Courtney Barnett Plays Smoky ‘New Speedway Boogie’ on ‘Fallon’
Her cut from the new 'Day of the Dead' charity tribute project
Courtney Barnett visited The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night to play “New Speedway Boogie,” her contribution to the National’s all-star Grateful Dead tribute project, Day of the Dead. The 59-song box set also features Dead covers by the likes of War on Drugs, Angel Olsen, The Walkmen, and Perfume Genius and Sharon Van Ettan. Proceeds benefit Red Hot, an HIV/AIDS nonprofit.
Fallon is apparently a Barnett fan: the Australian musician made her U.S. TV debut on The Tonight Show in 2014, and came back again in 2015. Barnett also played her songs “Pedestrian at Best” and “Nobody Really Cares if You Don’t Go to the Party” on last week’s Saturday Night Live season finale.
Day of the Dead is out now from 4AD. Watch Barnett perform “New Speedway Boogie” on The Tonight Show below.