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The Quirky Aussie Who Wheezed Life Into 2013

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The Quirky Aussie Who Wheezed Life Into 2013

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The Quirky Aussie Who Wheezed Life Into 2013

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Courtney Barnett performs at the Mercury Lounge in New York City during the CMJ Music Festival in October. Jeff Meininger/CMJ hide caption

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Courtney Barnett performs at the Mercury Lounge in New York City during the CMJ Music Festival in October.

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Courtney Barnett, a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Melbourne, Australia, released one of the quirkiest collections of songs this year with The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas.

During a recent conversation on Morning Edition, Barnett says she didn't even notice when people started paying attention to her music — including her breakthrough song, "Avant Gardener," which serves as an unexpectedly amusing first-person account of anaphylactic shock. Click the audio link to hear more of the discussion.