black Muddy River,” The National's “Morning Dew,” and Phosphorescent, Jenny Lewis and Friends cover of “Sugaree." More

Watch Courtney Barnett Perform “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party” on “Colbert”

Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit Out Now via Mom + Pop

Feb 18, 2016

Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett may have been robbed at the Grammys on Monday, losing the Best New Artist award to mainstream pop star Meghan Trainor, but last night she made a triumphant return to U.S. late night TV, performing "Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go to the Party" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.  More

Listen: Courtney Barnett - “Three Packs a Day”

Song About Ramen Noodles to Appear on Good for You Milk! Records Comp

Jan 11, 2016

Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett has shared a new song, "Three Packs a Day," which is her ode to instant ramen noodles, not cigarettes. The song will be featured on Good for You, a new 6-song compilation album to be released by her Australian label, Milk! Records. More

Coachella 2016 Announces Line-up Featuring LCD Soundsystem, Guns N’ Roses, Lush, CHVRCHES, and More

Plus M83, Wolf Alice, Beach House, Grimes, Sufjan Stevens, Foals, Deerhunter, Bat For Lashes, and Others

Jan 04, 2016

Coachella has announced the line-up for their 2016 festival, which goes down in Indio, California over two weekends in April (with the same bill each weekend). Friday and Saturday are headlined by two newly reformed bands, LCD Soundsystem and Guns N' Roses (featuring the reunion of Axl Rose and Slash). Calvin Harris headlines Sunday night. More

Grammy Nominations: Kendrick Lamar, Mark Ronson, Tame Impala, Wolf Alice, Courtney Barnett, etc.

Plus Florence and the Machine, The Weeknd, Father John Misty, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Björk, and More

Dec 07, 2015

This morning nominations for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards were announced, with the ceremony to go down on February 15, 2016. Kendrick Lamar is nominated 11 times. Other nominees include Mark Ronson, Tame Impala, Wolf Alice, Courtney Barnett, Florence and the Machine, The Weeknd, Caribou, Jamie xx, Alabama Shakes, Death Cab for Cutie, The Dead Weather, and more. More

Courtney Barnett to Release New Jack White-Produced Single, Shares Boys Next Door Cover

"Boxing Day Blues Revisited" Due Out October 16, Listen to B-Side "Shivers" Now

Oct 05, 2015

Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett will release a new single that's been produced by Jack White and is being released on October 16 as part of Third Man's Blue Series. The A-side, "Boxing Day Blues Revisited," is an epilogue to "Boxing Day" (a song found on Barnett's debut full-length album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, which is out now via Mom + Pop). More

Watch: Courtney Barnett - “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party” Video

Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit Out Now via Mom + Pop

Aug 20, 2015

Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett has shared a video for "Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go to the Party." Jon White directed the video, which was shot 48 hours ago in London.  More

Jul 03, 2015

Back on May 15 Courtney Barnett played a hometown show at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne, Australia. The good folks over at Moshcam filmed the whole show. Today we're premiering video of one song from the show, "An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in NY)." The whole show goes live on Monday, July 6, at Moshcam.com. More

Watch Courtney Barnett Perform an Acoustic Version of “Depreston” as a Web-Exclusive For Fallon

Filmed When She Performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Two Weeks Ago

Jun 29, 2015

A couple of weeks ago Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform "Pedestrian at Best."  More

Jun 17, 2015

Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night to perform "Pedestrian at Best" on a night when Fallon also welcomed Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush and comedy icon Billy Crystal.  More

Watch Courtney Barnett Perform “Dead Fox” on “Conan”

Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit Out Now

Jun 02, 2015

Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett stopped by Conan last night to perform "Dead Fox." "Dead Fox" can be found on Barnett's debut full-length album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, which is out now. More

May 29, 2015

While she's currently back in the states touring in support of her excellent new album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, while spending some time in Europe not too long ago, Courtney Barnett took part in a "Take Away Show" session for French music site La Blogothèque. More

Watch: Courtney Barnett Gets Animated in “Dead Fox” Video

Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit Out Now

May 11, 2015

Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett has released an animated video for "Dead Fox." Rory Kerr and Paul Ruttledg directed and animated the video, which humorously plays off the song's lyrics.  More

