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Neko Case readies first CD in three years

Tuesday, December 2, 2008 – Neko Case will release her first album in three years in March, "Middle Cyclone," on Anti- Records. The 15-track collection is Case's first release since 2006's "Fox Confessor Brings The Flood."

"Middle Cyclone" was produced by Case with Darryl Neudorf and recorded in Tucson, Ariz., Brooklyn, Toronto, and Vermont. It features Case backed by her core band - guitarist Paul Rigby, bassist Tom V. Ray, backing vocalist Kelly Hogan, multi-instrumentalist Jon Rauhouse and drummer Barry Mirochnick. Guests include M. Ward, Garth Hudson, Sarah Harmer and members of The New Pornographers with whom Case sometimes plays, Los Lobos, Calexico, The Sadies, Visqueen, The Lilys and Giant Sand. Case wrote 12 new songs for the disc. She also covered "Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth" by Sparks and "Don't Forget Me" by Harry Nilsson.

Songs on the CD are:
1. This Tornado Loves You
2. The Next Time You Say Forever
3. People Got A Lotta Nerve
4. Polar Nettles
5. Vengeance Is Sleeping
6. Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth
7. Middle Cyclone
8. Fever
9. Magpie To The Morning
10. I'm An Animal
11. Prison Girls
12. Don't Forget Me
13. The Pharaohs
14. Red Tide
15. Marais La Nuit

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Fox Confessor Brings The Flood CD review - Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
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Neko Case is blessed with a dynamic clarion of a voice- emotionally powerful, yet expressing a beguiling openness and vulnerability. On this, her third full-length record, she's left the scattershot variety of her debut, "The Virginian" and the torch and twang-rock of her follow-up "Furnace Room Lullaby" behind for darker territory. The new record is dark, forbidding and dread-filled. Case's writing, arguably more effective than ever (all but two songs are her own), sets the mood that's then »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
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