Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett teases new music

Courtney Barnett has shared a video showing her trying out various musical instruments. She goes from an acoustic guitar to an upright piano while Barnett sings what seems to be pieces of new songs she has been working on with the video ending with text that says “Tell Me How You Really Feel.” Watch it below.


Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett hang out with family in new video

Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett have released a new video for their song, “Continental Breakfast,” from their upcoming album Lotta Sea Lice. The clip was directed by Danny Cohen, who says it delves “into their lives and the time spent with family and friends between recording /touring.” Watch the video below. Lotta Sea Lice is due out October 13th via Matador and Marathon Artists.

Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett detail new album, share new song “Over Everything”

Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett have released a video for their new track “Over Everything.” It was directed by Danny Cohen and can be watched below. “Over Everything” is the first single from the pair’s upcoming collaborative album Lotta Sea Lice, which is set to be released October 13th through Matador. Check out the album artwork above and tracklist below. Vile and Barnett will also go on a North American tour this fall, their itinerary can be found here.

Lotta Sea Lice features a few covers of each other’s music.

Lotta Sea Lice:

01 Over Everything
02 Let It Go
03 Fear Is Like a Forest
04 Outta the Woodwork
05 Continental Breakfast
06 On Script
07 Blue Cheese
08 Peepin’ Tom
09 Untogether

Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett recording together

Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett have been teasing fans about a collaboration on social media, uploading photos of themselves in the studio. Australian recording studio, Newmarket Studios has revealed the duo are now working on a “forthcoming compilation,” as Triple J points out. Full details of the collaboration on the project are scarce, the studio notes that producer/engineer Callum John Barter is involved.

Austin festival Sound on Sound announces inaugural lineup

Graham Williams, who is the founder of Austin’s beloved Fun Fun Fun Fest, split recently from Transmission Events, the concert-promoting company behind Fun Fun Fun Fest, and he began a new company called Margin Walker. Fun Fun Fun Fest may or may not happen this year still. But Williams began a new festival called Sound On Sound and it has practically taken over the Fun Fun Fun. The first Sound On Sound festival is going to be at Austin’s Sherwood Forest Faire 11/4-6, and it’s got an all-over-the-place lineup including Beach House, Phantogram, Run The Jewels, Big Boi, Purity Ring, Descendents, and local Austinites Explosions In The Sky. Check out the full lineup below.

Beach House
Explosions In The Sky
Run The Jewels
Big Boi
Purity Ring
Courtney Barnett
Death Grips
Young Thug
Mac DeMarco
Guided By Voices
Charles Bradley And His Extrordinaires
Boys Noize
The Dead Milkmen
Youth Of Today
Jagwar Ma
Thee Oh Sees
Wild Nothing
Aesop Rock
Touché Amoré
Bob Mould
Dillinger Escape Plan
Girls Against Boys
Empress Of
Car Seat Headrest
Shannon And The Clams
Diarrhea Planet
Alex G
The Range
Denzel Curry
Kero Kero Bonito
Beach Slang
Good Riddance
Old Man Gloom
The Relationship (Brian Bell of Weezer)
Into It. Over It.
Diet Cig
White Lung
Youth Code
Planes Mistaken For Stars
War On Women
Open Mike Eagle
American Sharks
Calliope Musicals
Magna Carda
Night Drive
Moving Panoramas
Leopold & His Fiction
Piñata Protest
Die Young
Emily Wolfe
Us Weekly

That is a great lineup! Head over here for all the relevant details.

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Your Best American Girl – Mitski

2. Love Is a Losing Game – Amy Winehouse

3. Not in Luv – QUARTERBACKS

4. Bamboo – Hinds

5. Avant Gardener – Courtney Barnett

6. Wanted You – Twin Peaks

7. Berlin 1971 – Shorts

8. Sleep Deprivation – Glycerine Queens

9. Interesting Thing No. 2 – Posse

10. Going Forth – Axxa/Abraxas

11. Pretend U Are Free – Vertical Scratchers

12. Sandstorm – Popstrangers

13. Pedestrian Support League – Street Chant

14. Lichtung – Grayson Gilmour

15. Here She Comes – Ghost Wave

16. New Jacket – Literature

17. Second Skin – Zen Mantra

18. Honey Do – Beverly

19. Lights Are Low – Robert Scott

20. Something That Feels Bad Is… – Haunted Hearts

Courtney Barnett wins Australian Music Prize

Courtney Barnett has won the Australian Music Prize, an annual award that is given to an album made by an Australian artist. Her album Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit came out on top, beating out Tame Impala and Royal Headache, and others. She was given the award by Henry Rollins, and she will take home $30,000 Australian ($22,450).

“I respect so many Australian artists so to be picked as the one that wins is pretty amazing,” she told the audience, according to Triple J. “Plus, I’ve never had a novelty cheque before – I’m a bit nervous to hold it. One thing I like about this award, it’s judged on the art and the music and it’s not on sales or other boring shit like that; so thanks.”