Courtney Barnett covers Being Around

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Courtney Barnett covers Being Around

Post by retlivdead » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:18 pm

http://www.nme.com/nme-video/courtney-barnett-covers-the-lemonheads---nme-basement-session/3022056959001

She's an Australian singer songwriter so there's an obvious Lemonheads connection. I'd never heard of her until I stumbled upon this, I really like her voice, going to check out some of her own stuff.
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Re: Courtney Barnett covers Being Around

Post by MAXIERILEY » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:21 am

Pass!!!

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Post by Irrelevant Elephant » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:50 am

That was bad, very bad.

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Post by range_life » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:29 pm

it's just very much in her deadpan style, she's good...:

http://youtu.be/bcnIhzaDTd0

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Re: Courtney Barnett covers Being Around

Post by Smudge » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:41 pm

i thought she was OK, but i don't like dirty finger nails on a girl there's no need for it hahah
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Post by mboy007 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:52 pm

Bless her, poor little tortured indie chick who can't wash her hands... She's trying so hard to deliver a stilted, tortured version of a bouncy song it's nearly killing her! Bet she really just wanted to sing but figured her mates wouldn't think she was 'cool'.

Imagine she will watch that video back in ten years, when she's grown up, and cringe at her immaturity.

Just my opinion!

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Post by pneurotic » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:35 pm

For what its worth she made it onto NME's top 14 acts to watch out for in 2014 http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-radar/listen-the-40-new-bands-you-need-to-know-in-2014?recache=1&t=1231314
as did a band who played in my kitchen not too long ago! :nod:

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Post by range_life » Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:01 am

Wow - a lotta hate... Evan turned me onto a lot of artists through his covers, and I daresay some of their hardcore fans don't like his versions - frankly I don't care. Maybe CB covering that song turns some of her (few but growing) fans onto the wonder of Evan's work and they become converted for life... If I was 20 years younger, I'd be grateful for that. Gotta pass the torch peeps.

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Re: Courtney Barnett covers Being Around

Post by mekons63 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:30 pm

I obviously prefer the original but I don't find it at all bad. I think someone brought it to Evan's attention on Twitter and he responded favorably. As someone who has a signicantly large repertoire of thoughtfully arranged and performed covers I'd assume he appreciates others returning the complement.

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Post by suzy » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:59 pm

oh dear, no voice.
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Post by lutewhine » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:54 pm

I minded the vocals a lot less than I minded the state of her nails.

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Re: Courtney Barnett covers Being Around

Post by suzy » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:35 pm

Dirty finger nails on a boy is also not very attractive. I wouldn't limit it to females.
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Post by mekons63 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:47 pm

Dirty finger nails on a boy is also not very attractive. I wouldn't limit it to females.
Yes! Thanks for pointing that out. For the record, there's been so much talk about her finger nails that when I went back to give it a second listen I couldn't help but stare at her hands.

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Post by suzy » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:24 pm

I had another look for the same reason and noticed that she is often flat.Too darn casual to hit the notes precisely .Can't be seen trying too hard, I guess.
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Post by Rich » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:44 pm

I like her :music:
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Re: Courtney Barnett covers Being Around

Post by range_life » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:31 am

New album this month :)

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Re: Courtney Barnett covers Being Around

Post by Irrelevant Elephant » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:54 am

Yeah she is growing on me. She certainly seems set to make it big. There has been a lot of buzz about her over the last 6 months or so. She is reportedly one of the hottest acts at SXSW or whatever its called this year.

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Re: Courtney Barnett covers Being Around

Post by Metalheart » Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:16 am

Pedestrian At Best is a really cool song....I like her too!!!
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