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.