Vocalist Neko Case has set a March 7 release date for her next solo album, "Fox Confessor Brings the Flood."

Vocalist Neko Case has set a March 7 release date for her next solo album, "Fox Confessor Brings the Flood." The Anti- set features guest appearances by the Band's Garth Hudson, the Sadies, Kelly Hogan, Giant Sand leader Howe Gelb, and, as first reported here, Calexico principals Joey Burns and John Convertino.

"Being a good producer means you have to have a saint's patience, which does not occur in me naturally," Case says of her role as co-producer. "I had to generate some temporarily, and I think it worked out in the end."

"Flood" is the follow-up to Case's 2002 studio effort "Blacklisted," which debuted at No. 31 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart. Last year, she issued a live collection, "The Tigers Have Spoken," which opened at No. 14 on the Heatseekers tally.

Case will resume touring with the New Pornographers Tuesday (Nov. 1) in London. A solo tour is being eyed for early next year, but beforehand, she will perform two shows Nov. 17 at New York's Joe's Pub and Nov. 21 at Los Angeles' Barnsdall Gallery Theater.

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