It’s been four years since the great alt-country wailer Neko Case posed with the sword on the car hood on her Middle Cyclone album cover, and she hasn’t released a solo album since. That changes next week, when Case drops her new LP The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You. Decemberists producer Tucker Martine helmed the album, and Case’s contributors this time around included Kelly Hogan, M. Ward, and New Pornographers frontman A.C. Newman. We’ve already posted her songs “Man” and “Night Still Comes,” and now the whole album is streaming at NPR.
The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You is out 9/3 on Anti-.