Over the next 11 weeks I’ll dig deep into the 2014 Coachella Music Festival lineup, featuring one band per day. The purpose of this piece is to assist in difficult decisions that inevitably you’ll need to make, as well as, serve as a fun countdown to Coachella Week. Note: All bands appear in a completely random order… Enjoy, and let the countdown continue!
Day 34 = Courtney Barnett
Performing = Sunday
Courtney Barnett is an Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist that got her start in 2011 in Melbourne. Ms. Barnett is known for her witty lyrics and emotionless singing style. By now you’re saying to yourself, Courtney Barnett is not playing Coachella, when in fact she is. The deadpan singer was a “Late Add” approximately two weeks ago, and will generate much needed help to the indie challenged Sunday lineup.
To be quite honest I didn’t stumble on Courtney until many reputable publications began posting their 2013 end-of-year lists. I saw her name begin to appear frequently, and knew that this might not be another one of those A$AP things.
Upon further review, the lady from down under previously released two extended plays, and in May 2013 combined both of them into a well-received full-length release titled The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas. Amazingly, she pulled all that off behind the watchful eye of yours truly, how embarrassing I missed that. Her single “Avant Gardener” has been in heavy rotation on North America’s Indie Rock Station, and is well-worth a listen if you haven’t given the tune the attention it deserves. That track “History Eraser” was nominated for Song Of The Year In Australia.
Will this be one of those shows years from now you say… I remember checking out Courtney Barnett in 2014 in the Gobi around 12:30, there we’re probably no more than 50 people in there… That was a great show! Only time will tell.
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