Neko Case Covers Harry Nilsson, Performs New Songs At Bumbershoot

Middle Cyclone, Neko Case’s solo follow up to 2006’s Fox Confessor Brings The Flood, is due on Anti- in March 2009. Clearly in prep mode, she performed three Middle album tracks along with a Harry Nilsson cover at Bumbershoot in Seattle this past Saturday. We weren’t there, but YouTuber ktparker captured all the aforementioned. She offers a warning about the first one:

[T]his video was ruined by the KEXP photographers that kept getting in my shot. I’m uploading it anyway, though, because it’s the only song I shot in good quality. Unfortunately, it also cuts out at the end, and I’m not sure why, since the card wasn’t full. Oh well!

You’re too hard on yourself and the KEXP photographer, ktparker. They all look/sound OK.

First New Song

Second New Song

Cover of Harry Nilsson’s “Don’t Forget Me”

Third New Song

ktparker notes about that last one: “The set was running short, so they added this one in!” Maybe you can catch it when Neko tours:

9/12 – Black Oak Ranch, CA @ Earthdance Festival
9/14 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up #
9/15 – Omaha, NE @ SLOWDOWN #
9/16 – Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman #
9/17 – Duluth, MN @ Mitchell Auditorium #
9/18 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue #
9/19 – Madison, WI @ The Orpheum #
9/20 – Chicago, IL @ Hideout Block Party (Neko Case) #
9/21 – Chicago, IL @ Hideout Block Party (New Pornographers) *
9/23 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom #
9/24 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant #
9/25 – Oxford, MS @ The Lyric #
9/26 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom #
9/27 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater #
9/28 – Austin, TX @ ACL Festival

# w/ with Giant Sand
* w/ New Pornographers Show – No Neko Case solo material