Courtney Barnett shares new song “Three Packs a Day” — listen

From the forthcoming compilation from her own Milk! Records


    Photo by ​Philip Cosores

    Milk! Records began as a way for Courtney Barnett to get her music out into the world. On the heels of Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Thinkhowever, the label is now home to one of indie rock’s fastest rising stars along with a number of other hand-picked artists.

    On February 14th, Milk! will release a new a label compilation called Good For You. In addition to tracks from Jen Cloher, Fraser A. Gorman, Ouch My Face, The Finks, and East Brunswick All Girls Choir, the album features a new contribution from Barnett, “Three Packs a Day”.

    The title may seem like this is a song about cigarette smoking, but the single art (below) hints at the true meaning. Over lighthearted guitar and a pleasantly meandering bass line, Barnett reveals her deepest, darkest addiction: instant ramen noodle soup. “That MSG tastes good to me/ I disagree with all your warnings,” she sings. “It can’t be true/ That they use glue to keep the noodles stuck together.” The readers’ choice for rookie of the year delivers the lyrics with as much sincerity as a song like “Depreston”, affirming that her wit is as strong as her musical skills.


    Take a listen to the track, which also features Fraser A. Gorman on harmonica, below.

    “Three Packs a Day” Single Artwork:

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    Update – Tuesday, January 12th at 1:10 p.m. CT: Barnett has also announce new US tour dates, which you can find below.

    Courtney Barnett 2016 Tour Dates:
    01/16 – Sydney, AU @ Enmore Theatre
    01/22 – Melbourne, AU @ Palais Theatre
    01/23 – Melbourne, AU @ Sugar Mountain Festival
    01/28 – Mosman, AU @ Taronga Zoo
    04/16 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
    04/19 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
    04/20 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
    04/21 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
    04/23 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
    04/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
    04/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
    04/28 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
    05/20 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
    05/25 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
    05/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
    05/29 – Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
    05/30 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
    05/31 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
    06/02-05 – Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Music Festival
    06/03 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival

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