COURTNEY BARNETT - KCRW AND SXSW 2015

May 23, 2015 – 4:39 am

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COURTNEY BARNETT
KCRW AND SXSW 2015 [no label, 1CD]

Live on Morning Becomes Eclectic, KCRW; March 13, 2015. SXSW - Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, Austin, TX; March 18, 2015. Very good audio extracted from webcast.

Singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett from Melbourne, Australia is a rising new name and she’s already making the rounds - appearing on the BBC; Philly’s World Cafe; Santa Monica’s KCRW and Austin’s SXSW.

Stephen Thompson, npr.org:

Courtney Barnett made her name with 2013’s “Avant Gardener,” a deadpan, loosely rambling account of a severe anaphylactic attack. The song, like its counterparts on her early EPs, was many things - wordy, funny, surprising, wittily crafted - but it wasn’t forceful.

Today, the Melbourne singer-songwriter is a full-fledged rock ‘n’ roll star, leading a tight and aggressive band through songs that stomp harder and harder as they progress. But Barnett also doubles down on her dense, intricate, wonderfully written wordplay, and loses none of her sublime quotability along the way. On her new album, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, she can positively rage - a far cry from the mellow slacker fans heard in her early work.

Performing in NPR Music’s SXSW showcase at Stubb’s BBQ in Austin, Texas, Barnett more than matched the album’s energy, as she and her band careened through most of Sometimes I Sit And Think with power that felt positively gigantic. They’ve only recently begun playing these songs live, but you’d never know it.

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Thanks to eva0001 for sharing the Morning Becomes Electric webcast.

Lineage:
KCRW HD webcast
TRANSFER: AdobeHDS > .flv > FLVExtract > .aac & .h264 files > mkvmerge  > .mkv (no re-encoding)
Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 1280×720 29.97fps - bitrate: 2400kbps
Audio: AAC 44100Hz stereo

Thanks to gracz54 for sharing the SXSW webcast.

Lineage:
720p webcast (no transcoding)
h264/aac

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Morning Becomes Electric, KCRW; March 13, 2015
Track 01. intro 1:29 (2.5MB)
Track 02. Pedestrian At Best 4:01 (6.8MB)
Track 03. An Illustration Of Loneliness (Sleepless In New York) 3:45 (6.3MB)
Track 04. History Eraser 3:51 (6.5MB)
Track 05. Interview 5:52 (9.9MB)
Track 06. Depreston 3:57 (6.6MB)
Track 07. Dead Fox 3:56 (6.6MB)
Track 08. Aqua Profonda!/Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party 4:58 (8.3MB)
Track 09. Outro 1:21 (2.3MB)
Track 10. Avant Gardener 4:51 (8.2MB)
38 mins

SXSW - Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, Austin, TX; March 18, 2015
Track 01. Elevator Operator 4:05 (6.8MB)
Track 02. Pedestrian At Best 4:25 (7.4MB)
Track 03. An Illustration Of Loneliness (Sleepless In New York) 4:02 (6.8MB)
Track 04. Depreston 5:10 (8.7MB)
Track 05. Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party 3:23 (5.7MB)
Track 06. Aqua Profunda! 3:12 (5.4MB)
Track 07. Dead Fox 4:02 (6.8MB)
Track 08. Kim’s Caravan 7:52 (13.2MB)
37 mins

Click here to order Courtney Barnett’s debut album, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (released in March 2015).

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  1. 3 Responses to “COURTNEY BARNETT - KCRW AND SXSW 2015”

  2. Track 7 of the second show seems to be inactive.

    By Bill on May 23, 2015

  3. Got it now, thanks

    By Bill on May 23, 2015

  4. Courtney’s awesome!
    Thanks, BIGO!

    By YogaforCynic on May 23, 2015

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