Courtney Barnett Details Ramen Addiction in “Three Packs a Day”

From the Milk Records compilation Good For You.

Given her predilection for songs about asthma inhalers, percolators, and other domestic ephemera, it’s probably not surprising to hear that Courtney Barnett is a fan of instant ramen. What might be surprising is how much of it she eats. “I’m down to three packs a day,” goes the opening line of “Three Packs a Day,” her new single that appears on a compilation for her label, Milk. It’s only slightly comforting that she’s not talking about cigarettes here, though it sounds like she’s not terribly concerned with our concern: “I disagree with all your warnings,” she sings. You can listen to the song below.

She’s also announced a new run of tour dates, which are also below. If she comes to your town, buy her dinner.

Courtney Barnett tour dates

15–17 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
19 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
20 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
21 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
22–23 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
26–27 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
28 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre

25 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
26 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
29 Montreal, Quebec – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
31 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre

2–5 Nelsonville, Ohio – Nelsonville Music Festival
3–5 New York, NY – The Governors Ball Music Festival

(via Pitchfork)


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