Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile’s Tiny Desk Concert is off key, out of time and the coolest thing

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile’s Tiny Desk Concert is off key, out of time and the coolest thing

So this is bloody brilliant.

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile‘s Tiny Desk Concert.


A performance of four songs from their new album Lotta Sea Lice, that were alternately awesome, completely off key, out of time, and a little harsh on the ear without the studio production. But, altogether, just the coolest thing ever.

Because I love listening to artists like Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile when they are completely unmastered, unfiltered, unmessed about with in the studio and, instead, are honest, authentic and real. Mistakes and all.

The four songs Barnett and Vile performed at NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert were ‘Over Everything‘, ‘Continental Breakfast‘, ‘Blue Cheese‘ and ‘Let It Go’.

“I didn’t do a whole lot of tuning today,” laughed Courtney, “apologies”, after they ended their first song, ‘Over Everything‘, and then the pair worked on tuning their guitars a little bit before they launched into ‘Continental Breakfast‘.

Yep, love, we can tell. But, somehow, it doesn’t matter.

Watch Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile’s Tiny Desk Concert in the NPR video below. Isn’t that just fabulous?

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