Monday, March 2, 2009

Neko Case and the Animals

I just finally got around to reading Daniel Menaker's lengthy piece on Neko Case from the February 13th New York Times.

I loved his description of her new CD, Middle Cyclone:

[It] comes close to immediate accessibility, but it is never pat, never ear Splenda. It has a Brechtian-sounding love song in march rhythm, two or three waltzes, a sweet Byrds-like salvo of opening guitars and vocal effects from wild to coy.
The disc comes out tomorrow on the Anti- label.

One of the neat things mentioned in the article is that Anti- would be donating five dollars to the Best Friends Animal Society for every blog that posted the song "People Gotta Lot of Nerve," an animal rights song.

As is typical, Sound of Blackbirds is a little late to the party: Anti- stopped making the five dollar donations at the beginning of February. But you can still download the song here.


Ellen Stanley said...

i know lucy wainwright roche recorded vocals for this album, although i don't know if the final mix includes them...either way, i'm looking forward to hearing it!

D said...

She was on NPR's Weekend Edition.