Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile 'Lotta Sea Lice' (album stream)

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile 'Lotta Sea Lice' (album stream)
A collaboration between Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile looks great on paper, but now we can find out how it is in practice with the arrival of Lotta Sea Lice, which you can hear in its entirety right now.

Arriving through Matador Records, the record is said to be "a conversation between friends, documented in raw, unvarnished song, brimming with personal history, crackling with energy and shot through with humour."
 
Initially meeting as fans of each other's work, Barnett and Vile have delivered nine tracks alongside Mick Turner and Jim White from the Dirty Three, Stella Mozgawa from Warpaint, and Australian singer-songwriter Mick Harvey.

The tracklisting also features the two leading musicians interpreting each other's songs. Barnett delivers her own rendition of "Peepin' Tomboy," while Vile takes on "Outta the Woodwork" (with Barnett herself lending a hand on backing vocals).

Take in all of Lotta Sea Lice in the player below.