Antipedian indie stalwart Courtney Barnett has been keeping her cards close to her chest since she bust onto the scene in early 2013. Having released just two EPs and a scant handful of other tracks over the past two years, all of which have showcased her inherent knack for insanely catchy, angular indie rock and dead-pan observational lyrics, Barnett’s debut album has been one the most anticipated releases in recent musical memory.
Finally, she has announced her debut LP, entitled Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, is in the can and all set for release on 23 March on the Mom+Pop label.
Not wanting to make us wait any longer, Barnett has wasted no time in releasing the inaugural track form the album, and it’s pretty damn good.
‘Pedestrian At Best’ sees Barnett on heightened form as she delivers her typically self-effacing lyrics over amped-up, gnarly guitars and pummelling drums. It’s a typhoon of forward thinking indie rock that couldn’t have originated anywhere other than the mind of Courtney Barnett. The video charts a day in the life of what must be the most depressed clown on the planet. That may sound like an oxymoron, but humorous contrast is basically what Courtney Barnett is all about.
Watch the video for ‘Pedestrian At Best‘ below.