The musical combination of Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile on their new duet album and tour has indie rock fans falling in love with the two guitarists and singers all over again. They seem to have easily made each of their styles work perfectly together, and in doing so, have delivered an indie rock 2.0 version of Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks for a new generation of songwriters and music fans. The two were the musical guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday night, where they played a pair of songs both on stage and off from their new album, Lotta Sea Lice.
As seen in the video above, the two guitarists and the full band crank things up for the live performance of “Over Everything,” which was slightly trimmed down from its original 6:20 minute recording length. The song proves to have plenty of pop and energy when played live as the performance carries on throughout its eventual climax. It's almost impossible not to just sit back and enjoy watching the two have fun while trading off guitars and vocal lines.
“Over Everything” wasn’t the only performance Barnett and Vile gave while at the Colbert studios in New York City. They also gave a more intimate, unplugged version of their perfect long-distance friendship ballad, “Continental Breakfast” with their acoustic guitars backstage. The online-only performance can be watched in the clip below.
Barnett and Vile have been on tour across North America together since Oct. 11 and will remain on the road in promotion of the new album until Nov. 11 with a final gig in Austin. Tickets for select shows on their remaining fall tour are on sale now and can be purchased by clicking here.