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New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with Courtney Barnett

Posted by Amoebite, September 8, 2015 03:21pm | Post a Comment

Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett is an Australian singer-songwriter known for her witty, rambling lyrics and deadpan singing style. After playing with garage/grunge band Rapid Transit and psych/country band Immigrant Union, Barnett founded the label Milk! Records and released her first solo EP, I've Got a Friend called Emily Ferris, in 2012. Her next EP, 2013's How to Carve a Rose into a Carrot, won praise around the world. That year she performed at CMJ and played several European dates, eventually releasing both EPs together as The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas.

Courtney BarnettIn March 2015, Barnett released her debut full-length, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. To promote the album, she performed at SXSW before heading out on a lengthy, globe-spanning tour. Universally critically-acclaimed, the album reached the #4 position on the Australian Albums chart and #20 on the Billboard 200 in the US. Just this month, Barnett was nominated for four Australian Independent Music Awards, including Best Independent Artist and Best Independent Album.

While in LA recently for two sold out shows at the Roxy, Courtney Barnett and her band members visited Amoeba Hollywood and sat down with our What's In My Bag? crew to share their finds from our racks. Courtney chose the Meat Puppets' Up on the Sun because she and her old band used to cover the title track in live shows. She picked up the iconic album Blue by Joni Mitchell saying, "she's a great songwriter, but she's a really great guitarist." Courtney also grabbed Joan Jett's I Love Rock n Roll because "she's a badass." Agreed.

Check out the rest of Courtney Barnett's finds in the full episode below:

Courtney Barnett - What's In My Bag?
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