Australian rocker Courtney Barnett quietly released a new track today in support of her collaboration with Milk! Records and indie label Bedroom Suck called the Split Singles Club. If you join the club, you get 12 artists on six 7″ split records. Subscriptions are still available here. It is also available digitally.
Barnett explains that the song isn’t a new one, but an old favorite. “I used to perform this song at all the open mics when I was 21,” Barnett explains. “It never got recorded, so for personal-posterity I updated it and made this version recently when I was bunkered up in the bush doin’ some demos for my next album. In tradition of the Milk! Records compilation releases, like ‘Pickles From The Jar’ or ‘Three Packs A Day,’ I wanted to include a song of mine for Split Singles Club that was a tad left of album-centre. It’s a songwriting experiment that doesn’t really belong anywhere else.”
The major reveal here is that Barnett is writing material for a new album. Her debut release Sometimes I Just Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit in 2015 earned her a Grammy nomination. Let’s hope for an album announcement soon.
Listen to “How to Boil an Egg:”