Neko Case Teams With M. Ward on 'Man' Single, Announces New Album


Neko Case

Alt-country warrior Neko Case has announced plans for her first studio album since 2009's well-received "Middle Cyclone." The new record is titled (deep breath) "The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You" and comes out Sept. 3 on ANTI.

Above, you can stream the first sampling from that album -- a rollicking rocker called "Man" with some particularly acerbic lyrics and talk on gender roles from Ms. Case. For example:

"If I'm dipshit drunk on pink perfume then I am the man in the fucking moon, because you didn't know what a man was until I showed you."

The track features M. Ward (of She & Him fame) on guitar duties. Other guests on the album include Steve Turner, Howe Gelb, and members of My Morning Jacket, Calexico, Los Lobos, Visqueen, and the New Pornographers, of which Case is also a member.

Below, find the official track listing for Case's upcoming album:

1. Wild Creatures
2. Night Still Comes
3. Man
4. I'm From Nowhere
5. Bracing for Sunday
6. Nearly Midnight, Honolulu
7. Calling Cards
8. City Swans
9. Afraid (Nico cover)
10. Local Girl
11. Where Did I Leave That Fire
12. Ragtime

Here are Neko Case's upcoming tour dates:

June 22: North Adams, MA - (Solid Sound Festival - MASS MoCA)
July 6: Ottawa, Ontario (Ottawa Blues Festival)
July 7: Toronto, Ontario (Toronto Urban Roots Fest)
Aug. 9: Edmonton, Alberta (Edmonton Folk Festival)
Aug. 11: Regina, Alberta (Regina Folk Festival)
Aug. 24-25: Monterey, CA (First City Festival at Monterey Fairgrounds)
Sept. 6:  Chicago, IL (A.V. Fest/Hideout Block Party)
Sept. 8: Portland, OR (MusicFest NW)
Sept. 11:  San Diego, CA (House of Blues)
Sept. 12: Phoenix, AZ (Orpheum Theater)
Sept. 13: Santa Fe, NM (Lensic Performing Center)
Sept. 14: Denver, CO (The Ellie Caulkins)
Sept. 16:  Salt Lake City, UT (Red Butte Garden)
Sept. 17: Boise, ID (The Knitting Factory)
Sept. 18: Seattle, WA (The Paramount)
Sept. 19:  Eugene, OR (The Cuthbert Amphitheater)
Sept. 20:  Vancouver, BC (Orpheum Theater)
Sept. 25:  Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)
Sept. 26:  New York, NY (Radio City Music Hall)
Oct. 4-6: Austin, TX  (Austin City Limits Festival)
Oct. 5-6: Los Angeles, CA (Way Over Yonder Fest)
Oct. 11-13: Austin, TX (Austin City Limits Festival)
Oct. 15: Lawrence, KS (Liberty Hall)
Oct. 16: Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue)
Oct. 17: Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue)
Oct. 19: Columbus, OH (Newport Music Hall)
Oct. 20: St. Louis, MO (The Pageant)
Oct. 23: Nashville, TN (The Cannery)
Oct. 24: Atlanta, GA (Buckhead Theatre)
Oct. 26: Durham, NC (The Durham Performing Arts Center)
Oct. 27: Charlottesville, VA (The Paramount)
Nov. 1: Boston, MA (Orpheum Theatre)

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