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Courtney Barnett: FUV Live


With her smart guitar chops, droll sense of humor, intricate lyrics and raconteur-style singing, Australia’s Courtney Barnett is one of the most exciting new artist discoveries over the last year.

A set of impressive shows at the CMJ Music Marathon in October elevated Courtney as New York's new Aussie darling and she's sold out every gig she has booked here since last fall—more New York shows are booked on June 14 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and June 17 at Bowery Ballroom.

The Melbourne singer's compilation of her early work, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, is out now, but Courtney is focused on finally recording her debut album. She is quick to point out that the EPs represent only a very nascent sampling of her songs.

Courtney Barnett and bandmates Bones Sloane and Dave Mundie are touring Australia with Billy Bragg this month, but they recently stopped by Studio A for a conversation and live performance of her breakthrough single "Avant Gardener," and a brand new song, "Depreston," which will likely end up on her debut album. 

Watch videos of Courtney, Bones and Dave in performance below and hear the entire session on TAS on 91.5 WNYE this Friday, March 21, at 11 a.m. EDT, also streaming online. The session is also available now in the FUV Vault.

[recorded: 02/21/14]