Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile Release New LP, ‘Lotta Sea Lice’

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Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile Release New LP, ‘Lotta Sea Lice’

Today sees the release of Lotta Sea Lice, a very special collaborative album between Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, and one which is every bit as unique and unusual as their talents.

With Lotta Sea-Lice, Barnett and Vile have delivered something utterly unpredictable and original – an instant-classic record which sounds as if the two have played together for decades, completely organic and candid. This is a conversation between friends, documented in raw, unvarnished song form, brimming with personal history, crackling with energy and shot through with humour. There’s an unforced ease to the record, helped by the fact that the pair have been not just friends, but hardcore fans of each other’s work for years, and have also roped in colleagues such as Mick Turner and Jim White of the Dirty ThreeStella Mozgawa from Warpaint and even Mick Harvey to play.

Lotta Sea Lice has already been awarded critical accolades across the board and their US tour is happening now including a performance tonight in Joshua Tree.

Upcoming Live Dates

10/13 – 10/15 – Joshua Tree, CA – Desert Daze (tickets)

10/14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church (SOLD OUT)

10/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre (tickets)

10/18 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre (tickets)

10/20 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (tickets)

10/21 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre (SOLD OUT)

10/22 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox (SOLD OUT)

10/25 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre (SOLD OUT)

10/26 – Chicago, IL – Rockefeller Chapel (SOLD OUT)

10/27 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall (SOLD OUT)

10/28 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle (SOLD OUT)

10/30 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre (tickets)

10/31 – Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall (tickets)

11/01 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre (SOLD OUT)

11/03 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre (tickets)

11/04 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre (tickets)

11/06 – Loew’s Jersey Theatre – Jersey City, NJ (tickets)

11/07 – The Anthem – Washington, DC (tickets)

11/09 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium (tickets)

11/10 – Dallas, TX – McFarlin Memorial Auditorium (tickets)

11/11 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater (SOLD OUT)

Lotta Sea Lice Tracklisting

  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
  9. Untogether

Order Lotta Sea Lice

Courtney and Kurt will be touring North America this fall. Their live band, The Sea Lice, is a revolving cast of musicians including Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag), Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint), Rob Laakso (The Violators, The Swirlies, Mice Parade) and Katie Harkin (Harkin, Sky Larkin and touring member of Sleater-Kinney and Wild Beasts).


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