Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile have revealed that they have completed a collaboration album for release later this year. In support of this they will be leading an all-star band on a once-in-a-lifetime tour of North America this autumn.

Kurt Vile said of the collaboration: “It started out as, maybe we’ll do a split 7″ together but then I figured let’s make it a 12″ so it doesn’t get lost in the world, shoot for 5 songs. It wasn’t until I had another KV tour booked for the following summer in Oz that we thought we should record as much as we can, just see what happens, no major goal to make it a full length, but it came together that way ‘cause the vibe was so strong with everyone.”

The album is the result of 8 days in the studio spread over almost 15 months when Courtney and Kurt’s respective touring schedules allowed for them to be in the same place at the same time. It will be released later this year jointly by Marathon Artists, Matador Records and Milk! Records.

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