SHARES “HOUSES”/“CHARITY” FROM SPOTIFY SINGLES SESSION
LIMITED EDITION RED VINYL 7” SINGLE RELEASED IN OCTOBER 2018
UK & IRISH TOUR SET FOR NOVEMBER 2018
“A ripping guitar masterclass” - Stereogum
“Fastest rising artist in rock’n’roll” - Mojo
“Savagely clever” – Pitchfork
“Takes the singer’s witty, sarcastic, fantastic storytelling to a whole new level” - DIY
“Almost impossible to fault” – Louder than War
Today Courtney Barnett, one of the most acclaimed and exceptional artists of her generation, shares the latest fruits of her labour – a live version of “Tell Me How You Really Feel” favourite “Charity”, and a cover of Elyse Weinberg’s “Houses”.
Recorded during a Spotify Singles Session in NYC in May 2018, the two tracks find Courtney in brilliant form; razor sharp and rocking out on the live studio recording of “Charity”, and poignant and sublime on “Houses”.
Of her cover choice, Courtney says, “I first heard of Elyse Weinberg while on tour with a night off. My friend Janet Weiss (of Sleater Kinney and many other bands) invited me to her house for a home-cooked meal. Late in the evening Janet pulled out a record titled ‘Elyse’. The artwork reminded me of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Ladies Of the Canyon’. I fell in love with this mysterious artist and in particular her song "Houses”. Rumour has it that Neil Young is playing the lead guitar line. I flipped the record over but couldn’t find his name in the credits. Elyse Weinberg once said of her life in music that, “The plan is to remember who I really am”. I liked that.”
The session is available to stream in full on Spotify now, but the tracks will also be available as a gorgeous red vinyl 7” single via Vinyl Me Please in the US, Rough Trade in UK/EU and the Milk! Records Store in Australia/NZ. As usual, it is another stunning addition to what is already becoming a canonical body of work for Courtney Barnett. Pre-order here: https://courtney-barnett.lnk.to/SpotifyRedVinyl
UPCOMING UK & IRISH LIVE DATES
Mon 12th Dublin, Olympia Theatre
Weds 14th London, O2 Brixton Academy
Thurs 15th Oxford, O2 Academy
Fri 16th Brighton, The Dome
Sun 18th Cardiff, The Great Hall
Mon 19th Birmingham, O2 Academy 1
Tues 20th Glasgow, O2 Academy
Weds 21st Newcastle, Northumbria University
With special guest Laura Jean
All tickets available from https://courtney-barnett.lnk.to/livePR
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