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Neko Case

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Artist Bio

Neko Case is the consummate career artist–fearless and versatile, with a fierce work ethic and a constant drive to search deeper within herself for creative growth. Rolling Stone calls her “one of America’s best and most ambitious songwriters,” while Pitchfork deemed her last release, 2013’s ‘The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You,’ “the most potent album of her career.” 2015’s ’Truckdriver, Gladiator, Mule’ box set looked back on her groundbreaking 20 years in music, packaging together 8 classic albums that track her unique journey from punk/country torchbearer to “essentially peerless” (NPR) avant pop icon.

On June 1, 2018  Anti- will release Neko Case’s ‘Hell-On,’ an indelible collection of colorful, enigmatic storytelling that features some of her most daring, through- composed arrangements to date.

Produced by Neko Case, ‘Hell-On’ is simultaneously her most accessible and most challenging album, in a rich and varied career that’s offered plenty of both. ‘Hell-On’ is rife with withering self-critique, muted reflection, anthemic affirmation and Neko’s unique poetic sensibility. Neko enlisted Bjorn Yttling of (Peter Bjorn & John) to co-produce 6 tracks with her in Stockholm, Sweden where she mixed the 12 track album with Lasse Martin. ‘Hell-On’ features performances by Beth Ditto, Mark Lanegan, k.d. Lang, AC Newman, Eric Bachmann, Kelly Hogan, Doug Gillard, Laura Veirs, Joey Burns and many more.

A letter from Neko:  My name is Neko Case. I am a music producer, songwriter, and musician. I just finished a record called ‘Hell-On’ with a cast of talented musicians, techs, label folks and friends.

What I want you to know about me isn’t too much, nor do I want to over talk it. What you take away on your own, as a listener is most important. I worked really hard and I was present for every second of this project. Producing a record is a huge task and there were times I was deep in the weeds, but that is normal for a record that takes a year plus. The weeds aren’t so bad. There were a lot of break-through moments, belly-laughs, sleepless nights and grubby, shiny jeans. In the end it was all worth it and I am so proud of how it turned out, and I am so grateful to have worked with such dedicated, giving artists to make it happen.

There were a few challenges during the making of this record from small (scheduling difficulties, and occasional miscommunication) to large (my house burning down while I was overseas.) But none of them are the story of this recording, the songs are the story. They are my best self. They are everything I’ve worked for since I was a kid, whether I knew it or not.

I write songs from a feeling of solidarity with folks who feel alone or isolated, I think I’m trying to comfort people in this way. It’s not a forceful way rather “No commitment necessary;” take it if you want it, take it as you can.

My style is odd, I don’t know what genre this is. I don’t have a pretty voice or a trained voice, and I am constantly disappointed that I don’t have a “tough” voice, no matter how hard I practice, but it’s mine, and for all its loud, heavy-handed, nasal, vibrato-less qualities I accept it. The closest sound I have found to

compare it to is Bulgarian Folk singing. My Eastern ancestors could have been proud of me a century ago? I could have been a droning “caller of wasps” perhaps? I just invented that job, I like the sound of it.

The songs are who I believe myself to be and that will change, but for now that’s how it is and I’m very satisfied with that.

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Tour Dates

Apr 25 2019
Manchester Music Hall
Lexington, KY
Apr 26 2019
Vic Theatre
Chicago, IL
Apr 27 2019
Vic Theatre
Chicago, IL
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Apr 29 2019
The Englert Theatre
Iowa City, IA
Apr 30 2019
The Sylvee
Madison, WI
May 01 2019
Fitzgerald Theatre
St. Paul, MN
May 02 2019
Fitzgerald Theatre
St Paul, MN
May 04 2019
Burton Cummings Theatre
Winnipeg, Canada
May 05 2019
O'Brians Event Centre
Saskatoon, Canada
May 06 2019
MacEwan Hall Concerts
Calgary, Canada
May 07 2019
Winspear Centre
Edmonton, Canada
May 10 2019
Uptown Theatre
Kansas City, MO
Jun 01 2019
Gorge Amphitheatre
George, WA
Jun 19 2019
CINEMA SÃO JORGE - Sala Manoel de Oliveira
Lisboa, Portugal
Jun 21 2019
Black Deer Festival (June 21-23)
Kent, United Kingdom
Jun 22 2019
Eridge Park
Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Jun 23 2019
Eridge Park
Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

News

03/06/2018

Neko Case Returns With New Album ‘Hell-On,’ Out June 1 on Anti-Announces Tour Dates

Listen To Title Track “Hell-On”: https://youtu.be/ESUXxAbZVZ4 Watch “HELL-ON" Video Here: https://youtu.be/1gSOsNMq_po Announces Tour Dates, Including Run With Ray LaMontagne, Sasquatch Festival (DATES BELOW)   On June 1st, Anti- will release Neko Case’s ‘Hell-On,’…

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