Posted: October 11, 2018 in MUSIC

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Earlier this year, Courtney Barnett released Tell Me How You Really Feel, a stunning album that retained Barnett’s gregarious charm while deepening the sense of introspection in her work. Barnett has released “Small Talk,” a song from the Tell Me sessions that didn’t make it onto her sophomore album.

“Small Talk” sets Barnett’s direct, conversational tone — “Can I get you anything? / A soda? Campari? With lemon? / You got it / I got better things to do than shave my legs” — against a rambling bassline. Eventually, Barnett tires of the polite conversation (“I like very much being here with you / But you see, all this small talk is killin’ me”) and the song morphs into a series of playful instrumental jams.

In honor of the 10 year anniversary of Mom + Pop records, Aussie rocker Courtney Barnett has shared a new tune dubbed “Small Talk.” The song puts forth Barnett’s signature laid-back rock groove, and it will be featured on Mom + Pop’s forthcoming celebratory compilation.

Barnett will also perform at the 10 Years of Mom + Pop gathering on October. 22nd at New York’s Brooklyn Steel. She will share the bill will Sleigh Bells, Neon Indian, Alice Merton, Sunflower Bean, Tom Morello and more.


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