Courtney Barnett stopped by NPR’s Tiny Desk for a three song performance this week, culminating in a rendition of brand new track “Depreston” — it’s a song about house hunting in an Australian suburb, and how depressing that is.
“The song is thoughtful, acerbic and funny, just like the woman who sings it” – Bob Boilen
You said we should look out further
I guess it wouldn’t hurt us
We don’t have to be around all these coffee shops
Now we’ve got that percolator
Never made a latte greater
Im saving 23 dollars a week
We drove to a house in Preston
We see police arresting
A man with his hand in a bag
How’s that for first impressions?
This place seems depressing
It’s a Californian bungalow in a cul-de-sac