Courtney Barnett / Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit - Deluxe 2LP Black Vinyl Edition RSD 2022
Courtney Barnett 'Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit' Deluxe 2LP Black Vinyl Edition RSD 2022
Following on from her three outstanding EPs, 'Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit!' was recorded in the autumn of 2014 in an intense 10 day session at Head Gap Studio in Melbourne, and contains the excellent first single, "Pedestrian At Best."
The album finally brings Barnett's pithily acute and stingingly incisive vision into stark, unflinching focus, her wit sharpened to a knife-edge, her melodies more infectious and addictive than ever.
Following up from the critically lauded 'The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas' in 2013 (which, as the title suggests, collected her first two self-released EPs to beguiling effect), her debut LP solidifies Barnett's standing as one of the most distinctive voices in indie rock, mixing witty, often hilarious observations with devastating self-assessment over a beguiling collection of songs that reveals her as an ambitious songwriter with an ear for clever turns of phrase and an eye for story-song details that are literate without being pretentious.
A1 Elevator Operator
A2 Pedestrian At Best
A3 An Illustration Of Loneliness
B1 Small Poppies
C1 Aqua Profunda
C2 Dead Fox
C3 Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party
C4 Debbie Downer
D1 Kim's Caravan
D2 Boxing Day Blues 3
D3 Stair Androids & Valley Um…?