Neko Case’s been a cartoon and now she’s a videogame, or at least part of one. The New Pornographer’s Middle Cyclone single “People Got A Lotta Nerve” shows up as part of the “Alt Country Pack 01″ for Rock Band 2. My sense is that the average Rock Band player will be more interested in Case’s car surfing than her music, but then, this is the “Alt Country Pack 01,” which also includes songs by Steve Earle (“Satellite Radio”), Lucinda Williams (“Can’t Let Go”), Drive-By Truckers (“Three Dimes Down”), and Old 97′s (“Timebomb”). Wise not to include Charlie Daniels. Here’s S1ckH4nds test driving Case’s track.

Animated people whistled at the end. The “Alt Country Pack 01″ came out yesterday. The song also showed up on QTV, the televised version of CBC Radio One’s Q. But this time it was the actual Neko performing it.

Middle Cyclone is out 3/3 via ANTI-.

Comments (15)
  1. Middle Cyclone is solo Neko. Not New Pornographers.

  2. stephen  |   Posted on Feb 25th, 2009 0

    sounds kinda like the throwing muses to me.

  3. KevinG  |   Posted on Feb 25th, 2009 0

    I hate rockband or whatever it is.

    • FlimFlam  |   Posted on Feb 25th, 2009 0

      your trying too hard

      • kurt  |   Posted on Feb 25th, 2009 0

        YOU’RE not trying hard enough.

        tsk tsk. grammar. use it.

        • FlimFlam  |   Posted on Feb 26th, 2009 0

          Welcome to the internet. All the proper grammar in the world won’t save you. You seem to be new to this, but I’ll save you the trouble. The guy who bothers with correcting people’s grammar on the internet is ALWAYS wrong. Its the fucking law of the internet.

          See what I did there? Stay out of the trap.

          • C. T.  |   Posted on Jun 28th, 2009 0

            confusing “your” and “you’re” on the internet or anywhere else is ALWAYS wrong. it’s the fucking law of not looking like a dumbass.

    • Hey you guys, stop having fun, it’s not cool!

  4. Holy Crap! Old 97′s on Rock Band? Buying that tonight!

  5. I refuse to believe that Neko’s vocals are only a 2-star.

    • FlimFlam  |   Posted on Feb 26th, 2009 0

      I’m not an expert at this, but when I played it at a friends he explained that the nature of the way they grade your skill makes the difficulty basically amount to the lyrics and speed.

      For example “Psycho Killer” is a hard song to pull off in real life, but the fact that he sings in French makes is an “Insane” level vocal song.

  6. He’s playing the bass, by the way. Not as cool at the guitar track.

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