Episode 61: Courtney Barnett

“Depreston”

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Courtney Barnett released her debut album in March 2015. By the end of the year, she had been nominated for a Grammy for Best New Artist, Spin named her the Songwriter of the Year, and she won four ARIA Music Awards in her native Australia. In this episode, Courtney Barnett breaks down the song “Depreston,” which began with a visit to an open house, on a househunting trip she took in the town of Preston.

You can buy “Depreston,” from Courtney Barnett’s album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, on iTunes.

Watch Courtney Barnett’s live performance of “Depreston” on The Ellen Degeneres Show:

footnotes
Courtney’s guitar part was influenced by The Go-Betweens – Streets of Your Town.