Courtney Barnett is releasing a new album, playing Union Transfer, being generally awesome

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Courtney Barnett | photo by Pooneh Ghana | courtesy of the artist
Courtney Barnett | photo by Pooneh Ghana | courtesy of the artist

Okay, so about that mysterious news from the awesome Courtney Barnett? It’s exactly what we suspected, and it is good news indeed.

There’s a new album coming out. It’s called Tell Me How You Really Feel. It’s got a wicked lead single called “Nameless, Faceless,” a total F the patriarchy jam about power, inequality, internet trolls and objectification set to hard-hitting riffs; the chorus incorporates the Margaret Atwood quote, “Men are scared that women will laugh at them, women are scared that men will kill them.” There’s a video for the song by Lucy Dyson, and you can watch it below. The album comes out May 18th through Mom + Pop, and you can pre-order it here

Equally exciting is a run of intimate concerts that Barnett and her band are playing in support of Tell Me How You Really Feel. It’s a two-week, six-date stretch from San Francisco to Chicago, and includes a Union Transfer show with Palehound smack dab in the middle. Tickets are on sale now, and each ticket includes a copy of the album on CD or vinyl. More information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar.

Tour Dates
5/6/18 – August Hall – San Francisco, CA
5/10/18 – The Sanctuary at Pico Union – Los Angeles, CA
5/14/18 – Saengerrunde – Austin, TX
5/16/18 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
5/19/18 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
5/21/18 – Chicago Cultural Center – Tiffany Dome – Chicago, IL

cover art for Courtney Barnett’s Tell Me How You Really Feel

Tell Me How You Really Feel track list
Hopefulessness
City Looks Pretty
Charity
Need a Little Time
Nameless, Faceless
I’m Not Your Mother, I’m Not Your Bitch
Crippling Self Doubt and a General Lack of Self-Confidence
Help Your Self
Walkin’ on Eggshells
Sunday Roast

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