Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile are the cute stoner couple who swear they’re just friends (and don’t even smoke down) and it’s totally true but I still want to believe the better story. To the joy of everyone who loves them both, they announced an upcoming collaboration called Lotta Sea Lice, due October 13 on Matador. If the lead-off single is any indication of the rest of the album then this fall is looking up.
Kurt & Courtney: web, amazon, apple, spotify.
Courtney Barnett: web, twitter, fb, instagram, amazon, apple, spotify, wiki.
Kurt Vile: web, twitter, fb, instagram, amazon, apple, spotify, wiki.
The fine folks at the Fork have been uncovering all kinds of new music for you to check out. But it’s impossible for anybody to listen to everything, so we handpick the best mp3s just for you. Listen for yourself and let us know what you think.
Here’s our roundup of stuff that Pitchfork posted recently on their Forkcast:
MP3: The Feelies: “Should Be Gone” (“postpunk originators”)
MP3: Hunx and His Punx: “Lovers Lane” (“Garage-pop”)
MP3: Wavves: “Mutant” (“Japanese B-side”)
MP3: Raekwon: “Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang” (“cinematic and gritty”)
MP3: Beach House: “I Do Not Care for the Winter Sun” (“holiday song”)
Lots more below…
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Kurt Vile – Childish Prodigy (Matador)
Childish? You bet. Prodigy? Hardly. Indie rock is littered with the compact cassettes of endless low fidelity rock bands. And just think of the rest that you taped over from your college days. You remember. The friend of your roommate that opened for Superchunk back in ’95? You recorded Siamese Dream over their demo tape because you needed some tunes for the ride home at Christmas break.
Betcha wouldn’t record over Vile’s shit, though; Childish Prodigy is immature, dirty, and a hell of a lot of fun. In fact, I couldn’t think of a better album to spin to keep you entertained as the mile-markers pass.
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