November 1, 2017 – 9:17 am


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Santa Monica 2017 [no label, 1CD]

Morning Becomes Eclectic, KCRW-FM, Santa Monica, CA; October 10, 2017. Very good audio (ripped from HDTV webcast).

‘Lotta Sea Lice’, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile’s first collaborative album together (released October 13, 2017), 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. Undoubtedly one of the best collaborative rock albums in recent years’. - Consequence of Sound

The kindred spirits Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile visited KCRW today for their first live radio appearance just a few days before the release of the album ‘Lotta Sea Lice’. - KCRW

Thanks to indykid for sharing the HDTV webcast at Dime.

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Track 01. introduction by Jason Bentley 0:31
Track 02. Over Everything 5:41
Track 03. Continental Breakfast 4:53
Track 04. Fear Is Like a Forest (Jen Cloher & The Endless Sea cover) 5:13
Track 05. Q&A with Jason Bentley 9:43
Track 06. Let It Go 4:03
Track 07. Outta the Woodwork (Courtney Barnett cover) 6:24
Track 08. band introduction/Blue Cheese 5:59
Track 09. Untogether (Belly cover) 5:10
48 mins

Courtney Barnett - guitar, vocals
Kurt Vile - guitar, vocals
Rob Laakso - bass
Katie Harkin - keyboard, background vocals
Janet Weiss - drums

Click here for Kurt Vile - Austin 2015.

Click here for Courtney Barnett - KCRW/SXSW 2015.

Click here to order Lotta Sea Lice.

  1. 4 Responses to “COURTNEY BARNETT & KURT VILE - SANTA MONICA 2017”

  2. Good stuff, thanks big o

    By mr henry on Nov 1, 2017

  3. Thanks BigO!
    These two seem hot to trot at the moment and it is always nice to catch up with some more Kurt Vile. Courtney I didn’t know so well so the links to past stuff and the Kurt and The Violators is most welcome

    By swappers on Nov 1, 2017

  4. Love them.

    By BF on Nov 1, 2017

  5. Thanks big o!

    By j.frantz on Nov 1, 2017

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