I’ve gone on and on and on already about Neko Case’s new one, Middle Cyclone. So why stop now?
Neko took her act to The Interface over at Spinner for an interview and a few songs.
Below is the first single, People Got a Lotta Nerve. And I don’t mean to offend, but does Neko really need a backup singer/harmonizer?
LAST WEEK, I told you I was doing a guest spot on Arizona State’s The Blaze (1260 AM). I had a blast (thanks, Becky!), but I’m still hesitant to listen to myself on radio. Maybe one day soon.
In any event, here are the songs I played … tracks I hoped would be somewhat representative of the stuff I champion around here regularly.
1. Built to Spill, “The Plan”
2. The Broken West, “On the Bubble”
3. The Gaslight Anthem, “Great Expectations”
4. Elbow, “The Bones of You”
5. The National, “Looking for Astronauts”
6. Source Victoria, “Miss Spiritual Tramp of 1948”
7. Frightened Rabbit, “The Twist”
8. Q-Tip, “Gettin’ Up”
9. The Gray Kid, “Lonely Love”
10. The New Pornographers, “Myriad Harbour”
11. Travis, “Selfish Jean”
12. Gloritone, “Flying Kites”
13. Rush, “Tom Sawyer (DJ Z-Trip remix)”
Songs I brought but did not get time to play:
Her Space Holiday, “The Truth Hurts So This Should Be Painless”
Baby Dayliner, “Silent Places”
Band of Horses, “The Great Salt Lake”
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Great choices, Kevin. Particularly glad to see that Gaslight Anthem made the cut.
Did you catch her interview with Tavis Smiley? Can you say adorable?!
I don’t know if she NEEDS a backup singer, but that’s Kelly Hogan, who’s sung with Neko for years, ans she has a stone gorgeous voice, and they sound great together. So, I guess that’s a bonus. Thanks for all you do, Kevin.
Thanks, Eric. I actually didn’t know what Kelly Hogan looked like … glad to know!