Neko Case - "Man"

Last week, Neko Case announced in a trailer video that she’d soon release a new album and that the album would have the following goofy title: The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You. Today, we learn a few of the particulars. The album is out in September, and first single “Man” is a headlong rush of Southern-fried power-pop melodies and hardbitten gender-flipped lyrical toughness. M. Ward plays guitar on the song, but Case’s overwhelming presence is clearly the center of attention. Also, I’m pretty sure that’s her in drag in the cover art, above. Listen to the song below.

The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You is out 9/3 on Anti-. Here’s the tracklist:

1. “Wild Creatures”
2. “Night Still Comes”
3. “Man”
4. “I’m From Nowhere”
5. “Bracing for Sunday”
6. “Nearly Midnight, Honolulu”
7. “Calling Cards”
8. “City Swans”
9. “Afraid”
10. “Local Girl”
11. “Where Did I Leave That Fire”
12. “Ragtime”

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Comments (6)
  1. This woman is a national treasure.

  2. Well wasn’t that spirited!! Welcome back Neko!

  3. So excited, “Middle Cyclone” was my wake up album for a better part of a year!

  4. This Fall is shaping up real nice for releases. My end of the year list is already getting top heavy.

  5. This song has muscle. Quite good!

    Also, a quick correction: If that’s her as the cowboy, then she’s doing drab (not drag). Drag=dressed as girl. Drab=dressed as boy.

  6. definitely one of the upcoming releases that i’m most excited about :D

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