Courtney Barnett Releases ‘Elevator Operator’ Music Video — With A Sleater-Kinney Cameo

by Gabrielle Diekhoff

It’s easy to forget that Australian indie-rock star Courtney Barnett only released her flawless debut LP Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit last year. Since the album’s 2015 release, Barnett has experienced explosive success, and deservedly so. The album is an absolute staple for any fan of indie music, and it’s fair to assume that it will live a long, beloved life, despite its relative newness. Fortunately, as we all sit around, anxiously gnawing our nails and waiting for Barnett’s next fire album to drop, we can at least look forward to a steady release of music videos.

Today, the world was blessed when the beautifully-shot visual accompaniment for the album’s first track, “Elevator Operator,” was released. The video, directed by Sunny Leunig, features Barnett in a role as (unsurprisingly) an elevator operator who encounters an endless stream of quirky characters and experiences an existentially contemplative moment on the roof while overlooking the enormity of the city. Chalked full of cameos, including Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and the goddesses of punk, Sleater-Kinney, this is a video you need to watch. If you’re like me, you’ll probably watch it three or four times in a row and drool all over your keyboard.

Watch it here: 

Image via Youtube

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