Shuffle Aces: Courtney Barnett – Avant Gardener

I know this song has been around for a while, but I only heard it for the first time recently. What I also know is that Courtney Barnett’s voice immediately fascinated me. Then last week I was looking at one of the omni-present “best of 2014” lists and there she was again. This song has obviously achieved some profile, but there’s still something about hearing it for the first time that makes you realise there’s something a little different and a little special about Barnett. Avant Gardener not only sounds great, the subject matter – having an anaphylactic asthma attack on a hot day – showcases Barnett’s ability to make create great songs out of unusual things.

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You can find all the Shuffle Ace tracks – including this one – on a Spotify playlist here.

Shuffle Aces is a series of posts that highlights a song of the week that “shuffling” has brought forth. With all the streaming services it’s not just an iPod on shuffle mode that we use to discover new stuff, but the principle remains the same: hit play and wait to see what gems come forth.



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