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Couldn't find a Neko Case thread. Anyone see her at Southpaw last night?

Linoleum Blownapart (calstars), Thursday, 17 June 2004 12:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

No, but I dig her work. I actually prefer her albums to anything the New Pornographers ever put out. I particularly like the slight Lynchian ambiance on Blacklisted.

James Slone (Freon Trotsky), Thursday, 17 June 2004 13:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Blacklisted is utterly great, the other albums of hers, not so much so. The backing band has a lot to do with it.

Matt Maxwell (Matt M.), Thursday, 17 June 2004 14:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I like her lots, although her songs aren't always up to the standards of her singing. She's someone I'd really love to hear do an all-covers album -- classic country tunes, new wave chestnuts, whatever she felt like singing. I saw her at Bowery Ballroom last year, she was very good.

spittle (spittle), Thursday, 17 June 2004 15:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Neko Case is a force of unparalleled glory and beauty, in every respect.

Neb Reyob (Ben Boyer), Thursday, 17 June 2004 15:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Furnace Room Lullaby is fantastic as well. Canadian Amp is well worth checking out if you can find a copy (although I think it might be back in print).

Gear! (Gear!), Thursday, 17 June 2004 15:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

there have been a lot of Neko threads BTW, I'm surprised you missed "this is the thread for honoring Neko Case's fire"

Gear! (Gear!), Thursday, 17 June 2004 15:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"it looks a lot like engine oil and taste like being poor and small and popsicles in summer." dont know what i means but i like it

ladyintheradiator (ladyinradiator), Friday, 18 June 2004 01:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

great voice, uneven songwriter, better in the New Pornographers than on her own.

Matos W.K. (M Matos), Friday, 18 June 2004 01:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I was told by a certain Pornographer that her vocal work in that band is totally scripted.

Which I guess means that, like a great actress, she makes the words come alive.

dan carville weiner, Friday, 18 June 2004 02:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Isn't she, when solo, basically Syd Straw for a new generation?

Ian g, Friday, 18 June 2004 03:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

four months pass...
The Tigers Have Spoken - anyone?

57 7th (calstars), Sunday, 24 October 2004 19:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

It's a very good little live album. She does two new songs, one of which, "If You Knew", I really love. Great covers of Freakwater's "Hex" and the Shangri-La's "Train From Kansas City", too. The Sadies are her backing band on the cd, and they're as great as they always are.

a. begrand (a begrand), Sunday, 24 October 2004 19:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

YOU BASTARD! YOU'VE HEARD IT!! YOU MUST SHARE!!

Jimmy Mod always makes friends with women before bedding them down (ModJ), Sunday, 24 October 2004 20:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

There's the covers people were hoping for.

Piers (piers), Sunday, 24 October 2004 22:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Blacklisted is utterly great, the other albums of hers, not so much so. The backing band has a lot to do with it.

My sentiments exactly. I doubt she'll ever top that. And "Deep Red Bells" is one of the best songs ever.

Salvador Saca (Mr. Xolotl), Sunday, 24 October 2004 23:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The live disc is totally great. Lots of interesting covers and no overdubs. My favorite after "Blacklisted."

ng, Monday, 25 October 2004 00:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

CAN SOMEONE IM these to me -- I'm in need of a neko fix

Jimmy Mod always makes friends with women before bedding them down (ModJ), Monday, 25 October 2004 00:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I mean, I'm gonna buy it, but until then...

Jimmy Mod always makes friends with women before bedding them down (ModJ), Monday, 25 October 2004 00:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I think one the files may be corrupt - somewhere in the middle my mp3 player reset itself -- it must have messed up the drive. I had to reformat it.

57 7th (calstars), Monday, 25 October 2004 00:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

You there! Abe Grand! Hook me up!

Jimmy Mod always makes friends with women before bedding them down (ModJ), Monday, 25 October 2004 00:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

Jimmy Mod always makes friends with women before bedding them down (ModJ), Monday, 25 October 2004 01:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Can't rip them, sorry. The advances have been out for nearly two months...hasn't this been leaked on slsk yet?

a. begrand (a begrand), Monday, 25 October 2004 02:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

WHY CAN'T IT BE OUT THIS WEEK LIKE IN CANADA.

Jimmy Mod always makes friends with women before bedding them down (ModJ), Monday, 25 October 2004 02:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Is this at, like, other music in NYC as an import?

It's twooooo wwwweeekkkksss

Jimmy Mod always makes friends with women before bedding them down (ModJ), Saturday, 30 October 2004 01:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I can't believe I have not posted to this thread, for I think her BLACKLISTED a mistrepiece.

the bellefox, Saturday, 30 October 2004 09:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'm really pleased to see you write that PF! (I think it is too)

Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Saturday, 30 October 2004 14:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

None of you people can answer my question, eh?

Jimmy Mod always makes friends with women before bedding them down (ModJ), Saturday, 30 October 2004 17:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

do you have a gmail account, ModJ? I don't have IM but I could e-mail them to you.

milozauckerman (miloaukerman), Saturday, 30 October 2004 17:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

if you buy this from Insound you get a signed Neko Case poster(!)

