Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit is the debut studio album by Australian indie rock musician Courtney Barnett, released on 20 March 2015 by Milk! Records (Australia and New Zealand), House Anxiety/Marathon Artists (UK rest of world) and Mom + Pop Music (US). The album received wide acclaim and was ranked as one of the best albums of 2015 by numerous publications.
Barnett had spent a year writing songs for her album but only showed them to her band a week before they were recorded in order to capture a "fresh" sound. The song "Pedestrian at Best" was written "at the last minute" and the recorded version was the first time that Barnett had sung the words out loud. The album was largely recorded over eight days in Melbourne in April 2014 but the release was delayed due to touring commitments. Some early promo copies were distributed in Europe in mid-December 2014, and Barnett unveiled the album at the 2015 South by Southwest music festival in March and then embarked on a world tour beginning in Paris.
In the liner notes, Barnett reveals that the album's title was inspired by a poster that hung in her grandmother's bathroom. It is also used as part of the lyrics of the hidden/bonus song "Stair Androids & Valley Um…"
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