Courtney Barnett takes on Toronto in video for summer standout ‘Charity’

Photo by Mia Mala McDonald

There’s roughly 11 days left in summer — yeah we said it; summer ends on Labor Day, none of that September 22 bullshit — and we’re still not sure of our official Song of the Summer 2k18. We’ve hyped tracks by Petrie and Teen Ravine as total contenders, but the field is still wide open. The more we think on this, the more we feel like Courtney Barnett’s “Charity” is probably the call here. That guitar line is all sorts of delicious, and Barnett has that effortless type of summer cool we all aspire to capture. Anyway, “Charity” finally has a video to show of its summertime flair, helmed by cinematographer Ashley Connor and shot to 16mm film. It shows Barnett spending the day around Toronto, and that’s our idea of a cool hang. Once we get through all this summer nonsense, we can shift the conversation to where Barnett’s May album Tell Me How You Really Feel lands in our Best of 2018 lists. Featured image by Mia Mala McDonald.

Courtney Barnett North American dates:
September 29: Ogden Theatre, Denver SOLD OUT
September 30: Ogden Theatre, Denver
October 2: The Van Buren, Phoenix
October 3: The Observatory North Park, San Diego
October 5: Greek Theatre, Los Angeles
October 8: Paramount Theatre, Seattle
October 9: Vogue Theatre, Vancouver SOLD OUT
October 10: Vogue Theatre, Vancouver
October 11: McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland
October 12: McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland SOLD OUT
October 14: Treasure Island Music Festival, Oakland *
October 17: Pabst Theatre, Waukesha SOLD OUT
October 18: Riviera Theatre, Chicago
October 19: Stage AE, Pittsburgh
October 21: House Of Blues Boston, Boston
October 23: The Fillmore – Philadelphia, Philadelphia
October 25: Marathon Music Works, Nashville
October 27: Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater, Austin
With Waxahatchee
* w/ Lord Huron, Sharon Van Etten