Riot Gear! (Gear!), Saturday, 30 October 2004 17:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

OMG MILO I LOVE YOU

richardgin@*that gmailplace*.com

Jimmy Mod always makes friends with women before bedding them down (ModJ), Saturday, 30 October 2004 17:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

IT'S ROCKY!

Jimmy Mod always makes friends with women before bedding them down (ModJ), Sunday, 31 October 2004 01:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I got it today! Promo copy! It's great!

Riot Gear! (Gear!), Friday, 5 November 2004 05:07 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I was told by a certain Pornographer that her vocal work in that band is totally scripted.

not exactly a state secret; they tend to boast about that. and still it tops anything on her own records -- though, to be fair, it's such a different sound and vibe that it's like comparing buzzards and roosters, as dan rather might say.

fact checking cuz (fcc), Friday, 5 November 2004 06:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I like the New Porns but they don't hit me in the sweet spot like Neko's work does. If the NPs never released another album, I'd shrug. If Neko never did, I'd be rather sad.

Riot Gear! (Gear!), Friday, 5 November 2004 08:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

After going to one of those tapped shows I still haven't wanted to listen to any of her albums.

I'm very excited about the Neko Case and the Sadies live album
Neko Case live album on Anti
Why hasn't the Neko Cse live album leaked yet?

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Friday, 5 November 2004 15:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I've had this for, like, 2 weeks! The Sadies and Jon Rauhouse are some kinda awesome!

Huk-L, Friday, 5 November 2004 15:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

if you gmail it to me, i'll be your best friend forever

Shmool McShmool (shmuel), Friday, 5 November 2004 18:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Someone should still talk about how great BLACKLISTED is. It's incredible! The first track alone!

the bellefox, Friday, 5 November 2004 18:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I still haven't listened to Blacklisted a second time. I burned out on her while writing a review of Canadian Amp, and am only now starting to come back to my senses.

Huk-L, Friday, 5 November 2004 19:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

nice

omar little, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 18:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

Someone should still talk about how great BLACKLISTED is. It's incredible! The first track"Deep Red Bells" alone!
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Turangalila, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 21:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

Okay, here's where I tell my Neko Case story. I saw the Newpies at the Knitting Factory in L.A. A.C. told some long story about how he'd run into some very minor celeb on the street and how cool it was. Neko says, witheringly, "Carl's crazy for celebrities." A.C. says, "Yeah, I'm gay for fame. Except, I'm not really gay." Someone in the audience yells back, "Too bad!" A.C. turns 10,000 shades of red and Neko says, "Hey wait, I thought I was the vixen in this band."

mottdeterre, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 21:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

death proof homage?

jordan s (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 21:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

Cougar?

nickn, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 21:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

The Newpies?

Alex in SF, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 22:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

anticipating

Every Day Jimmy Mod Is Hustlin' (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 22:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

new pornographers, no?

Edward III, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 22:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

Join Neko on Halloween at 2pm EST for a live performance at NPR Music's Tiny Desk. Although she hasn't revealed what her costume will be, Neko has promised a reveal worthy of the occasion!

Mordy , Wednesday, 30 October 2013 19:20 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

don't think the new one is her best work, but wow "Calling Cards" is something else.

tylerw, Thursday, 12 December 2013 22:44 (four years ago) Permalink

thought of u when I realized she covers Nico's "Afraid" on this one

sleeve, Thursday, 12 December 2013 22:58 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah that is good too! i don't know, it's a good record (that I'm really just getting around to) but maybe a little bit business as usual?

tylerw, Thursday, 12 December 2013 22:59 (four years ago) Permalink

I agree it's probably not her best work but the highs are phenomenal.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 12 December 2013 23:19 (four years ago) Permalink

agreed

Nhex, Friday, 13 December 2013 04:17 (four years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

can't believe i read that whole thing
but it was cool to see a lot of callbacks to her lyrics

Nhex, Sunday, 7 June 2015 16:51 (two years ago) Permalink

Sorry, I thought it started off promising but I didn't have enough time to make it all the way through. Was there a monster at the end?

Maria Felix Kept On Walking (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 7 June 2015 19:17 (two years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

get the fuuuuck away from me, why don't you eeever shut up

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 14 April 2016 15:45 (two years ago) Permalink

I like the Case/Lang/Viers stuff I've heard so far. "Atomic Number" is great.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, 15 April 2016 02:27 (two years ago) Permalink

Agreed. I'm excited for this!

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Friday, 15 April 2016 02:53 (two years ago) Permalink

get the fuuuuck away from me, why don't you eeever shut up

I have to laugh at that song. It's supposed to be this brutal condemnation of a parent who is verbally abusive to their kid. Yet every parent I know talks like that.

kornrulez6969, Friday, 15 April 2016 05:48 (two years ago) Permalink

Every parent you know tells their kid(s) to get the fuck away from them and asks them why they don't ever shut up?

alpine static, Friday, 15 April 2016 06:37 (two years ago) Permalink

note: I'm not taking what you said literally, though it sounds like it. better way to ask my question is: "Really??"

alpine static, Friday, 15 April 2016 06:38 (two years ago) Permalink

that lyric is both hilarious and tragic

Nhex, Saturday, 16 April 2016 06:51 (two years ago) Permalink

k d lang was marvelous at EMP last night, and 'Atomic Number' got played.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 16 April 2016 07:34 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

listened to this 5 times today i like it a lot

Mordy, Thursday, 9 June 2016 21:21 (one year ago) Permalink

i wasn't really into the singles but it holds together much better as an album length. lots of really wonderful stuff going on + the 3 of them are excellent. they vary styles but i think neko's voice (literally + stylistically) comes through the strongest here.

