For Fans Of: Mac DeMarco, Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, Hospitality, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Waxahatchee

Last week, Third Man Records announced the latest offering of their Blue Series, which, to jog your memory, is the one where they pluck an artist passing through town off the road, and plunk them down in the Third Man Studio to record two tracks produced by their top dog, Jack White. Once recorded (which is completed in one single afternoon), and mixed, and mastered, and sent off to the pressing plant just down the road, and the photo of the artist is taken in their Blue Room, and then they release the tracks on 7″ vinyl.

This Summer, it was Melbourne-to-rock-n-roll songstress Courtney Barnett who
was open to this tour detour. Barnett recorded “Boxing Day Blues Revisited”
(the solemn reprise to “Boxing Day Blues” from her 2015 release
Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit), which tugs at your heartstrings despite the singers’ clear and apparent apathy.  “Shivers,” the Roland S. Howard-penned, Nick Cave-crooned nihilistic – and quintessentially Australian – ballad, makes for a perfect B-side antidote. Hear “Shivers” below.

This two-headed beast of a Blue Series is available today, and everyone’s
record collection is garbage without it. Fans can fix that by picking up a copy of their own via Third Man Records.