Courtney Barnett announces ambient album and an intimate venue tour - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Australian folk-rocker Courtney Barnett has announced a new album titled End of the Day (Music From the Film Anonymous Club) that will be released on Sept. 8th via Mom + Pop and her imprint Milk! Records. Based on her July 10th triple-single release, the album will pivot from her usual style of country-twinged rock to guitar-ladened, ambient soundscapes, and she’ll perform it live this October in the Sanctuary of the First Unitarian Church.

The album is a spinoff of the documentary Anonymous Club, directed by Danny Cohen and released to the film festival circuit in 2021. The film spotlighted Barnett and her private activities over a three-year timeframe, covering the artist’s tour, studio time, and home life. End of the Day was created as improvised pieces meant to soundtrack moments of the documentary, and will feature 17 tracks upon its release. The project will also serve as the final release on Milk!, Barnett’s label she co-founded with Jen Cloher in 2012.

The first three singles, “Start Somewhere,” “Life Balance,” and “First Slow,” are co-written and co-produced by Stella Mozgawa. Smooth transitions will tie together the album’s tracks, creating a fluid, structureless atmosphere. A Claire Marie Vogel-directed visualizer was released to Barnett’s YouTube channel that assists the three new songs.

Mozgawa, having worked on the entire project with Barnett, will perform alongside her on a seven-show concert series in late fall. The tour will stop at the Sanctuary of the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia on October 14th, with public onsale beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 14th. The tour’s presale begins June 12th, and End of the Day can be pre-ordered and pre-saved now. Get tickets and more information on the show at WXPN’s Concerts and Events page, and check out a visualizer for all three new pieces below.

Courtney Barnett - Start Somewhere, Life Balance & First Slow
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