Monday, February 23, 2009

New Neko! Middle Cyclone

March 3 is the due date for Neko Case's new CD, Middle Cyclone, the follow-up to 2006's Fox Confessor Brings The Flood. Everything about the new album screams for attention, the guests musicians (M Ward, Garth Hudsen, Calexico, Los Lobos, NP's etc), the higher production value, the fact this has been hyped for the past 6 months and of course the awesome cover art! After only a couple of listens I assure you this will be on many a best-of lists for 2009 and her exposure via TV, print and the internet will surpass anything she has done previously (yes, I'm talking to you Carl Newman and the the New Pornographers). She will probably tour the hell out of this album which will mean little or no dates with the NP's and I'm sure AC Newman will be busy enough supporting his own solo effort, he in small venues and clubs, she in theatres and large music festivals.

I haven't intensely listened to the album enough to give a fair and informative review just yet, but my first impression is it's a winner (though I have mixed feelings for track 15). I would like to post the whole album or at least a few select tracks from the disc, but I'm worried the record label or blogger will slap my ass and remove this post (It has happened before, twice). So instead I'll link to the download so you can judge for yourself and have a listen. Remember, Neko Case would still appreciate it if you buy the CD when it comes out. Judging by her serious look on the cover, she means listen to her!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

IIRC she has been announced for the WFF this year.

Locations of visitors to this page