The Julia Stone-curated Songs For Australia benefit compilation is out now. Proceeds benefit Australian brushfire relief, and it features a whole bunch of cool artists covering Australian artists, including The National's previously-released cover of INXS' "Never Tear Us Apart," and the just-released Kurt Vile cover of Nick Cave's "Stranger Than Kindness." KV changes it up pretty significantly from the original, and if you didn't know any better, you might just think this was a Kurt Vile song. It's very cool stuff and you can hear it below.
Unless coronavirus gets in the way, Kurt Vile is touring with Cate Le Bon this year, including shows at NYC's Town Hall on 4/16 (almost sold out) and Bowery Ballroom on 4/17 (on sale at noon), and Jersey City's White Eagle Hall on 4/23 (tickets).
You can pre-order the album on LP/CD here and here's a stream of the whole thing: