Lotta Sea Lice
|Release:||Released October 13th 2017|
The fairly unlikely pairing of former The War On Drugs strum-master and shoegazer Kurt Vile and Aussie rocker Courtney Barnett come together for a definitely not Sonny & Cher style duet.
1. Over Everything
2. Let It Go
3. Fear Is Like A Forest
4. Outta The Woodwork
5. Continental Breakfast
6. On Script
7. Blue Cheese
8. Peepin’ Tom
(The words of the press release, not us)
A conversation between friends, documented in raw, unvarnished song form, brimming with personal history, crackling with energy and shot through with humour - this is the collaborative album of Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile.
Two of the most acclaimed and gifted song writers of our generation “Lotta Sea Lice” also sees them roping in friends such as Dirty Three, Stella from Warpaint and Mick Harvey to create a body of work that sounds organic & candid. Their shared chemistry is immediately apparent in the breathtaking jam of opener and first single “Over Everything”, while ‘Continental Breakfast” showcases a more melodic side as the two harmonise over finger-picked acoustic guitars. The two pay homage to 90’s cult heroes Belly with a gorgeous cover of their classic “Untogether” and even celebrate their mutual respect by covering each other’s music later in the album. This is an intimate glimpse into the shared musical world of Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile.