Watch Courtney Barnett Cover Her Favorite Song On Austin City Limits (Stereogum Premiere)
We’ve been graced with a few Courtney Barnett covers over the years — including recent ones of the Boys Next Door and Archie Roach and less recent ones from the Breeders and Velvet Underground — and this week’s episode of Austin City Limits (which she appears on alongside Gary Clark Jr.) features another one: She performed a cover of Australian band You Am I’s 1998 single “Heavy Heart.” I guess it was mainly an Australian affair because I’ve never heard of it! But she prefaces it by calling it her “favorite song,” so it must be pretty good, right? The original version is a little dire, but it sounds good when she plays it, at least. You can watch the video below.
Courtney Barnett and Gary Clark Jr.’s episode of Austin City Limits airs 10/31 (Halloween, spooky!) on PBS. Her debut album, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, is out now via Mom + Pop.