Beard Jams: Pedestrian at Best by Courtney Barnett

Oh, hello there. Have you heard the big news?! Courtney Barnett is coming out with a new album on March 23, 2015! The album is entitled Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit. It’s the best thing 2015 has given me to look forward to and I am beyond excited to hear some new music from this super talented woman. I have been hooked on her previous album The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas for quite some time and I look forward to hearing the new music she’s been working on.

She has released one of her songs off of her new album that will be released in March and it’s called Pedestrian at Best. I am in love with this song, as well as the music video. One of my favorite things about Barnett is that she creates these really creative lyrics and produces them in an incredibly effortless way. Personally, I feel like when you’re listening to her, it sounds like she’s at an open mic and she’s just spitballing what comes into her mind. Even though you’re hearing the music from your headphones or watching her on youtube, the way she sings makes you feel like she’s hanging out in your room and just picked up the guitar and started jamming.

Pedestrian at Best is upbeat, has a fast paced rock tempo, and a super catchy chorus that will make you want to scream along to the line, “Put me on a pedestal and I’ll only disappoint you”.  The song definitely carries the same kind of Courtney Barnett sound from her previous album, but has a harder rock vibe. I look forward to hearing how the rest of the songs compare to this one or if some of the songs will mellow out a bit.

Keep an eye out for a chance to see Courtney Barnett live in your hometown. She’s going to be performing at some pretty big festivals this year and you don’t want to miss out. I haven’t seen her live, but I have watched her youtube performances for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert and she sounds unbelievable. I hope I get the chance to change that last sentence and soon you’ll be reading a concert review instead.

Check out some neat album art work Barnett has been working on and refer to her tour dates on social media, yo.



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