This must be the most perfect laconic, low-fi alt.country indie music match in history – Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile are releasing an album together entitled “Lotta Sea Lice”, due out on 13 October 2017.

First release off the album is the song “Over Everything” and it is everything you would expect from these two individuals with their shared love of the lyrically self-deprecating story-telling and easy, shimmering guitar style. The video is discombobulating to say the least – the black and white ethos and the expansive scenery with both singers lost and distant figures armed with their guitars and amps is undercut by the fact that each are miming to the other’s part:

It’s a glistening mesmerising song and it augurs well for the album and what must be one of the most fascinating collaborations ever.They are joined on the album by musicians such as Mick Thomas and Jim White of the Dirty Three, Stella Mozgawa from Warpaint and Mick Harvey. Meanwhile a US tour in October/November has already sold out.

Here are the dates anyway:

October

11 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
13 Joshua Tree, CA – Desert Daze Festival
14 Los Angeles, CA – The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church
15 Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
18 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
20 Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
21 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
22 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
25 St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
26 Chicago, IL – Rockefeller Chapel
27 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
28 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
30 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
31 Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall

November

01 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
03 Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre
04 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
06 Jersey City – Lowe’s Jersey Theatre
07 Washington DC – The Anthem
09 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
10 Dallas, TX – McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
11 Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater

You can pre-order the album here.