Courtney Barnett Releases Single ‘City Looks Pretty’ off New Album




By DONNA BALANCIA

Courtney Barnett has released the third single off her upcoming album Tell Me How You Really Feel, called “City Looks Pretty.”

The single, “City Looks Pretty,” takes her work in a different direction from the first two singles off the album she’s delivered, with one of the most energetic guitar performances yet.  It’s a fun tune and upbeat.

Check out the video for “City Looks Pretty” here:

Against a solid beat and riveting guitar, Barnett sings of life, long-term and short-term relationships.

“City Looks Pretty” is available now, but will also get a special Record Store Day release with the 12-inch, double-A side also featuring “Sunday Roast,” another single off the album, expected May 18 via Mom+Pop / Marathon Artists / Milk! Records.

Pre-order Tell Me How You Really Feel here

To date, Courtney has released two singles from the record, “Nameless, Faceless” and “Need A Little Time.”

Courtney Barnett – Photos by Pooneh Ghana

Courtney Barnett World Tour Includes California

Barnett will tour the album in her native Australia, playing the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne’s Festival Hall.  But first, she’s on a three-month world tour playing North America, Europe and the U.K. She plays San Francisco’s August Hall on May 6 and The Sanctuary at Pico Union in Los Angeles on May 10.

Barnett has become an internationally known artist. She is able to turn intensely personal emotions into songs people can relate to and that’s won her loyal fans around the world.  Her first album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, (2015) topped many year-end lists and helped her sell out shows around the world.

She’s played top festivals including Desert Daze with Kurt Vile last year and other collaborations include working with Kelley and Kim Deal of the Breeders on her Tell Me How You Really Feel. Her tour features openers including Jay Som, Vagabon and Waxahatchee.

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Upcoming Courtney Barnett Shows

4/29 – Fort Worth, TX at Fortress Festival (tix)
5/4 – Atlanta, GA at Shaky Knees Festival (tix)
5/6 – San Francisco, CA at August Hall (SOLD OUT) &
5/10 – Los Angeles, CA at The Sanctuary at Pico Union (SOLD OUT) &
5/12 – Acrosanti, AZ at Form Festival (tix)
5/14 – Austin, TX at Saengerrunde Hall (SOLD OUT) **
5/16 – Philadelphia, PA at Union Transfer (SOLD OUT) %
5/19 – New York, NY at Music Hall of Williamsburg (SOLD OUT) %
5/21 – Chicago, IL at Preston Bradley Hall at Tiffany Dome (SOLD OUT) ^^
5/25 – Belfast at BBC’s Biggest Weekend (tix)
5/29 – Leeds at O2 Academy (tix) +
5/30 – Brussels at Ancienne Belgique (tix) +
5/31 – Utrecht at Tivoli Vredenburg Ronda (tix) +
6/2 – Glasgow at Barrowlands (tix) +
6/3 – London at All Points East Festival (tix)
6/4 – Manchester at Academy (tix) +
6/5 – Bristol at O2 Academy (tix) +
6/6 – London at Roundhouse (tix) +
6/9 – Paris at Bataclan (tix) +
6/10 – Luxembourg at Den Atelier (tix) +
6/11 – Berlin at Astra Kulturhaus (tix) +
6/13 – Cologne at Live Music Hall (tix) +
7/6 – Winnipeg, MB at Winnipeg Folk Festival (tix)
7/7 – Des Moines, IA at 80/35 Festival (tix)
7/9 – Toronto, ON at Danforth Music Hall (tix) ^
7/10 – Toronto, ON at Danforth Music Hall (SOLD OUT) ^
7/11 – Ottawa, ON at Ottawa Blues Festival (tix)
7/12 – North Adams, MA at MASS MoCA (tix) ^
7/14 – Columbus, OH at Newport Music Hall (tix) ^
7/15 – Louisville, KY at Forecastle Festival (tix)
7/17 – St. Louis, MO at The Pageant (tix) ^
7/18 – Kansas City, MO at Truman (tix) ^
7/20 – Chicago, IL at Pitchfork Music Festival (tix)
7/21 – Minneapolis, MN at Surly Brewing Festival Field (tix) ~#
7/22 – Edmonton, AB at Intersteller Rodeo (tix)
7/24 – Washington DC at The Anthem (tix) ^#
7/25 – Brooklyn, NY at Celebrate Brooklyn Prospect Park (tix) ^#
7/26 – Portland, ME at State Theatre (tix) #
7/28 – Newport, RI at Newport Folk Festival (SOLD OUT)
9/29 – Denver, CO at Ogden Theatre (tix) ++
10/2 – Phoenix, AZ at The Van Buren (tix) ++
10/3 – San Diego, CA at The Observatory North Park (tix) ++
10/5 – Los Angeles, CA at The Greek Theatre (tix) ++
10/8 – Seattle, WA at Paramount Theatre (tix) ++
10/10 – Vancouver, BC at Vogue Theatre (tix) ++
10/12 – Portland, OR at Crystal Ballroom (tix) ++
10/17 – Milwaukee, WI at Pabst Theater (tix) ++
10/21 – Boston, MA at House of Blues (tix) ++
10/23 – Philadelphia, PA at The Fillmore (tix)
10/25 – Nashville, TN at Marathon Music Works (tix)
10/27 – Austin, TX at Stubb’s (tix)
& with Jay Som
** with Molly Burch
% with Palehound
^^ with LALA LALA
+ with Loose Tooth
^ with Vagabon
~ with Big Thief
# with Julien Baker
++ with Waxahatchee