The Music Digest

Premiere DateSep 14, 2013
Categories Indie Music Rock
00:00 Intro
00:37 Mic Break
10:25 Nearly Midnight, Honolulu Neko Case
12:50 Mic Break
22:59 Local Girl Neko Case
25:21 Mic Break
31:45 Man Neko Case
35:07 Mic Break
41:57 Ragtime Neko Case
47:11 Finish

The Music Digest
DJs Matt, Pat, and Margaret

Today we review Neko Case’s first release in over four years, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You, which came out on Anti Records on September 3rd. The album is highly personal and displays confusion, identity, and loss. It was a labor of love for Neko Case who lost her grandmother as well as both her parents since her last LP. Her beautiful voice ebbs and flows through indie-pop, alt-country, full production, and inspired a cappella moments on the album.

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

Neko Case (photo from Neko Case)
September 16 – Red Butte Garden – Salt Lake City, UT
September 17 – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
September 18 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
September 19 – Cuthbert Amphitheater – Eugene, OR
September 20 – The Orpheum – Vancouver, Canada
September 25 – The Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
September 26  – Radio City Music Hall – New York, NY
October 4 – Austin City Limits – Austin, TX
October 5 – Way Over Yonder Festival – Santa Monica, CA
October 15 – Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KS
October 16 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN

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