Neko Case To Release New Album The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You

Written by June 11th, 2013 at 10:37 am

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Four years since releasing Middle Cyclone, her best and fastest selling, not to mention Grammy-nominated, album to date, Neko Case is back with The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You. Despite featuring guests like M. Ward, Steve Turner and members of The New Pornographers, My Morning Jacket, Calexico and Los Lobos, the album is still all Neko – as she sings on the first single “Man,” “you’ll deal with me directly.”

With 11 original new songs (and one Nico cover), The Worse Things Get is the result of Case’s four year “embarrassing and hilarious march” into her own psyche, a place she describes as a “brain wilderness more dense and dangerous than I thought.” But after all that, Case says she feels like “a streamlined being” and the album reflects that. Precise and immediate, The Worse Things Get has frank lyricism and big rock gestures without overshadowing what NPR called “one of the most memorable and seductive voices in music.”

The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You is out September 3rd. Festivals aside, Neko Case’s fall tour starts September 6th.

Check out the debut single “Man” below, as well as the official track list and Case’s tour dates.


The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You

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
10. Local Girl
11. Where Did I Leave That Fire
12. Ragtime

Neko Case North American tour dates
6/22/13 – North Adams, MA – Solid Sound Festival – MASS MoCA
7/06/13 – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Blues Festival
7/07/13 – Toronto, ON – Toronto Urban Roots Fest
8/09/13 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Folk Festival
8/11/13 – Regina, AB – Regina Folk Festival
8/24/13-8/25/13 – Monterey, CA – First City Festival @ Monterey Fairgrounds
9/6/13 – Chicago, IL – A.V. Fest/Hideout Block Party
9/8/13 – Portland, OR – MusicFest NW
9/11/13 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
9/12/13 – Phoenix, AZ – Orpheum Theater
9/13/13 – Santa Fe, NM – Lensic Performing Center
9/14/13 – Denver, CO – The Ellie Caulkins
9/16/13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden
9/17/13 – Boise, ID – The Knitting Factory
9/18/13 – Seattle, WA – The Paramount
9/19/13 – Eugene, OR – The Cuthbert Amphitheater
9/20/13 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theater
9/25/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
9/26/13 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
10/4/13 – 10/6/13 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/5/13 – 10/6/13 – Los Angeles, CA – Way Over Yonder Fest
10/11/13 – 10/13/13 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/15/13 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
10/16/13 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/17/13 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/19/13 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
10/20/13 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
10/23/13 – Nashville, TN – The Cannery
10/24/13 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
10/26/13 – Durham, NC – The Durham Performing Arts Center
10/27/13 – Charlottesville, VA – The Paramount
11/01/13 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre

 

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