June 11, 2013


Neko Case Recruits M. Ward for New Album Song "Man"

Neko Case recently unveiled her new album, (deep breath) The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You, via an eye-pleasing video trailer. Today arrives the LP's tracklist (see below), release date (September 23rd) and first song, "Man." Listen above.

On "Some People Got a Lotta Nerve," from her excellent 2009 album Middle Cyclone, Case declared she was a man-eater. Now she's just a man: "I'm a man / That's what you raised me to be," she declares over rockin' guitars played by guest M. Ward. 

According to CoS,  members of the New Pornographers, My Morning Jacket, Calexico, Los Lobos and Visqueen also played on the LP. There's also a cover of "Afraid" by '60s chanteuse Nico.

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