Courtney Barnett Releases New Song “Small Talk,” On U.S. Tour Now

Courtney Barnett has returned to U.S. shores, playing her biggest and most historic shows to date. Today fans are treated to a brand new song from the revered songwriter. “Small Talk” is an unheard and unreleased track from the sessions which gave birth to her critically acclaimed second album, Tell Me How You Really Feel. The song itself shows Courtney’s stylistic versatility as she winsomely sings over a walking bass-line before launching into joyful a series of ramshackle jams and choruses. It’s a song as infectious and charming as she’s ever recorded.

“Small Talk” is being released as part of Barnett’s North American label’s 10th anniversary compilation. Mom+Pop Music will also be taking over Brooklyn Steel on Monday, October 22nd to mark the occasion. Details here.

Last month, Barnett released a cover of Elyse Weinberg’s “Houses” as part of her Spotify Singles Sessions. Since then, Barnett has sat down with Spotify as part of their Undercover podcast  to discuss the story behind the cover- speaking to what the song means to her, why covers are interesting and what it’s like to record in a studio.

Click Here To Listen To “Small Talk”


10/5/18 – Greek Theatre, Los Angeles ++ (tickets)

10/8/18 – Paramount Theatre, Seattle (tickets)

10/9/18 – Vogue Theatre, Vancouver (tickets)

10/10/18 – Vogue Theatre, Vancouver SOLD OUT

10/11/18 – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland (tickets)

10/12/18 – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland SOLD OUT

10/14/18 – Treasure Island Music Festival, Oakland * (tickets)

10/17/18 – Pabst Theatre, Waukesha SOLD OUT

10/18/18 – Riviera Theatre, Chicago (tickets)

10/19/18 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh (tickets)

10/21/18 – House Of Blues Boston, Boston SOLD OUT

10/22/18 – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn ^ (tickets)

10/23/18 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia (tickets)

10/25/18 – Marathon Music Works, Nashville (tickets)

10/27/18 – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre, Austin (tickets)

With Waxahatchee

* w/ Lord Huron, Sharon Van Etten

++ With Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, and Waxahatchee

^ Mom+Pop 10th Anniversary Party

UK / EU tour dates

11/1/18 – Berlin at Huxleys Neue Welt, Berlin +

11/3/18 – Kagelbanan, Stockholm +

11/4/18 – Vega, Copenhagen +

11/5/18 – Rockerfeller Music Hall, Oslo +

11/7/18 – Casino De Paris, Paris +

11/9/18 – Schlachthof, Wiesbaden +

11/10/18 – Sonic City Festival, Kortrijk +

11/12/18 – Olympia Theatre, Dublin +

11/14/18 – O2 Brixton Academy, London +

11/15/18 – O2 Academy, Oxford +

11/16/18 – The Dome, Brighton+

11/18/18- The Great Hall, Cardiff+

11/19/18 – O2 Academy 1, Birmingham +

11/20/18 – O2 Academy, Glasgow +

11/21/18 – Northumbria University, Newcastle +

+ with Laura Jean

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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