Watch: Courtney Barnett - “Kim’s Caravan” Video

Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit Available Now

Apr 15, 2015

Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett has just premiered a haunting music video for her song "Kim's Caravan," from her new album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. More

Under the Radar Announces April/May Issue with Tame Impala on the Cover

Issue 53 Also Includes Interviews with Death Cab for Cutie, Mew, My Morning Jacket, The Jesus and Mary Chain on Psychocandy, Father John Misty, Charlie Cox of Marvel's: Daredevil, Domhnall Gleeson, Courtney Barnett, and More

Apr 10, 2015

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the April/May 2015 issue, which is about to hit newsstands. It features Tame Impala on the cover. Actor Charlie Cox talks about his starring role in the new Netflix series, Marvel's Daredevil. We interview The Jesus and Mary Chain's Jim Reid and Creation Records' founder Alan McGee about the 30th anniversary of the Scottish band's iconic debut album, 1985's Psychocandy. The issue also includes interviews with Death Cab For Cutie, Mew, My Morning Jacket, Father John Misty, Domhnall Gleeson of Ex Machina, Courtney Barnett, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Laura Marling, Django Django, Will Butler, Purity Ring, San Fermin, TORRES, Twin Shadow, Matthew E. White, Amason, Jacco Gardner, Tobias Jesso Jr., Petite Noir, Natalie Prass, SOAK, and more. More

Check Out Photos from SXSW 2015 of The War on Drugs, Courtney Barnett, Laura Marling, and More

Plus Shots of The Twilight Sad, Twin Peaks, Only Real, Ibeyi, Tom Brosseau, Jess Williamson, and Seoul

Mar 27, 2015

Under the Radar's own Wendy Lynch Redfern was down in Austin for SXSW last week. Here's a selection of her live photos from non-Under the Radar events. More

Mar 19, 2015

Currently attending SXSW, earlier this week Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show to play her song "Depreston" from her upcoming record, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit. More

Mar 16, 2015

Following her EP collecting The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas, next week Australian musical artist Courtney Barnett will release her proper full-length debut Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. More

Watch: Courtney Barnett Premiere New Songs in Melbourne

Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit is Due Out March 24

Mar 12, 2015

Last night, Courtney Barnett performed a secret show in Melbourne.  More

Watch: Courtney Barnett - “Depreston” Video

New Album, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit Out March 24

Mar 02, 2015

Just a few weeks short of releasing her brand new album, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, Aussie musical artist Courtney Barnett has premiered a brand new music video featuring the track "Depreston." More

Courtney Barnett Announces World Tour Dates

Along With Belle and Sebastian, Spoon, and The Decemberists

Feb 05, 2015

Courtney Barnett is hitting cities across the world in support of her forthcoming album sometimes I sit and think, and sometimes I just sit, due out March 23 on Mom + Pop. More

Jan 29, 2015

Aussie music arist Courtney Barnett has announced the upcoming release of her new album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just SitMore

Download a Free EP From Courtney Barnett

Plus: Europe and UK Tour Dates

Nov 12, 2014

Courtney Barnett is hitting the road in Europe and the UK. But even if she’s not coming through your town, the Australian troubadour has a little gift for you.  More

Watch: Courtney Barnett Performs “Canned Tomatoes (Whole)” Live For NME

A Sea Of Split Peas Is Out Now on House Anxiety/Marathon Artists

Jul 30, 2014

Check out Courtney Barnett's live take of A Sea of Split Peas cut “Canned Tomatoes (Whole).”  More

May 13, 2014

Courtney Barnett continues to win over new fans with covers (as though her debut A Sea of Split Peas wasn’t enough). More

Watch: Courtney Barnett Perform “Ode to Odetta”

Album The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas Out Now

May 02, 2014

Continuing to cement her breakthrough status in the wake of releasing her album The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett has shared a brand new video of her playing "Ode to Odetta." More

Apr 28, 2014

Last week breakthrough Australian import Courtney Barnett made her American television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where she performed her standout single "Avant Gardener," off her EP combining album The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas. More

Apr 25, 2014

Taking a huge step in raising her profile in the U.S. rising singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett made her American television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night. More

