April 16, 2014


Courtney Barnett Rounds Up Animated Monsters for "Anonymous Club" Video

We dare you to find a better video featuring a cartoon three-eyed monster than Courtney Barnett's "Anonymous Club." The rising indie-folk singer's visuals have a grainy, vintage feel that's reminiscent of an early Mickey Mouse cartoon, but with a variety of mutant reptiles and monsters carrying about in the forest and lakes—you know, their natural habitat. But it doesn't try to be scary or funny; instead, it has a more solemn feel, as we see monsters weeping and regurgitating others. 

The track comes from Barnett's A Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, a collection of two EPs that she's released over the last couple of years. She's currently in the United States for Coachella, which goes into its second weekend on Friday. She'll return this summer for more headline club shows, along with gigs at Lollapalooza and Outside Lands.