On February 14th, Milk! Records will release a new a label compilation called Good For You. The comp will host a slew of curated tracks from Jen Cloher, Fraser A. Gorman, Ouch My Face, The Finks, and East Brunswick All Girls Choir, but most importantly a new contribution from the label, and indie rock's fastest rising star, Courtney Barnett, “Three Packs a Day”.
Don't be fooled by the title that may seem like Barnett is referring to a terrible case of cigarette smoking. In fact, the lighthearted, guitar-wielding singer reveals her deepest addiction on the new track: instant ramen noodle soup. Her musical love letter to instant ramen has upbeat guitar and a pleasantly meandering bass line bumping to Barnett's affirmative declarations about the noodle fare. “That MSG tastes good to me/ I disagree with all your warnings,” she sings. “It can’t be true/ That they use glue to keep the noodles stuck together.” It's tracks like "Three Packs a Day," where Barnett asserts that her wit is as strong as her musical skills.
Take a listen to the track, which also features Fraser A. Gorman on harmonica, below.