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Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett

Third Man is privileged to work with Melbourne, Australia’s very own Courtney Barnett, a sharp singer-songwriter-guitarist who has quickly made her mark on garage pop fans worldwide with her witty, self-deprecating, and authentic observations turned into raw, stream-of-consciousness lyrics and blunt melodies. The wry-and-dry songstress stopped by Third Man Studios in Nashville over a long weekend the summer of 2015 to record a couple tracks and damn did she ever deliver. The A-side “Boxing Day Blues Revisited” is the slinky and bittersweet epilogue to “Boxing Day Blues," the somber closer from her album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. It’s a strangely catching, plaintive reflection on the loneliness that blossoms when a person you care about treats you like literal garbage. The track is jaunty yet aloof, with CB’s trademark conversational lyricism in perfect contrast to the B-side, a beautifully dark reboot of the Roland S. Howard-penned “Shivers” back from his days in The Boys Next Door. Barnett's unfastened delivery of an ironic tale of teenage love and mortality brings a new level of feeling to the song, making it a welcome addition to that Sounds of Late Fall mix you’ve been working on.

Third Man Releases

  • Boxing Day Blues (Revisited)