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Courtney Barnett Shares New Track “City Looks Pretty”

Today Courtney Barnett shares “City Looks Pretty,” the third single from her highly anticipated album Tell Me How You Really Feel.


Following on from the focused fury of “Nameless, Faceless” and the gorgeously contemplative “Need a Little Time,” the new single takes Barnett in an entirely different direction. “City Looks Pretty” has Barnett experimenting with new song structures while delivering one of her most exhilarating guitar performances to date. It’s metronomic drive and squealing lead guitar provide the remarkable sonic foundation from which Barnett sings a melodic exploration of friendship, place and home – “friends treat you like a stranger,” Barnett sings, “And strangers treat you like their best friend.” You can stream or purchase the track today.

A Record Store day release of “City Looks Pretty” will be available on April 21st, with the 12” double A side also featuring the beautiful “Sunday Roast,” also taken from the forthcoming record.

To celebrate the release of Tell Me How You Really Feel, Courtney Barnett has announced her biggest Australian tour to date, taking in shows at The Sydney Opera House and Melbourne’s Festival Hall amongst others. These Australian shows will follow a 3-month global tour taking in iconic venues and festivals through North America, Europe, and the UK.

Tell Me How You Really Feel will be released on May 18th via Mom+Pop, Marathon Artists + Barnett’s own label Milk! Records.



4/29 – Fort Worth, TX at Fortress Festival (tix)

5/4 – Atlanta, GA at Shaky Knees Festival (tix)

5/6 – San Francisco, CA at August Hall (SOLD OUT) &

5/10 – Los Angeles, CA at The Sanctuary at Pico Union (SOLD OUT) &

5/12 – Acrosanti, AZ at Form Festival (tix)

5/14 – Austin, TX at Saengerrunde Hall (SOLD OUT) **

5/16 – Philadelphia, PA at Union Transfer (SOLD OUT) %

5/19 – New York, NY at Music Hall of Williamsburg (SOLD OUT) %

5/21 – Chicago, IL at Preston Bradley Hall at Tiffany Dome (SOLD OUT) ^^

5/25 – Belfast at BBC’s Biggest Weekend (tix)

5/29 – Leeds at O2 Academy (tix) +

5/30 – Brussels at Ancienne Belgique (tix) +

5/31 – Utrecht at Tivoli Vredenburg Ronda (tix) +

6/2 – Glasgow at Barrowlands (tix) +

6/3 – London at All Points East Festival (tix)

6/4 – Manchester at Academy (tix) +

6/5 – Bristol at O2 Academy (tix) +

6/6 – London at Roundhouse (tix) +

6/9 – Paris at Bataclan (tix) +

6/10 – Luxembourg at Den Atelier (tix) +

6/11 – Berlin at Astra Kulturhaus (tix) +

6/13 – Cologne at Live Music Hall (tix) +

7/6 – Winnipeg, MB at Winnipeg Folk Festival (tix)

7/7 – Des Moines, IA at 80/35 Festival (tix)

7/9 – Toronto, ON at Danforth Music Hall (tix) ^

7/10 – Toronto, ON at Danforth Music Hall (SOLD OUT) ^

7/11 – Ottawa, ON at Ottawa Blues Festival (tix)

7/12 – North Adams, MA at MASS MoCA (tix) ^

7/14 – Columbus, OH at Newport Music Hall (tix) ^

7/15 – Louisville, KY at Forecastle Festival (tix)

7/17 – St. Louis, MO at The Pageant (tix) ^

7/18 – Kansas City, MO at Truman (tix) ^

7/20 – Chicago, IL at Pitchfork Music Festival (tix)

7/21 – Minneapolis, MN at Surly Brewing Festival Field (tix) ~#

7/22 – Edmonton, AB at Intersteller Rodeo (tix)

7/24 – Washington DC at The Anthem (tix) ^#

7/25 – Brooklyn, NY at Celebrate Brooklyn Prospect Park (tix) ^#

7/26 – Portland, ME at State Theatre (tix) #

7/28 – Newport, RI at Newport Folk Festival (SOLD OUT)

9/29 – Denver, CO at Ogden Theatre (tix) ++

10/2 – Phoenix, AZ at The Van Buren (tix) ++

10/3 – San Diego, CA at The Observatory North Park (tix) ++

10/5 – Los Angeles, CA at The Greek Theatre (tix) ++

10/8 – Seattle, WA at Paramount Theatre (tix) ++

10/10 – Vancouver, BC at Vogue Theatre (tix) ++

10/12 – Portland, OR at Crystal Ballroom (tix) ++

10/17 – Milwaukee, WI at Pabst Theater (tix) ++

10/21 – Boston, MA at House of Blues (tix) ++

10/23 – Philadelphia, PA at The Fillmore (tix)

10/25 – Nashville, TN at Marathon Music Works (tix)

10/27 – Austin, TX at Stubb’s (tix)

& with Jay Som

** with Molly Burch

% with Palehound

^^ with LALA LALA

+ with Loose Tooth

^ with Vagabon

~ with Big Thief

# with Julien Baker

++ with Waxahatchee

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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