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August 21, 2013 5:49 AM   Subscribe

Neko Case's new album streaming in full. Due out in September, The Worse Things Get the Harder I Fight is available for preview at NPR.
posted by dortmunder (21 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
She did a hilarious Over/Under (very NSFW language) with Pitchfork to promote the album.

I've been listening to this pretty much nonstop for the last couple of days, and while it has 1 or 2 songs that I don't care for, it's pretty consistently great otherwise. Where Did I Leave that Fire, Local Girl, and Man are my top 3.
posted by quiet coyote at 5:55 AM on August 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oooh yes.
posted by rtha at 5:59 AM on August 21, 2013


Awesome. As an uncool dad person I had no idea there was a new one incoming.

So why does all good stuff come out in the fall? It is a wallet-pocalypse every year. I am already broke just from console games.
posted by selfnoise at 6:22 AM on August 21, 2013


So why does all good stuff come out in the fall? It is a wallet-pocalypse every year.

Hey, don't spread this around, but I held my tape recorder up to the computer speaker while the songs were playing. I've got a dual cassette deck with high speed dubbing and I'd be happy to send you a copy.

Shhhhhhhhh!
posted by Pater Aletheias at 6:43 AM on August 21, 2013 [4 favorites]


Lots of good Neko Case (and Kelly Hogan!) from a recent Wits show in St. Paul.
posted by mcstayinskool at 6:49 AM on August 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Also lots of good Neko Case and Kelly Hogan in Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
posted by quiet coyote at 6:52 AM on August 21, 2013 [2 favorites]


The full album title, in all its I'm-not-Fiona-Apple glory: The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
posted by psoas at 7:05 AM on August 21, 2013


I think love is not too strong a word to describe how I feel about Neko Case.
posted by KokuRyu at 7:09 AM on August 21, 2013 [3 favorites]


OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY
posted by palomar at 7:23 AM on August 21, 2013 [3 favorites]


So why does all good stuff come out in the fall?

Tell me about it. I mean Jonathem Lethem, Margaret Atwood, J.M. Coetzee, Stephen King, Stephen Dixon, Nicholson Baker, Alice McDermott, and Thomas Pynchon (!!). ... And that's just September!

What were we talking about?

Oh yeah. Has it leaked?
posted by mrgrimm at 7:54 AM on August 21, 2013


“Meanwhile, Case will continue to serve as an ambassador for the Best Friends Animal Society during her promotional duties. In the month prior to the ­album's release, fans who make a monetary contribution to the organization for abused and abandoned animals will be able to hear multiple songs from the new album before its release. The partnership comes four years after Anti- donated $5 to Best Friends for every blog that posted Middle Cyclone's "People Got a Lotta Nerve" as a free download.” -- Billboard
posted by ivey at 7:55 AM on August 21, 2013 [4 favorites]


B.B. King famously said that the Blues is happiness when you're sad. Listening to Neko Case is like letting me scream at the top of my lungs when I need to stay quiet.
posted by dry white toast at 9:33 AM on August 21, 2013 [2 favorites]


And goddammit we're going to be out of town when she's here, and we miss her by one day when we're going to Boston.
posted by rtha at 10:07 AM on August 21, 2013


And, lest you forget, not only is she a mind-blowing singer, but Neko will seriously pummel your fucking face if you get out of line.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:32 AM on August 21, 2013 [2 favorites]


I went to see Neko Case in concert once and didn't. She was too short, the crowd was too tall and the venue was too rubbish. The music was still good though.
posted by srboisvert at 2:17 PM on August 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


YAY I love her so much.

It is a wallet-pocalypse every year NEVER EVER START GOING TO BURNING MAN owwwww my wallet
posted by flaterik at 4:16 PM on August 21, 2013


And if this wasn't enough, there's another New Pornographers album nearing completion...
posted by JoeZydeco at 6:09 PM on August 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


*squirming in excitement* thank you thank you thank you!
posted by Athanassiel at 10:35 PM on August 21, 2013






After listening to the songs a few times on the NPR link, man, I'm really reminded of Bruce Springsteen at his most powerful, especially Man. Good stuff.
posted by KokuRyu at 9:15 PM on August 28, 2013


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