Lotta Sea Lice is a collaborative studio album between Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, released on October 13, 2017, on Matador, Marathon Artists and Milk! Records. Barnett and Vile announced that they had jammed together and decided to go on a mutual tour on June 7, 2017. They announced the release date and lead single "Over Everything" on August 30.
The collaborative LP from Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett feels like an overheard discussion between two existential misfits. They sing songs about writing songs, covering each other in the process. Their debut collaboration, Lotta Sea Lice, thus feels less like a collection of traditional duets than an overheard discussion between two misfits who just met at an Existentialists Anonymous meeting. Unlike most he-said/she-said pairings, there’s no romantic role-play here, no cheeky entendres, no faux-frisson milked for dramatic tension, no song that’s ever going to replace Islands in the Stream or Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around on hipster karaoke-bar playlists.
Lotta Sea Lice is the result of 8 days in the studio spread over almost 15 months when Courtney and Kurt’s respective touring schedules allowed for them to be in the same place at the same time. Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). If you like Kurt Vile or if you like Courtney Barnett you will love this album. A very laid back bunch of songs and recorded nicely, a step up from Kurt's earliest low-fi albums.
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Despite geographical distance, the partnership of Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett always made a ton of sense. Here are two indie darlings regularly praised for similar things, whether it be their affable and sardonic stoner-rock dispositions or their individual styles as guitarists. And the resulting collaborative album, Lotta Sea Lice, turns out to be exactly what you might’ve hoped: An ambling, charming collection of songs with the most Dude abides vibes of any record this year.
Instead, Lotta Sea Lice, Barnett and Vile’s first collaborative album together, makes for a remarkably sublime pairing that brings out the best in each artist, an unexpected gem that sits near the top of either’s discography. The way Barnett and Vile lock into grooves, trading barbs and asides in deadpan tones, and dueling with seemingly effortless yet entrancing guitar riffs makes for a delightful endeavor that plays to both artists’ strengths.
By Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile. Listen to Lotta Sea Lice in full in the this site app. Play on this site. 2017 Matador Records Limited.
Lotta Sea Lice is soaked in the authenticity of a future classic without the rock and roll cliches you might expect. The songs are undeniably touched by both artists in what feels like playful interplay between two old souls making music inspired by their youth. It's only by happenstance that both musicians found themselves between their own releases and connected over what supposedly started as jam session . If not an album, at least the unification of two acts who are influential in their own time. Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile's Lotta Sea Lice is out now on Matador Records.
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