Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - three songs at The Current (2017)

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Published on 26 Oct 2021, 2:00
Four years ago, on October 25, 2017, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile visited The Current for a session in the studio.

Was it any wonder that Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile became friends? Having shared mutual friends, an overlapping touring schedule and common musical interests, it seemed inevitable. "We started running into each other at shows and festivals and stuff, and we had some mutual Melbourne friends, where I'm from," Barnett said during her and Vile's 2017 session at The Current.

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 said, "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."

Watch three songs performed by Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile during their October 2017 visit to The Current.

00:00 "Over Everything"
05:15 "Continental Breakfast"
10:05 "Let It Go"

Courtney Barnett – vocals, guitar
Kurt Vile – vocals, guitar
Janet Weiss – drums
Rob Laakso – guitar

Video & Photo: Nate Ryan; Jay Anker
Audio: Michael DeMark; Riley Bruestle
Production: Derrick Stevens

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