Watch Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile Perform a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR

Lotta Sea Lice Out Now via Matador

Dec 08, 2017
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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 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. For the uninitiated, Tiny Desk Concerts are stripped down sets recorded at the desk of Bob Boilen, the host of NPR's All Songs Considered. They performed "Over Everything," "Continental Breakfast," "Blue Cheese," and "Let It Go." Watch it below.

Pick up Under the Radar's current print issue (Issue 62/Fall 2017) to read our exclusive interview with Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile on Lotta Sea Lice.

Previously they shared a video for the album's excellent first single, "Over Everything" (which was our #1 Song of the Week). Then they shared a video for another song from the album, "Continental Breakfast," (which was also one of our Songs of the Week). Lotta Sea Lice was also our Album of the Week.

Lotta Sea Lice also features special guests Mick Turner and Jim White of Dirty Three, Stella Mozgawa from Warpaint, and Mick Harvey. The album was recorded in eight non-consecutive days spread out over the course of 15 months.

Barnett released her debut full-length album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, via Mom + Pop in 2015 and it landed at #6 on Under the Radar's Top 100 Albums of 2015 list. Vile's last studio album, b'lieve i'm goin down..., also came out in 2015, via Matador. Read our interview with Vile about that album.

Also read our joint interview between Barnett and Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, from our Best of 2015 issue.

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