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COURTNEY BARNETT RELEASES VIDEO FOR ‘KIM’S CARAVAN’ FOR RECORD STORE DAY + OZ TOUR STARTS

COURTNEY BARNETT RELEASES STUNNING VIDEO FOR ‘KIM’S CARAVAN’ IN CELEBRATION OF RECORD STORE DAY + AUSTRALIAN TOUR STARTS

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Courtney Barnett has released the devastatingly beautiful and poignant video for ‘Kim’s Caravan’ from her debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, an album which recently debuted at number #10 on the US Billboard album sales charts and #4 on the ARIA charts at home in Australia . ‘Kim’s Caravan’ will be released as a special Record Store Day 12″ and is paired with a gorgeous and intimate recording of John Cale’s ‘Close Watch’ as the B-Side.

Check It Out HERE!

Courtney tells us some background about the track which is written in part about environmental concerns for the Great Barrier Reef saying ‘Kim’s Caravan‘ is an apocalyptic tale of our world painted black with oil and soot, painted red with blood and greed. The song was born when blessed with time to reflect, feeling the frustration and helplessness of the destruction of my environment and the litter of humans within it. It was partly inspired by watching Black Rain Falls, a documentary about Midnight Oil’s concerts out the front of the Exxon building in NYC in 1990″. These issues and concerns are also depicted in the cover art drawn by Courtney especially for this release.

Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit is out now in Australia via Milk! Records / Remote Control Records.

COURTNEY BARNETT
AUSTRALIAN ALBUM TOUR MAY 2015
SUPPORTED BY TEETH & TONGUE**

FRIDAY APRIL 24 
Wrestpoint, Hobart TAS
w/ Tiger Choir (**Teeth & Tongue not appearing in Hobart)

THURSDAY APRIL 30 
The Gov, Adelaide, SA

FRIDAY MAY 01 *SOLD OUT*
The Gov, Adelaide, SA

SATURDAY MAY 02 *SOLD OUT*
The Bakery, Perth, WA

SUNDAY MAY 03 
The Bakery, Perth, WA

THURSDAY MAY 07 
The Metro, Sydney, NSW

FRIDAY MAY 08 *SOLD OUT*
The Metro, Sydney, NSW

SATURDAY MAY 09 *SOLD OUT*
The Hifi, Brisbane, QLD

THURSDAY MAY 14
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC

FRIDAY MAY 15 *SOLD OUT*
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC

SATURDAY MAY 16 *SOLD OUT*
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC

Teeth & Tongue Share Video for New Song ‘Cupcake’

Solo project / five-piece-band Teeth & Tongue return with video for new song ‘Cupcake’. 

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Jess Cornelius has spent the past two months at the Nes Artist Residency in Iceland working on new material. Originally recorded in Melbourne, ‘Cupcake’ was a bit of a trans-atlantic affair.
“The recording needed vocals and a few extra bits, but by that point I was in Skagastrond surrounded by miles of ice and snow, and my shared concrete work space wasn’t really appropriate for recording. I did a call-out to the Icelandic villagers for foam and cardboard, and managed to build a really ugly-looking vocal booth, then took over the residency assistant’s office for a few days to track the vocals and synths. Jade recorded her backing vocals at home in Melbourne and sent them to me in Skagastrond, and I sent the whole lot back to Melbourne to Gareth Parton for mixing”.

 

Most of the video for ‘Cupcake’ was shot out of car and bus windows while driving around North Iceland, in Skagastrond and at the residency.

“I met a Canadian graphic novelist there, and she’d taken some  similar footage, so we put it together and made projections of it. She set up her camera and filmed me with the projections against the wall of the studio one evening, with all the other artists doing their own work in the background as I mimed along. Then I sent a great pile of footage back to Sunny Leunig in Melbourne for editing”.

 

LISTEN TO THE VIDEO FOR ‘CUPCAKE’

 

Teeth & Tongue hit the road later this month supporting Courtney Barnett on her national album tour.

UPCOMING SHOWS
Supporting Courtney Barnett

THURSDAY APRIL 30 
The Gov, Adelaide, SA

FRIDAY MAY 01 *SOLD OUT*
The Gov, Adelaide, SA

SATURDAY MAY 02 *SOLD OUT*
The Bakery, Perth, WA

SUNDAY MAY 03 
The Bakery, Perth, WA

THURSDAY MAY 07 
The Metro, Sydney, NSW

FRIDAY MAY 08 *SOLD OUT*
The Metro, Sydney, NSW

SATURDAY MAY 09
The Hifi, Brisbane, QLD

THURSDAY MAY 14
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC

FRIDAY MAY 15 *SOLD OUT*
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC

SATURDAY MAY 16 *SOLD OUT*
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC

Teeth & Tongue – ‘Cupcake’ is out now via Dot Dash / Remote Control.

www.teethandtongue.com  www.facebook.com/teethandtongue   twitter.com/teethandtongue

COURTNEY BARNETT ON THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW + ANNOUNCES NEW AUSSIE TOUR DATES

COURTNEY BARNETT ON THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW + ANNOUNCES NEW AUSSIE TOUR DATES

Courtney Barnett’s highly anticipated debut album is released in Australia this Friday 20th of March and this morning Barnett marked the occasion by appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in the US. Courtney performed the latest single from her debut album ‘Depreston’ with Ellen calling her “One of my favourite new artists, I love her so much!”

click HERE to watch the performance

‘Depreston’ is available for free via iTunes along with first single ‘Pedestrian At Best’ when you pre-order Courtney’s debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit here.

