Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett bring their friendship and music to The Current

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Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile perform "Over Everything," off their collaborative album, "Lotta Sea Lice," live in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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  • Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett - Over Everything (Live on The Current) 05:19
  • Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett - Continental Breakfast (Live on The Current) 04:50
  • Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett - Let It Go (Live on The Current) 03:58

Having shared mutual friends, an overlapping touring schedule and shared musical interests, it seemed inevitable Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile would become friends.

"We started running into each other at shows and festivals and stuff, and we had some mutual Melbourne friends, where I'm from," Barnett says, adding that she really connected with Kurt Vile's album, Smoke Ring.

The friends quickly became musical collaborators, and their resulting album, Lotta Sea Lice, is evidence of their productive cross-pollination. "I've worked with different people in my life," Vile says, "and [Barnett is] the ultimate because I got to make a whole record with her, which I wouldn't have been able to do with others I've played with in the past, because it didn't click in the same way."

Ahead of their sold-out show at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett, along with the Sea Lice, stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Jade.

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Songs Performed


"Over Everything"
"Continental Breakfast"
"Let It Go"
All songs from Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile's album, Lotta Sea Lice, available on Milk Records.

Hosted by Jade
Produced by Derrick Stevens
Engineered by Michael DeMark and Riley Bruestle
Web feature by Luke Taylor

Resources


Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, Lotta Sea Lice (Bandcamp)

Courtney Barnett - official site

Kurt Vile - official site

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  • Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett perform in The Current studio
    Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett, along with the Sea Lice, perform in The Current studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett perform in The Current studio
    Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett, along with the Sea Lice, perform in The Current studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett perform in The Current studio
    Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett, along with the Sea Lice, perform in The Current studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett perform in The Current studio
    Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett, along with the Sea Lice, perform in The Current studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett perform in The Current studio
    Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett, along with the Sea Lice, perform in The Current studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett perform in The Current studio
    Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett, along with the Sea Lice, perform in The Current studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett perform in The Current studio
    Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett, along with the Sea Lice, perform in The Current studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett perform in The Current studio
    Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett, along with the Sea Lice, perform in The Current studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett portraits at The Current
    Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett portraits at The Current (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, 'Lotta Sea Lice'
    Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile's collaborative album, 'Lotta Sea Lice,' releases Oct. 13, 2017. (Matador Records)

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