Confirmed! Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile have “accidentally recorded a sort of album” together

Not too long ago Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile were snapped in the studio together, causing a whole lot of fans to hope for the best. An album collab between the two seemed too good to be true, but sometimes good shit just happens ya know?

Today Barnett confirmed the collab in a press release, and furthermore announced that Vile and herself would be hitting the road together with an all-star band named The Sea Lice.

courtney barnett and kurt vile collab album the sea lice tour

Aussie favourite Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile are teaming up, hitting the road together along with the promise of a joint album.

Here’s what Barnett had to say about the upcoming collab:

“somewhere along the dusty road I became friends with this constant hitmaker Kurt Vile, I’ve been a huge fan of Kurt’s songwriting since I first heard his album Smoke Ring For My Halo.”

“One day we found ourselves in the studio together and we accidentally recorded a sort of album (more info on that later) n figured we should take it on the road.”

The Sea Lice includes a changing cast of top shelf musos including Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag), Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint), Rob Laakso (The Violators, The Swirlies, Mice Parade) and Katie Harkin (Harkin, Sky Larkin and touring member of Sleater-Kinney and Wild Beasts).

Sadly there aren’t any Australian dates currently planned, but you can check out their run of US shows below. Head here for tickets.

Wed Oct 11 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
Sat Oct 14 Los Angeles, CA – The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Sun Oct 15 Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
Wed Oct 18 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
Fri Oct 20 Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sat Oct 21 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
Sun Oct 22 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
Wed Oct 25 St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
Thurs Oct 26 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
Fri Oct 27 Chicago, IL – Rockefeller Chapel
Sat Oct 28 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Mon Oct 30 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
Tues Oct 31 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
Wed Nov 1 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
Fri Nov 3 Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre
Sat Nov 4 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
Thurs Nov 9 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Fri Nov 10 Dallas, TX – McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
Sat Nov 11 Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Courtney Barnett was on the cover of Happy Mag’s first ever issue! Grab your copy here.