I’ve never texted my partner as fast as when Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett announced their tour and collaborative album, Lotta Sea Lice. My heart raced at the prospect of seeing two of my favorite artists on stage together. While I had seen Barnett when she toured with Sharon Van Etten, this will be an entirely different experience, and my first time seeing Vile. The duo even put together a star-studded backing band, the Sea Lice, featuring Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney), Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint), Rob Laakso (The Violators), and Katie Harkin (Sky Larkin).
Set to release October 13, Barnett revealed the record consists of “new songs, old songs, and in-between songs.” And to get us ready for the upcoming tour and album, they’ve released a video for their song, “Over Everything”. A simple black and white video, with each of them lip-syncing to the other’s vocals – the perfect teaser to hold us over before the release. Who am I kidding? Waiting it out for the next month is going to be tough! If you’re digging their slacker rock sound, be sure to pick up the album and check them out on tour!
Are you getting your last road trip in of the summer? These two make the perfect car companions. Trust me.
Also published on Medium.