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Courtney Barnett Previews New Album With ‘Nameless, Faceless’

Australian singer-songwriter plots short tour in support of ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’ LP

UPDATE: Courtney Barnett has extended her 2018 North American tour to include a fall run that kicks off September 29th at the Ogden Theatre in Denver and wraps October 27th at Stubb’s in Austin. Waxahatchee will serve as support throughout most of the tour, except for the last two shows in Nashville and Austin. 

Courtney Barnett unveiled a biting new song, “Nameless, Faceless,” set to appear on her upcoming album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, out May 18th via Mom and Pop, Marathon Artists and Barnett’s own Milk! Records.

“Nameless, Faceless” is a deft indictment of fragile male egos and the many forms of violence against women, from vicious internet comments to random physical attacks. Over a jangly guitar melody, Barnett responds to her anonymous critics with a mix of blunt empathy and dry wit before kicking into a heavy chorus in which she paraphrases Margarett Atwood: “I wanna walk through the park in the dark/ Men are that scared women will laugh at them/ I wanna walk through the park in the dark/ Women are scared that men will kill them.”

Tell Me How You Really Feel marks Barnett’s first solo album since 2015’s Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, which earned the Australian singer-songwriter a Grammy nod for Best New Artist. Last year, she partnered with Kurt Vile for a collaborative LP, Lotta Sea Lice.

Barnett has also scheduled a handful of live dates and festival appearances in support of Tell MeHow You Really Feel. The trek kicks off April 29th with a set at Fortress Festival in Fort Worth, Texas and wraps May 21st at Preston Bradley Hall at Tiffany Dome in Chicago.

Tell Me How You Really Feel Track List
1. “Hopefulessness”
2. “City Looks Pretty”
3. “Charity”
4. “Need a Little Time”
5. “Nameless, Faceless”
6. “I’m Not Your Mother, I’m Not Your Bitch”
7. “Crippling Self Doubt and a General Lack of Self-Confidence”
8. “Help Your Self”
9. “Walkin’ on Eggshells”
10. “Sunday Roast”

Courtney Barnett Tour Dates
April 29 – Fort Worth, TX @ Fortress Festival
May 4 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
May 6 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
May 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Sanctuary at Pico Union
May 14 – Austin, TX @ Saengerrunde
May 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
May 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 21 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Cultural Center at Tiffany Dome
September 29 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
October 2 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
October 3 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory
October 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
October 8 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
October 10 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
October 12 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
October 17 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
October 21 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
October 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
October 25 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
October 27 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s

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