Listen to Courtney Barnett’s ‘Shivers’ Produced by Jack White
It’s been a banner year for Courtney Barnett, who released her well-received debut LP Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit last spring. Now, the Australian singer-songwriter is back with two new tracks produced by Jack White.
Barnett will issue a 7” single featuring a new song, “Boxing Day Blues Revisited,” as the A-side. The song will no doubt work as an extension of Sometimes I Sit and Think’s closing track, “Boxing Day Blues.” The single will be backed with a cover of the Boys Next Door, the original incarnation of Nick Cave’s band the Birthday Party. Barnett tackles “Shivers,” a cut from their 1979 debut, Door, Door, which was their first and only album before changing their name. Listen to that cover above, then compare it to the original below.
The “Boxing Day Blues Revisited” single is due out Oct. 16 on White’s Third Man Records. Both songs were recorded at the ex-White Stripes leader's Nashville studio.
On top of the new single, Mom + Pop will reissue Barnett’s debut album with seven new tracks. The updated Sometimes I Sit and Think will boast six previously unreleased cuts and a cover of John Cale’s “(I Keep A) Close Watch,” the Velvet Underground founder’s reworking of Johnny Cash’s “I Walk the Line.” That cover originally appeared as the B-side on Barnett's Record Store Day "Kim's Caravan" 7". The Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit reissue is slated for a Nov. 6 release.