PHOTOS: COURTNEY BARNETT + FRASER A. GORMAN @ DILETTANTE ARTS
Photos and words by Debi Del Grande
Sometimes I Sit And Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. Courtney Barnett‘s debut album will officially drop on March 23rd. A few of us lucky ones were able to hear Courtney Barnett and her band play the album in its entirety way down deep in downtown LA at Dilettante Arts. The atmosphere was perfect. CB’s artwork was displayed on the walls as soon as you walked in. And just when you thought you knew everything about chairs.
Photographs by Melbourne photographer Tajette O’Halloran of Barnett and friends adorned the wall inside as music industry types, Aussie friends, Moby, and Tegan and Sara mingled in the art space partaking in yummy food and open bar before showtime.
Courtney Barnett’s very good friend from Oz, Fraser A. Gorman, started the evening of music. This being his first trip to LA ever, you may find a photo of him showing some skin at the beach on Instagram. Gorman took the stage with just his guitar and played songs from his upcoming album due out later this year.
Barnett is a refreshing voice in music today with her witty lyrics, singing stories that are completely relatable.
I wanna wash out my head with turpentine, cyanide
I dislike this internal diatribe when I try to catch your eye
I hate seeing you cry in the kitchen
I don’t know why it affects me like this when you’re not even mine to consider
Erroneous, harmonious, I’m hardly sanctimonious
Dirty clothes, I suppose we all outgrow ourselves
I’m a fake, I’m a phoney, I’m awake, I’m alone
I’m homely, I’m a Scorpio
Courtney Barnett Setlist:
Pedestrian at Best
An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in NY)
Nobody Really Cares if You Don’t Go to the Party
Boxing Day Blues