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Kurt and Courtney

By Abigail Church |

Stars of the underground Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile record together…

A wet dream for indie rock fans! Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile come together not only on stage but also on an album! The Australian and American will be on tour together across the United States next October and November, supported by a kind of super group, baptised as The Sea Lice and made up of Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag), Rob Laakso (Violators, Swirlies, Mice Parade), Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint) and Katie Harkin (Sky Larkin). One dollar from each ticket that’s sold will be donated to ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) – an important American non-profit association based in New York and founded in 1920, whose mission is “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.”

Though above all, Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett will release a shared album on 13th October this year, edited collectively by Marathon Artists, Matador Records and Milk! Records, which will be entitled Lotta Sea Lice.

Recorded at Newmarket Studio in Melbourne, Australia, it will be produced by Callum John Barter and will offer the following tracks: Over Everything, Let It Go, Fear Is Like a Forest, Outta The Woodwork, Continental Breakfast, On Script, Blue Cheese, Peepin’ Tom and Untogether. Mick Turner and Jim White from Dirty Three, Stella Mozgawa from Warpaint and Mick Harvey from Bad Seeds will all contribute to the album.

We know it’s hard to wait patiently for 13th October, so here’s a little appetiser – the brilliant first single entitled Over Everything, for which the music video was produced by Danny Cohen, who has notably worked with King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Mac DeMarco.

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