Today Courtney is also excited to announce the addition of a second Melbourne show to her upcoming Australian tour after tickets to the first show completely sold out last week. Courtney will play a second show at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne on Saturday 16th of May. Tickets for this show will go on sale this Friday 20th of March. Last week also saw Barnett add a Tasmanian show date to her already extensive Australian tour. She will play the Wrestpoint in Hobart on Friday 24th of April, tickets for this show are on sale now.

Courtney Barnett will tour Australia on her Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit Album Tour in May 2015. The tour will see Courtney Barnett play in Adelaide at The Gov on Friday 1st May, Perth at The Bakery on Saturday 2nd May, Sydney at The Metro on Friday 8th May and Brisbane at The Hifi on Saturday 9th May. Courtney will wrap up the tour in hometown Melbourne with the already sold out show on Friday 15th May at The Forum and second newly announced show on Saturday 16th May

Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit will be released in Australia on Friday 20th of March 2015 via Milk! Records / Remote Control Records.

MILK! RECORDS, REMOTE CONTROL RECORDS, VILLAGE SOUNDS, TRIPLE J & NOISEY PRESENT

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COURTNEY BARNETT
AUSTRALIAN ALBUM TOUR MAY 2015
SUPPORTED BY TEETH & TONGUE

*NEW SHOW JUST ADDED*
FRIDAY APRIL 24 
Wrestpoint, Hobart TAS
CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFO

FRIDAY MAY 01
The Gov, Adelaide, SA
CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFO

SATURDAY MAY 02
The Bakery, Perth, WA
CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFO

FRIDAY MAY 08
The Metro, Sydney, NSW
CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFO

SATURDAY MAY 09
The Hifi, Brisbane, QLD
CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFO

FRIDAY MAY 15
*SOLD OUT*
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFO

*NEW SHOW JUST ADDED*
SATURDAY MAY 16
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFO

COURTNEY BARNETT ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM

COURTNEY BARNETT ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM 
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After having what can only be described as a truly amazing breakthrough year in 2014, Melbourne’s Courtney Barnett is today incredibly excited to announce details for the release of her highly-anticipated debut album entitled Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit. The first single to be lifted from the album is ‘Pedestrian At Best’ which received its worldwide radio premiere via Zane Lowe on BBC1 this morning.
CLICK TO LISTEN TO ‘PEDESTRIAN AT BEST’
Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit will be released in Australia on Friday 20th March 2015 via Milk! Records / Remote Control Records. Recorded in the autumn of 2014 in an intense 10 day session at Head Gap studios in Melbourne, the album finally brings Barnett’s pithily acute and stingingly incisive vision into stark, unflinching focus, her wit sharpened to a knife edge, her melodies more infectious and addictive than ever.

Following up from the critically lauded The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas in 2013 (which, as the title suggests, collected her first two self-released EPs to beguiling effect), her debut LP 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.

On first single, ‘Pedestrian At Best‘, Barnett turns the microscope’s glare on herself, as she lets loose an internal monologue crammed with twisting rhymes, inside jokes and self-deprecation while she muses on the fleeting nature of fame and what may or may not come after (“I must confess I’ve made a mess of what should be a small success, but I digress. At least I tried my very best… I guess”).

Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit is available for pre-order today on Deluxe White Double Gatefold Vinyl, Single LP Regular Black Vinyl and CD via www.courtneybarnett.com.au.

Courtney Barnett is currently touring Australia as a part of the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival. 

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit 

is released on Friday 20th March 2015

via Milk! Records / Remote Control Records

The Best Releases of the Year – Chuck’s Best Nuggetts for 2014!

Chuck’s 2014 with hindsight.
It has indeed been a fantastic year for Indie music and for my ears, a re-appreciation of (via a re-evaluation of) the Aussie Indie / Alternative / Experimental scene. It was also the year of the EP in many ways as some stunning talent was unleashed via the shorter format release.

I love a band that can grasp the immediacy of a short release or series of, the opportunity to give rise to experimentation from their regular sound, or just the refusal to release a full length album peppered with filler tracks.

