News

Dec 08, 2017

Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett and American singer/songwriter/guitarist Kurt Vile have teamed up for a new collaborative albumLotta Sea Lice, which came out in October via Matador, as well as a collaborative fall tour featuring an "all-star band." Now they have stopped by NPR's offices to perform four songs as a Tiny Desk Concert. More

Nov 03, 2017

Last night the duo and band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform "Over Everything" on the broadcast show (although the restrictions of TV performances means it's a shorter version of the song).  More

Under the Radar Announces Fall 2017 Issue with Julien Baker on the Cover

Issue 62 Also Includes Interviews with Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, The Horrors, Wolf Alice, Jessie Ware, King Krule, and Much More

Oct 20, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Fall 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine app Zinio). The issue features Julien Baker on the cover. More

Album of the Week: Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile

Lotta Sea Lice Out Now via Matador

Oct 13, 2017

When news first broke that Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett were teaming up for a collaborative project, it was met with an unusually high amount of excitement. The last few years have seen dozens of reunions, team-ups and supergroups in the indie world, some of them good, most of them completely missable; yet even those who know the bare minimum about these two artists could see them for an unnaturally easy pair. More

7 Best Songs of the Week: Little Dragon, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, and More

Plus Lindstrøm, First Aid Kit, The Weather Station, FAN, Wild Beasts, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 29, 2017

It wasn't the strongest week for truly compelling new tracks, but there was still enough of note to make us rally and put together a decent Songs of the Week post. To help you sort through the multitude of fresh songs released in the last seven days, we have picked the seven best this week had to offer, along with highlighting other notable new tracks shared this week.  More

Sep 26, 2017

Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett and American singer/songwriter/guitarist Kurt Vile have teamed up for a new collaborative album, Lotta Sea Lice, which is due out October 13 via Matador, as well as a collaborative fall tour featuring an "all-star band." Now they have shared a video for another song from the album, "Continental Breakfast." The video features footage of Barnett and Vile in their respective homes in their respective countries.  More

Nine Best Songs of the Week: Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, The National, Baxter Dury, and More

Plus Alex Lahey, Jessie Ware, Mathew Dear + Tegan and Sara, Ted Leo, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 01, 2017

What a packed week for great new tracks. We could have easily done a Top 15. Some artists that almost made the cut include A. Savage, Bully, John Maus, Father John Misty (remixed by The Haxan Cloak), Tricky, Wolf Parade, and Zola Jesus.  More

Aug 30, 2017

Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett and American singer/songwriter/guitarist Kurt Vile previously announced they were teaming up for a new collaborative album, as well as a collaborative fall tour featuring an "all-star band." More

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile Announce Collaborative Album and Tour

Fall Tour to Feature an "All-Star Band" with Members of Sleater-Kinney and Warpaint

Jun 07, 2017

Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett and American singer/songwriter/guitarist Kurt Vile are teaming up for a new collaborative album, which will be supported by a collaborative fall tour featuring an "all-star band." More


Interviews

Dec 08, 2017

A strange sort of math seems to underlie the chemistry of creativity. Any time two great artists are added to each other in equal measures, the product of their union almost always yields something less than what either of them could create on their own.  More


Reviews

Lotta Sea Lice

Lotta Sea Lice

Matador

Oct 11, 2017

A perfect marriage of sound and substance, Lotta Sea Lice finds two of indie rock's most vibrant and eclectic singer/songwriters sharing the spotlight for a brilliant joint LP.  Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile have long been celebrated for their introspective, journalistic songwriting, acting as voyeurs into the everyday life of the ordinary human.  More