'Slacker Rock' Songstress Courtney Barnett Takes The HuffPost Live Stage

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett's most recent double EP embodies the spirit of the laid-back "slacker rock" genre, but she's working overtime to capitalize on her rise to fame.

Barnett is riding high on the passive, smooth sound popularized by the likes of Beck, Modest Mouse and Pavement, and her performance last weekend at Coachella marked her first ever major festival appearance. Fresh from the California desert, Barnett joined HuffPost Live to perform and chat about her music.

This 26-year-old Melbourne-based artist got her start when she launched a small independent record label out of her bedroom in 2012. She recently signed with Mom+Pop, a Brooklyn-based indie record label that is also home to Andrew Bird, Flume and Sleigh Bells.

She's currently in the throes of a world tour, but the rise to fame still surprises her. When asked by two fans how she has developed such a close-knit group of supporters, she said that she's built a community of those interested in her sound.

"I kind of started singing all my music on my label in Australia," Barnett explained. "It was really small and no one was really that interested, so i built this small community of people who liked the same music as I did, and grew it from there."

Check out Barnett's performance of "Avant Gardener" above, and watch the full HuffPost Live segment below.



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