Mordy, Thursday, 9 June 2016 21:22 (one year ago) Permalink

I can't wait to spend more time with it. It's beautiful, but I do find myself looking forward to the Case-fronted ones most of all.

xp ha, yes exactly.

It certainly is punk of the Church of England to think that way (tangenttangent), Thursday, 9 June 2016 21:24 (one year ago) Permalink

Sounds great

niels, Thursday, 16 June 2016 15:20 (one year ago) Permalink

need to listen to this more, was not as wowed as you folks on my first listen

curmudgeon, Thursday, 16 June 2016 16:52 (one year ago) Permalink

Likewise I'm afraid, though "Atomic Number" remains lovely.

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Thursday, 16 June 2016 17:15 (one year ago) Permalink

It's minor but imo v pleasant and listenable

Mordy, Thursday, 16 June 2016 17:23 (one year ago) Permalink

they're playing this festival at the camden bb&t pavilion in late july on the same day as songhoy blues + femi kuti. i'm in margate that week but thinking about coming back to the city to see the show... those are 3 acts i'd love to see.

Mordy, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 17:35 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Whoa

Album cover & track listing for new Neko Case album, due June 1!!! Cannot wait! pic.twitter.com/YbQsslFfpX

— Chris (@ctrauty) March 5, 2018

JoeStork, Monday, 5 March 2018 20:57 (one month ago) Permalink

this turned up in the replies - hadn't heard it before and it rules

No kidding!! And you just reminded me of my favorite Wits episode where It closed with Neko singing Maiden! https://t.co/zfdZZrly35

— Chris (@ctrauty) March 5, 2018

Simon H., Monday, 5 March 2018 21:47 (one month ago) Permalink

Those screams!

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 5 March 2018 21:58 (one month ago) Permalink

I was *just* wondering what she was up to. Very excited, I haven't seen her live in a while, gotta catch her this time around!

She's going almost 20 years and there's no duds in her catalog, and almost every guest appearance is worthy as well.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 14:14 (one month ago) Permalink

Not really into most Springsteen-style bands but this is one of my favorite appearances with her:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcAty0w-ruM

Nhex, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 19:37 (one month ago) Permalink

Deep red bells is so good

kolakube (Ross), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 19:50 (one month ago) Permalink

new song is on youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESUXxAbZVZ4

beginning is very tom waitsy

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 20:02 (one month ago) Permalink

Weird song. Probably sounds better in context.

Simon H., Tuesday, 6 March 2018 20:03 (one month ago) Permalink

agreed, sounds like one of her spacey mid-album tracks

Nhex, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 20:23 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah like the title track to "fox confessor brings the flood"

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 20:29 (one month ago) Permalink

I like this, almost a Rubber Soul-remembered-as-a-dream vibe about it. seems weird that her label would release it as a single/teaser (unless the rest of the album is really low key), but I already know I'll rip it for my phone when I get home.

Dominique, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 20:59 (one month ago) Permalink

I like it too, it has that Tin Pan Alley/cabaret thing that can go wrong, but this works (and I love it when Tom Waits does it too). Nice sneaky switch to 4/4 going into that bridge.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 21:09 (one month ago) Permalink

Just prior to hearing this, I was listening to a promo by a Birthday Party-like band, and was lamenting that the whole noir thing is so played out. Then this lands and disproves my point.

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 23:05 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I'm gonna randomly mention that I've been obsessed for years w/her song "I Missed the Point." I have to sit, transfixed, whenever it's playing... the melody, music & lyrics are all astonishing. If I were the type to pick out "songs to be played at my funeral," that one would top the list -- it's that kind of song, so personal/powerful.

absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 20:19 (one week ago) Permalink

Love seeing Kelly Hogan in that "Bad Luck" clip.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 12 April 2018 13:33 (one week ago) Permalink

Haven't seen her live in awhile, but it looks like her only upcoming gig near me is opening for Ray LaMontagne at a big outdoor shell with lawn location. Not really a fan of his.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:20 (one week ago) Permalink

not a lot of space for the song to breathe, makes me feel like I've airplane ears

still not lovin' overcompression

niels, Thursday, 12 April 2018 17:20 (one week ago) Permalink

Neko Case is opening for Ray LaMontagne!? Not the other way around? What a world...

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 12 April 2018 17:22 (one week ago) Permalink

^^Reminds me of this time I was watching The Tonight Show when they had Jakob Dylan on and I realized Kelly & Neko were his backing singers AND NOBODY SAID ANYTHING.

Making Plans For Sturgill (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 12 April 2018 20:10 (one week ago) Permalink


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