Neko Case – “Man” (Feat. M. Ward)

By Tom Breihan / June 11, 2013

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.

Neko Case – “Man”

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”