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Courtney Barnett

Album: TBA
Release Date: Spring 2018
Courtney Barnett's 2015 full-length debut, Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit, catapulted the wonderfully wry Melbourne songwriter to international fame. That left her in a tight spot when it came time to make a follow-up: Barnett told RS this past summer that she spent much of 2016 "struggling" with songwriting, adding, "I just have this thing where I feel like everything has to be finished and perfect." She got over that block by teaming up with like-minded Philly dude Kurt Vile for the low-key, excellent duets album Lotta Sea Lice, and as of late 2017, she was close to completing her next solo record. "I'm trying to come up with a title," she told Zane Lowe in November. "It's all one-sentence thoughts – you know, trying to come up with something clever." In the meantime, Barnett will be joining her partner, Jen Cloher, as a backing guitarist when Cloher tours the U.S. starting January 23rd.

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