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Courtney Barnett announces new album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, shares video for lead single “Nameless, Faceless”: Watch

Aussie rocker will unveil the LP during a series of intimate shows this summer

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Courtnery Barnett, photo by Pooneh Ghana
Courtnery Barnett, photo by Pooneh Ghana

    Courtney Barnett followed her 2015 smash debut, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, by collaborating with Kurt Vile on last year’s Lotta Sea Lice. Now, the Aussie guitar slayer has announced her proper sophomore record, Tell Me How You Really Feel, set for a May 18th release via Mom+Pop/Marathon Artists/Milk! Records.

    Whereas Sometimes I Sit introduced the world to an introspective songwriter with a talent for witty, self-effacing lyrics, Tell Me How You Really Feel finds Barnett turning outwards to address the people around her. On lead single “Nameless, Faceless”, she claps back at Internet trolls with a catchy, bright garage stroller. Things quickly get prickly on the chorus, however, as Barnett takes anonymous online hatred to its inevitable real-world conclusion: “I want to walk through the park in the dark/ Men are scared that women will laugh at them/ I want to walk through the park in the dark/ Women are scared that men will kill them.”

    The track comes via an animated video by director Lucy Dyson. Check it out bellow.

    Tell Me How You Really Feel Artwork:

    Tell Me How Your Really Feel Tracklist:
    01. Hopefulessness
    02. City Looks Pretty
    03. Charity
    04. Need a Little Time
    05. Nameless, Faceless
    06. I’m Not Your Mother, I’m Not Your Bitch
    07. Crippling Self Doubt and a General Lack of Self-Confidence
    08. Help Your Self
    09. Walkin’ on Eggshells
    10. Sunday Roast

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    Already set to appear at festivals like Newport FolkForecastle in Louisville, and Atlanta’s Shaky Knees, Barnett has also revealed an intimate run of US tour dates set for May. Find her complete itinerary below. Tickets for all the headlining gigs are available now and come with a copy of the new record on the format of your choice (vinyl, CD, or digital).

    Courtney Barnett 2018 Tour Dates:
    04/28-29 – Fort Worth, TX @ Fortress Festival
    05/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
    05/06 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
    05/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Sanctuary at Pico Union
    05/14 – Austin, TX @ Saengerrunde
    05/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    05/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
    05/21 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Cultural Center – Tiffany Dome
    06/03 – London, UK @ Victoria Park (All Points East Festival)
    07/11 – Ottawa. ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
    07/15 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
    07/28 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival

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