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Technological currents have carried us ever closer to cyborg status, our smartphones becoming more and more like permanent extensions of our hands. That includes at concerts, where shooting photo and videos on phones has become so commonplace and so constant that bands felt the need to fight back this year. One of 2013’s most prominent… More »

Starting today we’re rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum’s annual readers’ poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote for 2013’s best album, song, music video, new act, TV show, movie, and viral video. And you did! Thank you for listening! Best Album is the first category we’re revealing… More »

By 2000, American fans of indie music had become well accustomed to great acts bussed in from Canada. From the emphatic brilliance of the criminally underrated Sloan to the majestic lo-fi fuzz rock folk of Eric’s Trip, the Northern Invasion that now buffets our borders was already well on course. Still practically no one wa… More »

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Into It. Over It. – “Deep Red Bells” (Neko Case Cover)

Into It. Over It. is the latest artist to offer his take on a classic Bloodshot Records signee for the label’s upcoming 20th anniversary compilation album, While No One Was Looking. Previously, we’ve heard both Blitzen Trapper and Superchunk do Ryan Adams, and Andrew Bird & Nora O’Connor team up for Robbie Fulks. Into It. More »

By: James Rettig / November 12, 2014 - 1:09 pm

Hear Neko Case Cover The Squidbillies Theme

For this season of Squidbillies, the Adult Swim cartoon about yokel squids, a different artist will sing the theme song of every episode. King Khan And The Shrines, Dwight Yoakam, and Todd Rundgren are all on tap for the rest of the season, but for the debut episode, we get to hear Neko Case do… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 19, 2014 - 3:13 pm

Photos: Øyafestivalen 2014

Øyafestivalen has now entered its 13th year, and last week, the Norwegian festival’s 2014 iteration filled Oslo with excellent artists. There were folk musicians like Angel Olsen and Bill Callahan alongside electronic artists like Todd Terje and Darkside alongside major headlining acts like Outkast, Robyn, and Queens Of The Stone Age. We sent photographer ClintMore »

By: Miles Bowe / August 13, 2014 - 5:43 pm

Neko Case & Kelly Hogan – “These Aren’t The Droids” Video (Feat. Ellie Kemper)

On “These Aren’t The Droids,” a song from the comedy-and-music benefit compilation 2776, Neko Case and her longtime collaborator Kelly Hogan lamented the idea that dorked-out dudes are going to decide what the future is. And the brand-new video has fun with that idea, with Hogan dressed as Chewbacca and Case playing some kind of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 10, 2014 - 11:08 am

Neko Case Explains Her Unique Festival Style To NY Times

Yesterday, Neko Case’s band, the New Pornographers, announced their new album, Brill Bruisers, and shared its fantastically catchy title track. That coincides with a recent interview Case did with The New York Times, in which the singer-songwriter discussed her personal style and its relation to her performance, specifically at Governors Ball, where she wore a… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 11, 2014 - 12:19 pm

Neko Case & Kelly Hogan – “These Aren’t The Droids”

With her appearance on Comedy Central’s @Midnight, Neko Case demonstrated clearly that she’s funnier than most comedians. The new benefit compilation 2776, which the Levinson Brothers and Rob Kutner put together, has comedians like Patton Oswalt and Triumph The Insult Comic Dog, as well as comedy-adjacent musicians like Yo La Tengo and Aimee Mann, offering… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 3, 2014 - 11:49 am

Watch Neko Case On @Midnight

Earlier this week, St. Vincent made an appearance on the new Comedy Central game show @Midnight, in which comedians compete to see who can get off the best quip. But Annie Clark was just there to read off a goofy clue. Last night, Neko Case was on the show, and she was there in more… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 7, 2014 - 10:03 am

Watch Neko Case And Calexico Play Conan

On Conan last night, Neko Case wore leggings with skeleton bones on them. I don’t know what that means, and it’s definitely not the most notable thing about her performance on the show, but it’s further clear evidence, if we needed it, that this lady gives no fucks whatsoever. On the show, she teamed u… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 4, 2014 - 10:13 am

Hear Neko Case On A Prairie Home Companion

Long-running NPR series A Prairie Home Companion (whose devout listeners are the subject of a sketch in the upcoming season of Portlandia) gave a warm welcome to singer-songwriter Neko Case yesterday. She performed two tracks on the show, “City Swans” and “Calling Cards,” from her 2013 LP, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight,More »

By: Taylor Law / February 3, 2014 - 3:31 pm

Watch Neko Case’s Austin City Limits Episode

This past weekend, the PBS live-music show Austin City Limits dedicated half an episode to alt-country force of nature Neko Case, who practically seems built for a show like this. In her half-hour on the show, Case sang seven songs, four of them from her seriously great 2013 album The Worse Things Get, The HarderMore »

By: Tom Breihan / January 13, 2014 - 12:41 pm

Neko Case – “Calling Cards” Lyric Video

“Calling Cards,” off Neko Case’s perfectly named The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You, has just been given a new lyric video, a format that has really come into its own in 2013. This one pairs the song with some grainy and sweet footage of… More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 13, 2013 - 3:16 pm

Neko Case Fights With Cameraphone-Toting Cincinnati Fans

Lately, the widespread use of cameraphones at rock shows has become a hot-button issue in certain circles, albeit an extremely minor one. And like her peers in Savages, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and a bunch of other bands, Neko Case is apparently not cool with you filming her on your iPhone for the entire duration of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 24, 2013 - 9:17 am

Photos: Neko Case, A.C. Newman @ Radio City Music Hall, NY 9/26/13

Neko Case stopped by Radio City Music Hall last night while touring her newest album, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You, with some support from fellow New Pornographer, A.C. Newman. Playing to a nearly sold out audience Case worked through a long set of… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 27, 2013 - 12:47 pm

Photos: Musicfest NW 2013

This past weekend Portland held Musicfest NW 2013, which had a pretty sweet line-up. Many of the bands playing have been doing incredible things on the festival circuit this summer and our photographer Colin McLaughlin captured a great deal of them. Above are his photos of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Neko Case, Earth, FIDLAR, Joey… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 9, 2013 - 6:22 pm

Watch Neko Case Play Fallon

Yesterday, Neko Case released her empathetic, authoritative, generally badass new album The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You. And last night, she served as musical guest on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, playing a couple of that album’s songs. On the show proper, she sang… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 4, 2013 - 11:07 am

Learn How To Make Borscht With Neko Case

Alt-country luminary Neko Case will release The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You next month and you can hear the whole thing now here, but you can also cook like Case, too. Watch a tutorial of Case making Eastern European beet soup, borscht, below. Thi… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 26, 2013 - 11:01 am

Stream Neko Case The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You

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,More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 19, 2013 - 9:02 am
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