Courtney Barnett during CMJ 2013 - Photo by Adela Loconte

Courtney Barnett during CMJ 2013 – Photo by Adela Loconte


It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything new from Courtney Barnett and it’s looking like we’ll have to wait until 2015 to get a full-length out of her and her backing band, The—ahem—Courtney Barnetts. Today though, we got something new to hold us over, a track called Pickles From The Jar, which will appear on Melbourne-based Milk! Records’ upcoming compilation album.
 
The track features a perfectly carefree false start, a catchy stop-and-repeat guitar riff and some quirky lyrics about two people who have nothing in common but their love of Christopher Walken, all done in Barnett’s classic deadpan-drawl. This track certainly needs more cowbell, but it serves as a worthwhile addition to the group’s catalog.