There is a very good chance that you are spending your morning streaming one feverishly anticipated, lyrically dense new album. But you should probably carve out some time for another. The sly, observant, casually badass Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett made a name for herself with 2013’s The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas, but she’s just now getting around to releasing her first proper studio album. Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit is as relentlessly eloquent and honest as The Double EP, and the music is sharper and more urgent, taking on a jangle-punk immediacy. The early singles “Pedestrian At Best” and “Depreston” hinted at greatness, and the rest of the album gets there. You should really hear this whole album, and now you can check it out at iTunes Radio.
Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit is out 3/23 on Mom + Pop.