Continental Breakfast | Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett


Riley Ingell

Given the onslaught of new albums released this past Friday, any number of songs could be your personal new favorite, but if Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett’s Lotta Sea Lice isn’t on your list then your appreciation for quality-made music may be in question. However, that doesn’t mean Vile and Barnett aren’t going to fight for your attention. Their new album features breezy affairs, loose reverb-drenched guitars and the absolutely soothing voices of Vile and Barnett trading off lines throughout the project’s nine tracks. The two feel audibly locked-in, showcasing their inseparable chemistry with each other. Vile and Barnett paint pictures of melancholy all across the album, making it the perfect lazy Sunday listen for fans.

“Continental Breakfast” bounces and meanders as the pair celebrate the friendships they’ve made across vast distances. You could be convinced by this song alone that these two have the utmost affection for each other. The harmonized vocals during the bridge are gorgeous, and that’s not to mention the smooth interplay between drums, guitars and vocals during the verses. If you’ve been listening to Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot for the past 15 years, and need a new slow-burn indie song tinged with country, you need to give Vile and Barnett a serious listen.

Check out Kurt and Courtney’s full album, Lotta Sea Lice, below.