So 2015 might be one of the best music years for me in a while. 2014 was pretty good too but between Sleater-Kinney, Sufjan Stevens, Laura Marling, Modest Mouse and now Courtney Barnett releasing an album (not to mention the concerts that are coming to my area,) it's like, who's next? Will Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis pull an album out from under everyone too?
Barnett's new album is called Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. Classic her! It comes out on March 24 and the first single is "Pedestrian at Best". If you click the Pitchfork link I added above, you can watch the video for the single (don't watch it if you're afraid of clowns though,) and you'll also see that the tracklisting is completely different from The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, which I'm happy about. Since this album will be considered her "debut," I was thinking they might use a lot of the songs from the EP, which is a huge pet peeve of mine. If you want to listen to the music on the EP, it's very accessible and available to us, we can just buy that album. A Sea of Split Peas was originally released in Australia on a label via digital download. Then, Mom+Pop Records in New York City signed her and re-released the album. This is why Sometimes I Sit is being dubbed as her "debut", I guess. This tends to happen in the United States, especially if the artist is from a different country. Whatever, the music industry is weird.