COURTNEY BARNETT Releases New Video & Shares Details of Record Store Day Release

COURTNEY BARNETT Releases New Video & Shares Details of Record Store Day Release

Courtney Barnett has released the devastatingly beautiful and poignant video for “Kim’s Caravan” from the debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, an album which recently debuted at number 10 on the US Billboard album sales charts. “Kim’s Caravan” will be released as a special Record Store Day 12″ and is paired with a gorgeous and intimate recording of John Cale’s “Close Watch” as the B-Side.

Barnett tells us some background about the track which is written in part about environmental concerns for the Great Barrier Reef writing “Kim’s Caravan is an apocalyptic tale of our world painted black with oil and soot, painted red with blood and greed. The song was born when blessed with time to reflect, feeling the frustration and helplessness of the destruction of my environment and the litter of humans within it. It was partly inspired by watching Black Rain Falls, a documentary about Midnight Oil’s concerts out the front of the Exxon building in NYC in 1990.” These issues and concerns are also depicted in the cover art drawn by Barnett especially for this release.

Watch “Kim’s Caravan” BELOW:

After first listening to the song, Director Bec Kingma wrote that the lyrics represented a bleak reminder that we can never really go back and regain our innocence, she goes further to say “In conceptualizing a film clip for the track I was keen to explore the adult attempt to return to that place of childish innocence. If you have ever returned to a childhood holiday haunt in the offseason, it’s likely you’ve discovered the sad realisation that the place barely resembles your idyllic memories. As grown ups we all yearn for a time and place where our biggest concerns were the sand in our bathers and the mosquito’s eating us alive.”

Barnett will be returning to North America next month for a US tour which is quickly selling out and includes festival stops at Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, Newport Folk Festival and more. She will also be hitting Austin, TX to tape the iconic Austin City Limits as well as several other Late Night TV appearances this summer. Her world tour schedule is below including details of her Glastonbury performance in the UK.

Tour Dates

04.24.15 – Wrest Point – Hobart Tas, Australia
04.30.15 – The Gov – Adelaide, Australia
05.01.15 – The Gov – Adelaide, Australia
05.02.15 – The Bakery – Perth, Australia
05.03.15 – The Bakery – Perth, Australia
05.07.15 – The Metro – Sydney, Australia
05.08.15 – The Metro – Sydney, Australia
05.09.15 – Hifi – Brisbane, Australia
05.14.15 – The Forum – Melbourne, Australia
05.15.15 – The Forum – Melbourne, Australia
05.16.15 – The Forum – Melbourne, Australia
05.18.15 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA (SOLD OUT) *
05.19.15 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY (SOLD OUT) *
05.20.15 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY (SOLD OUT) *
05.21.15 – Bowery Ballrom – New York, NY (SOLD OUT) *
05.22.15 – 05.25.15 – Sasquatch Festival – George, WA
05.27.15 – Red Rocks Amphitheater – Morrison, CO **
05.29.15 – 05.31.15 – Bottle Rock Napa Valley – Napa, CA
05.30.15 – The Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA (SOLD OUT) *
05.31.15 – The Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA (SOLD OUT) *
06.02.15 – Casbah – San Diego, CA (SOLD OUT) *
06.05.15 – The Mohawk – Austin, TX (SOLD OUT) *
06.06.15 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX (SOLD OUT) *
06.07.15 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA *
06.09.15 – The Loft – Atlanta, GA *
06.10.15 – Koka Booth Amphitheater – Cary, NC #
06.11.15 – Bonnaroo Music Festival – Manchester, TN
06.13.15 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC (SOLD OUT) *
06.14.15 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC *
06.15.15 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA (SOLD OUT) *
06.18.15 – Uptown Theatre – Kansas City, KC ^
06.19.15 – Pabst Theatre – Milwaukee, WI ^
06.20.15 – Rock the Garden Festival – Minneapolis, MN
06.26.15 – Glastonbury Festival – Glastonbury, UK
07.19.15 – Pitchfork Music Festival – Chicago, IL
07.24.15 – 07.25.15 – WayHome Music & Arts Festival – Oro-Medonte, ON
07.25.15 – Newport Folk Fest – Newport, RI

* w/ Chastity Belt & Darren Hanlon
** w/ Spoon + The Decemberists
# w/ The Alabama Shakes
^ w/ Belle & Sebastian

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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as conducting interviews for the XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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