The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas

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The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas
The Double EP A Sea of Split Peas cover.jpg
EP by
ReleasedOctober 14, 2013 (2013-10-14) (UK) October 15, 2013 (2013-10-15) (US)
GenreIndie rock
Length56:14
LabelHouse Anxiety, Mom + Pop Music
Courtney Barnett chronology
How to Carve a Carrot into a Rose
(2013)
The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas
(2013)
Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
(2015)

The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas is an EP by Australian rock musician Courtney Barnett which compiles two of her previous EPs: I’ve Got a Friend Called Emily Ferris and How to Carve a Carrot into a Rose. It was released by Marathon Artists' House Anxiety Records on October 14, 2013 in the UK, and on the following day in the US.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Consequence of SoundB[6]
Cuepoint (Expert Witness)(2-star Honorable Mention)(2-star Honorable Mention)[5]
NME4/5 stars[7]
Pitchfork Media7.8/10[3]
PopMatters7/10 stars[1]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[4]

Rolling Stone's Mike Powell gave the EP 3 out of 5 stars, calling it "an informal introduction to an artist who probably has more to offer."[4] In contrast, AllMusic's Scott Kerr was more favorable in his review of the EP, giving it 4 out of 5 stars and writing that "It's clear to see that together these EPs are an indicator of her wonderful songwriting talent."[2]

The song Avant Gardener played over the credits at the end of Season Two of the Netflix Original series Bojack Horseman.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Out of the Woodwork" – 5:50
  2. "Don't Apply Compression Gently" – 3:35
  3. "Avant Gardener" – 5:12
  4. "History Eraser" – 3:28
  5. "David" – 2:53
  6. "Anonymous Club" – 5:50
  7. "Lance Jr." – 3:27
  8. "Are You Looking After Yourself?" – 7:42
  9. "Scotty Says" – 3:52
  10. "Canned Tomatoes (Whole)" – 4:32
  11. "Porcelain" – 7:07
  12. "Ode to Odetta" – 2:46

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak position
US Billboard 200[8] 165
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[9] 2
US Folk Albums (Billboard)[10] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pan, Arnold (14 November 2013). "The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas". PopMatters.
  2. ^ a b Kerr, Scott. "The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas Review". AllMusic.
  3. ^ Zoladz, Lindsay. "The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas Review". Pitchfork Media.
  4. ^ a b Powell, Mike (12 November 2013). "Courtney Barnett: The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas". Rolling Stone.
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert (20 February 2015). "Ex Hex / Allo Darlin' / Alvvays / Shilpa Ray / Courtney Barnett / Girlpool / Potty Mouth". Cuepoint. Medium.
  6. ^ Kitching, Bryant (6 December 2013). "Courtney Barnett – The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas Review". Consequence of Sound.
  7. ^ Perry, Kevin EG. "Courtney Barnett – 'The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas' Review". NME.
  8. ^ "Courtney Barnett Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Courtney Barnett Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Courtney Barnett Chart History (Top Americana/Folk Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 17 May 2017.