By Sam Sodomsky.
Courtney Barnett has shared a new song, “How to Boil an Egg.” The track was recorded for Split Singles Club—a series run by Milk! Records (which Barnett co-founded with Jen Cloher) and Bedroom Suck. Stream the song below, and purchase the 7” single by subscribing to Split Singles Club here. Barnett also shared a statement about the song; read it below. Barnett’s last album was 2015’s Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I JustSit. An Australian recording studio recently revealed that she has been working on new music with Kurt Vile.
I used to perform this song at all the open-mics when I was 21. It never got recorded, so for personal-posterity I updated it and made this version recently when I was bunkered up in the bush doin some demos for my next album. In tradition of the Milk! Records compilation releases, like “Pickles From the Jar” or “Three Packs A Day,” I wanted to include a song of mine for Split Singles Club that was a tad left of album-centre. It’s a songwriting experiment that doesn’t really belong anywhere else.
Revisit Pitchfork’s feature, “Tired and Hungry and Alive: 36 Hours with Courtney Barnett.”
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