Courtney Barnett announces US tour ahead of debut record

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Melbourne-based indie rocker Courtney Barnett (who NPR’s Bob Boilen calls “the best lyricist in rock music today”) is releasing her debut LP Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, on March 24 via Mom+Pop, and she’s announced a US tour in March starting in May. No Bay Area dates as of yet, but she does play the Bottlerock festival in Napa Valley on May 29th. She’s playing most of the other dates with Seattle female quartet Chastity Belt, including in LA at the Roxy on May 30th.

Barnett also recently released the video for the record’s first single, the fuzzed-out garage rock romp “Pedestrian At Best.” In it, Barnett plays a down-on-her-luck amusement park clown (fallen from winning “Clown of the Year 2013”). Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit is available for pre-order, and if you order via Mom+Pop you can get the record on orange vinyl in a custom-made Courtney Barnett tote bag. You can’t lose!

Check out the video below, along with tour dates and cover art/ track listing

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Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

01. Elevator Operator
02. Pedestrian at Best
03. An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in NY)
04. Small Poppies
05. Depreston
06. Aqua Profunda!
07. Dead Fox
08. Nobody Really Cares if You Don’t Go to the Party
09. Debbie Downer
10. Kim’s Caravan
11. Boxing Day Blues

Courtney Barnett Tour Dates:

05.18.15 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA *
05.20.15 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY *
05.21.15 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY *
05.22.15 – 05.25.15 – Sasquatch Festival – George, WA
05.27.15 – Red Rocks – Morrison, CO **
05.29.15 – 05.31.15 – Bottle Rock Napa Valley – Napa, CA
05.30.15 – The Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA *
06.02.15 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
06.05.15 – The Mohawk – Austin, TX *
06.06.15 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX *
06.07.15 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA *
06.09.15 – Vinyl – Atlanta, GA *
06.11.15 – 06.14.15 – Bonnaroo Music Festival – Manchester, TN
06.13.15 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC *
06.15.15 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA *
06.18.15 – Uptown Theatre – Kansas City, KC ^
07.24.15 – 07.26.15 – Newport Folk Fest – Newport, RI
* w/ Chastity Belt
** w/ Spoon + The Decemberists
^ w/ Belle & Sebastian

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