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Courtney Barnett Shares New Song for “Small Talk”

Tell Me How You Really Feel Out Now via Mom + Pop/Marathon Artists/Milk! Records

Oct 04, 2018 Courtney Barnett Photography by Tajette O'Halloran Bookmark and Share

Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett released a new album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, back in May via Mom + Pop/Marathon Artists/Milk! Records (it was our Album of the Week). Now she has shared a brand new song, “Small Talk,” a previously unreleased track from the Tell Me How You Really Feel sessions. In it she sings about her brother and being a “cool auntie,” among other things. The song is being released as part of Mom + Pop’s 10th anniversary album, but really it was good enough to appear on her last album, so it’s a shame it was cut. Listen to it below, followed by Barnett’s upcoming tour dates.

Read our recent cover story on Courtney Barnett here.

Also read our review of Tell Me How You Really Feel.

Previously she shared its first single, “Nameless, Faceless,” via a video for the song. (It was our #1 Song of the Week.) Then she shared a video for another song from the album, “Need a Little Time,” which featured Barnett being sent out to space and was also our #1 Song of the Week. Then she shared another song from the album, “City Looks Pretty,” which was released on Record Store Day and was also our #1 Song of the Week. She then performed four songs on Live From Here, the public radio show hosted by Chris Thile formerly known as Prairie Home Companion. She also shared a video for the new song “Sunday Roast” and performed “Nameless, Faceless” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Then she shared a video for “Charity.”

Last year Barnett teamed up with American singer/songwriter/guitarist Kurt Vile for the collaborative album, Lotta Sea Lice, which came out in October via Matador. (It was one of our Top 100 Albums of 2017.)

Read our 2017 interview with Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile on Lotta Sea Lice.

Barnett released her debut full-length album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, via Mom + Pop in 2015 and it landed at #6 on Under the Radar‘s Top 100 Albums of 2015 list.

Also read our joint interview between Barnett and Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, from our Best of 2015 issue.

Courtney Barnett Tour Dates:

10/5/18 - Greek Theatre, Los Angeles ++
10/8/18 - Paramount Theatre, Seattle
10/9/18 - Vogue Theatre, Vancouver
10/10/18 - Vogue Theatre, Vancouver SOLD OUT
10/11/18 - McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland
10/12/18 - McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland SOLD OUT
10/14/18 - Treasure Island Music Festival, Oakland *
10/17/18 - Pabst Theatre, Waukesha SOLD OUT
10/18/18 - Riviera Theatre, Chicago
10/19/18 - Stage AE, Pittsburgh
10/21/18 - House Of Blues Boston, Boston SOLD OUT
10/22/18 - Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn ^
10/23/18 - The Fillmore - Philadelphia
10/25/18 - Marathon Music Works, Nashville
10/27/18 - Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre, Austin

With Waxahatchee
* w/ Lord Huron, Sharon Van Etten
++ With Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, and Waxahatchee
^ Mom+Pop 10th Anniversary Party

UK / EU tour dates:

11/1/18 - Berlin at Huxleys Neue Welt, Berlin +
11/3/18 - Kagelbanan, Stockholm +
11/4/18 - Vega, Copenhagen +
11/5/18 - Rockerfeller Music Hall, Oslo +
11/7/18 - Casino De Paris, Paris +
11/9/18 - Schlachthof, Wiesbaden +
11/10/18 - Sonic City Festival, Kortrijk +
11/12/18 - Olympia Theatre, Dublin +
11/14/18 - O2 Brixton Academy, London +
11/15/18 - O2 Academy, Oxford +
11/16/18 - The Dome, Brighton+
11/18/18- The Great Hall, Cardiff+
11/19/18 - O2 Academy 1, Birmingham +
11/20/18 - O2 Academy, Glasgow +
11/21/18 - Northumbria University, Newcastle +

+ with Laura Jean

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