The Aussie Indie waters can in no way be described as stagnant. The creative pools are running deep and strong in the land down under. The year kicked off with a confident salvo from two bands who, if they continue on their current trajectory, will become elders of their respective genres, The Jezabels with their sophomore outing The Brink and then Courtney Barnett threw her gauntlet in with The Double Ep; A Sea Of Split Peas.

Then in May, Caitlin Park’s second The Sleeper hit our ears and that was that. The template was cast for future releases in 2014. Thankfully Aussie Indies took up the challenge, as artist after artist came out with stunning gems from all facets of the wonderful side of music.

For my ears, it was the self-titled debut from Velociraptor that kept finding its way back into the CD player this year. Great hooks, superb use of vocals and an impressive utilization of a large collective of talent into a cohesive Indie rocker! Overall, just a fun album to listen to wearing all its reference points proudly as badges in a parade.

Black Cab’s attempt at reinterpreting the dopers dream Olympics into an Electronic missive is impressive and a great example of the Aussie Freak flag flying high. there are some stunning tracks on this album which took several years (and studios. and producers) to put together. Well worth the effort though, this one is the release they have threatened us with since they coalesced as Black Cab.

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Releases of note – Australian 2014

1 – Velociraptor – Velociraptor
2 – Black Cab – Games Of The 21st Olympiad
3 – Courtney Barnett – The Double Ep; A Sea Of Split Peas
4 – AFXJIM – Distant
5 – Caitlin Park – The sleeper
6 – Mosman Alder – Humdrum Star
7 – The Jezabels – The Brink
8 – Orphans Orphans – What’s A Boy S’possed To Do? (EP)
9 – Little May – Little May (EP)
10 – Howling Bells – Heartstrings
Peter Black – The Paintings On Your Wall Say Gambler! Gambler!
Dan Sultan – Blackbird
Fox & Fowl – Fox & Fowl (EP)
Ben Frost – Venter
Bluejuice – Retrospectable
Kingswood – Microscopic Wars
The Bombay Royale – The Island Of Dr Electrico
The Preatures – Planet Blue Eyes
The Occupants – Hindsight (EP)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – I’m In Your Mind Fuzz
Lunatics On Pogosticks – Slug Cat & Snail Dog (EP)
Axe Girl – Axe Girl
Jimmy & The Mirrors – Where’s Ben? (EP)
The Grates – Dream Team
The Ruminaters – I Hate The Ruminaters
Saskwatch – Nose Dive
Releases of note 2014 – The Rest Of The World

 

The highlight of international releases this year was Brill Bruisers from Canadian super Indies, The New Pornographers. Finally, after 15 years their 6th outing coalesced the collective genius of the band to produce their finest outing. Their ascent has been similar to a celestial alignment. We knew it was coming we just had to wait for the planets to line up. (Fellow Canadians Alvvays also released a wonderful debut in July as well). The year began with brilliant albums by the Dum Dum Girls, Ásgeir and Highasakite and the brilliant tap was left running as bands such as Death Vessel, Esben & the Witch, Band of Skulls & Wye Oak released career peaking albums.

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My favourite international weirdo release was the surprisingly brilliant A New Nature by Esben & the Witch. Aptly titled as it turns out, Esben have stirred a cauldron of equal parts eye of Post Rock, leg of Electronica, heart of Dark Folk Vocals and sprigs of Rock, Drone and Punk-Noise to produce a shimmering new beast. A New Nature indeed.

 

1 – The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers 
2 – Mazes – Wooden Aquarium  
3 – Esben & The Witch – A New Nature  
4 – Highasakite – Silent Treatment 
5 – Dum Dum Girls – Too True
6 – Band Of Skulls – Himalayan
7 – Mogwai – Rave Tapes
8 – Death Vessel – Island Intervals
9 – Ásgeir – In The Silence
10 – Plaid – Reachy Prints
We Were Promised Jetpacks – Unravelling
Alvvays – Alvvays
Tycho – Awake
Eno & Hyde – Someday World
The Twilight Sad – Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave
Ty Segall – Manipulator
Merchandise – After the End
St. Vincent – St. Vincent
Shearwater – Missing Islands
Jungle – Jungle
Tijuana Panthers – Wayne’s Interest
Childhood – Lacuna
Penguin Café – The Red Book
Marconi Union – Weightless
Thumpers – Galore
Hauschka – Abandoned City
Wye Oak – shriek
Ariel Pink – Pom Pom

 

Low points of 2014

 

Another year has passed and still no 4th album by one Joanna Newsom! It will now be five years since we were blessed with Have One On Me, and honestly, it’s just too much. C’mon Joanna, release a new album. Seriously.

That more and more Country artists are trying to latch onto the brand of Americana to try and give themselves a raised level of credibility amongst listeners.

That frelling Pharrell Williams song. – Which brings me to a belated thankyou to Weird Al Yankovitch for Tacky. Thankyou Al, Thankyou.