HELL-ON ANTI-, OUT 1 JUNE
Singer-songwriter displays best of her talents on arresting eighth.
With a career that’s produced seven solo LPs and collaborations with The New Pornographers and k.d. lang, Neko Case is one of the most arresting singer-songwriters of the last 20 years. Hell-On is an exemplary illustration of her talents: its lyrics holding a fairytale poise and her voice uniquely plaintive. There are familiar themes – wildness, death, the sea – but these songs seem distinct, a result of both a new producer (Björn Yttling) and new stories: the fire that burned down her home (Bad Luck), unwilling female muses (Halls Of Sarah) and a Mark Lanegan duet about music, men and the passage of time (Curse Of The I- 5 Corridor). It shows that whatever life brings her, Case can turn it into something startling. Listen To: Curse Of The I- 5 Corridor | Halls Of Sarah