Courtney Barnett has won over countless fans in recent years with her laid-back, deadpan take on indie rock. Now the Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist has announced the release of Tell Me How You Really Feel, the highly-anticipated follow-up to her debut LP, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit.
Slated for release on Friday, May 18th, the forthcoming album is currently available for pre-order. Barnett has also revealed that she will play a series of intimate shows at small venues in the United States in the days surrounding the album’s release. The album release run includes stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Chicago. Tickets for the shows are on sale via Barnett’s website.
Additionally, Barnett has dropped the first single from Tell Me How You Really Feel, a new track called “Nameless Faceless”. According to a Facebook post, the song’s lyrics were inspired by the work of beloved writer Margaret Atwood and its video was directed by Lucy Dyson (Atwood’s oft-repeated quote, “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them” is repurposed for the tune).
Courtney Barnett – “Nameless, Faceless”
Courtney Barnett Album Release Tour Dates:
May 6 August Hall – San Francisco, CA
May 10 The Sanctuary at Pico Union – Los Angeles, CA
May 14 Saengerrunde – Austin, TX
May 16 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
May 19 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
May 21 Chicago Cultural Center (Tiffany Dome) – Chicago, IL