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Listen to #XPNFest artist Courtney Barnett’s Guest DJ set on NPR’s All Songs Considered

Courtney Barnett | Tajette Ohalloran
Courtney Barnett | Tajette Ohalloran

XPN Fest artist Courtney Barnett joined Bob Boilen on this week’s episode of All Songs Considered to guest DJ and talk about some of the songs that have inspired her musical career. Coming off her critically acclaimed debut LP, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, Barnett explained her writing habits and some of her influences in and outside of music, including the influence her family and friends have had on her career so far. Continue reading →

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Courtney Barnett delivers legend-levels of rock at Union Transfer

Courtney Barnett | Photo By Noah Silvestry | silvestography.com
Courtney Barnett | Photo By Noah Silvestry | silvestography.com

When Courtney Barnett made her Philly debut at Union Transfer back in February, 2014, I was there, my camera and notebook in tow. Of that glorious evening, I wrote the following:

Believe the hype. Courtney Barnett is for real, and she hasn’t even released a proper album yet… Watching Courtney Barnett and her eponymous band at UT on Thursday, I could not shake the nagging suspicion that I was witnessing the birth of a star. Shine on. Continue reading →

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Watch #XPNFest artists Courtney Barnett and My Morning Jacket perform on the Conan O’Brien show

My Morning Jacket | photo via facebook.com/mymorningjacket
My Morning Jacket | photo via facebook.com/mymorningjacket

WXPN’s XPoNential Music Festival is happening this summer the weekend of July 24-26th at Wiggins Park and the Susquehanna Bank Center on the Camden, NJ waterfront. Recently, two bands playing the festival were on Conan O’Brien show. Below, watch My Morning Jacket perform “Believe (Nobody Knows),” from their recent album The Waterfall and Courtney Barnett play “Dead Fox” from Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit.

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Animals turn the tables in Courtney Barnett’s comical animated video for “Dead Fox”

Courtney Barnett | Photo by John Vettese
Courtney Barnett | Photo by John Vettese

XPoNential Music Festival headliner Courtney Barnett has never been short on a sense of humor.  Her new video for her “Dead Fox” from her new Sometimes I Sit And Think, Sometimes I Just Sit is a whimsical animated clip that follows a bunch of animals as they run from the cops, ride bikes, and even chase down humans. Continue reading →

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Watch the gut-punching video for Courtney Barnett’s “Kim’s Caravan”

 

Courtney Barnett | Photo Credit: Pooneh Ghana
Courtney Barnett | Photo by Pooneh Ghana | courtesy of the artist

When Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett isn’t wowing us with her live performances or having her album debut at number 10 on the US Billboard album sales charts, she takes on other feats: releasing music videos that seamlessly complement her tracks. The visuals for “Kim’s Caravan” are no exception. Continue reading →

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An outpour of drums and words: A preview of tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade with the Dodos and Courtney Barnett

Dodos | Photo by Chloe Aftel
Dodos | Photo by Chloe Aftel

We’re back for another Indie Rock Hit Parade tonight at 11pm on WXPN! This week’s show is full of old friends and new ones. Don’t miss our brand new session with the venerable San Francisco duo the Dodos. They’ll play songs from their latest album, Individ, live in our studio.

And if you’ve somehow waited this long to listen to Courtney Barnett‘s debut album, Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit, then you’re in luck. We’ll play a few songs from Courtney on our Weekly Album Spotlight.

Tune in for these new tracks, too:
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Download a World Cafe performance of “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party” by Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett | Photo by John Vettese
Courtney Barnett | Photo by John Vettese

The most awesome Courtney Barnett released her new album, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit last Tuesday. The album has been getting rave reviews, including The Key’s John Vettese who said Sometimes I Sit is “a freaking arrival, a big rock record with catchy hooks and fierce playing from Barnett and her bandmates.” Continue reading →

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