Courtney Barnett Preps a Record Store Day Zine

Watch: “Anonymous Club” Video

Apr 17, 2014

The good news? Courtney Barnett is prepping a zine in honor of Record Store Day.  More

Watch: Courtney Barnett – “Anonymous Club” Video

A Sea of Split Peas is out now via Mom + Pop

Apr 15, 2014

Courtney Barnett’s track “Anonymous Club” has gotten the video treatment. More

Listen: Courtney Barnett – “Being Around (Lemonheads Cover)”

A Sea Of Split Peas Is Out April 15 on Mom+Pop

Mar 28, 2014

Courtney Barnett, leading lady of Australia’s folk scene (or any other folk scene for that matter), recently covered The Lemonheads’ “Being Around” at a Sirius XMU session.  More

Courtney Barnett Signs to Mom + Pop

The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas Due Out April 15

Feb 12, 2014

We’re big fans of “Pleased to Meet You” artist Courtney Barnett. Looks like we’re not the only ones.  More

Watch: Courtney Barnett - “Avant Gardener (NME Session)”

Of Anaphylactic Attacks and Guitar Ballads

Jan 02, 2014

Australian folkie Courtney Barnett recently stopped by NME. More

Under the Radar’s November/December Issue, Featuring HAIM on the Cover, is on Newsstands Now

Also Features Interviews with Cut Copy, Cocteau Twins on Blue Bell Knoll, Cillian Murphy vs. Nils Frahm, Anna Calvi, Luke Temple, Willis Earl Beal, Glasser, Courtney Barnett, Midlake, Mac DeMarco vs. Beach Fossils, Dan Harmon, and more

Nov 19, 2013

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the November/December 2013 issue, which is on newsstands now and will be out until late December/early January. It features HAIM on the cover as well as interviews with Cut CopyCocteau Twins on Blue Bell KnollCillian Murphy vs. Nils FrahmAnna CalviLuke TempleWillis Earl BealGlasserYuckMidlakeYamantaka // Sonic TitanDeltron 3030, Courtney BarnettMac DeMarco vs. Beach Fossils, Dan Harmonand much more. More

Oct 01, 2013

Over the past year Melbourne, Australia songwriter Courtney Barnett has been making a rising name for herself with her unique blend of half-rambling, lyrical storytelling and jangly, guitar pop. More


Interviews

Dec 08, 2017

A strange sort of math seems to underlie the chemistry of creativity. Any time two great artists are added to each other in equal measures, the product of their union almost always yields something less than what either of them could create on their own.  More

May 20, 2016

The last time Courtney Barnett and Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy saw one another face-to-face was at the November 2014 Crossing Border Festival in the Netherlands city of Den Haag.  More

The End: Courtney Barnett on Endings and Death

"[Heaven is] a place where nobody suffers. And there's heaps of popcorn but it never gets stuck in your teeth."

Dec 04, 2015

To end out the week, we ask Courtney Barnett some questions about endings and death. Earlier this year the Australian singer/songwriter and guitarist released her debut full-length album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, via Mom + Pop. It's the follow-up to 2013's EP collection, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peasand once again displays Barnett's mastery as a lyricist and witty storyteller. More

Courtney Barnett

Pulp Nonfiction

Jan 22, 2014

Last May, Melbourne-based singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett earned an APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) Song of the Year nomination for "History Eraser," a lyrically vivid composition that she recorded with her band and released on her own label, Milk! Records. More


Reviews

SXSW 2015 Friday - Courtney Barnett, Tobias Jesso Jr., Will Butler, Twin Peaks, and More

Apr 02, 2015

Even though she is only just over two years old, this was the third SXSW for my daughter Rose (she first attended as a two-and-a-half-month-old, spending most of the time in the hotel room with my wife Wendy's mother). More

Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

Mom + Pop

Mar 20, 2015

Just where did Courtney Barnett come from? One moment she's an anonymous Australian singer/songwriter with a tangled mop of hair, the next she's at the helm of the new grunge revival. For someone who has released only a few—relatively impressive—EPs, it has been a meteoric rise. More

The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas

The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas

House Anxiety/Marathon Artists

Oct 24, 2013

On her recorded output to date, singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett has shaped an identity with too many edges to neatly define her.  More