Courtney Barnett Shares Online “Interactive Stem Mixer”
Courtney Barnett has shared an “interactive stem mixer” on her website that allows users to “listen & play around” with tracks from her forthcoming LP Things Take Time, Take Time. The player, built and designed by Raphael Ong & Sean Lim, uses sliders to allow users to adjust the volume of the various percussion, guitars, and vocals in the mix of “Rae Street,” “Before You Gotta Go,” and “Write A List Of Things To Look Forward To.” The site performs many of the same functions as the Donda Stem Player Kanye West announced—but has yet to ship—this year. Barnett says more songs will be added later. You can try it out now on Barnett’s website.
Last month Barnett was called out for the similarities between her video for “Before You Gotta Go” and fellow Melbourne, Australia band Quivers’ clip for their song “You’re Not Always On My Mind.” In acknowledging the similarities, she claimed the were “completely coincidental.” She sets off on her first North American tour in three years in November.
Check out Pitchfork’s “Interview” feature “Courtney Barnett Talks About Taking on Misogyny and Self-Doubt With Her New Album”