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Courtney Barnett Signs To Mom + Pop, Plays Coachella

News posted Wednesday, February 12 2014 at 09:00 AM.
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Courtney Barnett Signs To Mom + Pop, Plays Coachella

One of last year’s biggest word-of-mouth success stories, Melbourne songwriter Courtney Barnett will release her Double EP in the US through New York label Mom + Pop, home to Sleigh Bells, Andrew Bird, Polica and fellow Aussies Flume and Jagwar Ma. She’ll also play Coachella in April alongside many other Aussies.

Out April 15 in North America, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas came out digitally last October through London label Marathon Artists. Mom + Pop has licensed the record from Marathon for North America. True to its title, it combines two EPs released in Australia through Barnett’s own Milk! label: 2012’s I’ve Got a Friend Called Emily Ferris and 2013’s How to Carve a Carrot into a Rose. The latter came in at #14 on last year’s M+N Readers Poll.

Despite not even releasing a proper album yet, Barnett has already been acclaimed by the likes of Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and NPR in the US. And not just there; we named last year’s single ‘Avant Gardener’ the third-best song of 2013, while none other than NME named it sixth-best, ranking the double EP at #38 on its Best Albums list.

The Mom + Pop deal follows much attention around Barnett’s US visit for New York’s CMJ Music Marathon late last year, as documented by Adam Curley. Barnett is touring the States this month, playing cities including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. All her East Coast dates are sold out. Besides Coachella in April, she’s also slated to play the Firefly, Sasquatch and NXNE festivals.

In an exclusive interview with Billboard, Barnett said: “I’m very hands-on with my music – I do all the artwork and everything myself – and the songs I write aren’t necessarily the most commercial ... It was important to me to work with a label that was OK with that and with keeping the creative channels open.” Mom + Pop founder Michael “Goldie” Goldstone, meanwhile, praised Barnett’s “non-traditional approach to writing that connects as visceral and immediate.”

North American fans can pre-order The Double EP now, included a limited-edition tea towel featuring a Barnett illustration. The record is already available digitally on iTunes. She shared the EP track ‘Anonymous Club’ today in the US; stream it below. The Double EP will be released in Australia sometime in March through Milk!/Remote Control.

(Photo: Tajette O’Halloran)


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Your Comments

Ash-showoff  said about 1 year ago:

Brilliant news

mrmagoo  said about 1 year ago:

Good on her

I think it is pretty cool she is playing Primavera, Great Escape and Field Day as well - all great places to be!

Mess+Noise  said about 1 year ago:

added info above about the Australian release of ''The Double EP''

mrmagoo  said about 1 year ago:

I bought it at Missing Link last week, I thought it had been out for awhile? I didn't get a tea towel though

Mess+Noise  said about 1 year ago:

I know the second EP came out in October, but dunno about the collected one. Maybe it came out through Milk already here but is now getting better/wider distro through Remote Control.

anonymous  said about 1 year ago:

Maybe it came out through Milk already here but is now getting better/wider distro through Remote Control.

Pretty sure that's the case.

whatwhat  said about 1 year ago:

The EPs have been available as separate items for a while, direct from milk, but you could buy them as a bundle (but they were physically separate).

I'm guessing that RC will have them on one disc in one packaging etc.

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