I haven’t found a ton of new music to rally behind lately, but I’m absolutely obsessed with the two lead singles from Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile’s new record, Lotta Sea Lice. It drops on October 13 and I can’t wait to hear the entire thing from start to finish.
Both singles, “Over Everything” and “Continental Breakfast,” sound about like what you’d expect. It’s beautiful, guitar-heavy indie rock from two of the genre’s greatest minds. The music might recall Vile’s previous work a bit more than Barnett’s, but you can still tell these two worked together very closely.
Lotta Sea Lice could very well end up being the strongest rock album of 2017. I thought The War on Drugs had that honor pretty much wrapped up with the incredible A Deeper Understanding, but if the rest of this album is as honest and timeless as “Over Everything” and “Continental Breakfast,” this could be a classic that we are talking about for years to come.
Check the videos below … and start counting down the days until October 13!