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Tuesday, June 11th, 2013


For Immediate Release


Listen To First Single “Man” Now, Pre-Order Full Album Via iTunes

Fall North American Tour Available For Pre-Sale Now

On September 3, 2013, Anti- will release Neko Case’s first album in over four years, ‘The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You.’ The first single “Man” is available now on iTunes. Neko will kick off a full North American tour on September 6 at the Hideout Block Party in Chicago, IL. Go here for dates

‘The Worse Things Get’ is Neko’s most precise, urgent record to date, marked by a melodic immediacy, a loving embrace of the big rock gesture, and a lyrical frankness typified by first single “Man,” in which she warns “I’m a man…you’ll deal with me directly.”

"My brain wilderness is more dense and dangerous than I thought,” says Case. “It was an embarrassing and hilarious march, but I now feel like a more streamlined being. It's a good feeling. Four years of my life took ten years hostage, then gave me back twelve."

The album was executive-produced by Case and recorded at Wavelab in Tuscon, as well as Portland, Los Angeles and with Phil Palazzolo in Brooklyn. Tucker Martine, Case and Darryl Neudorf mixed the album, with backing by guitarist Paul Rigby, bassist Tom V. Ray, vocalist Kelly Hogan and multi-instrumentalist Jon Rauhouse. Other guests include M. Ward, Steve Turner, Howe Gelb, and members of The New Pornographers, My Morning Jacket, Calexico, Los Lobos and Visqueen. In addition to eleven new songs written by Case, ‘The Worse Things Get’ features a cover of “Afraid” by Nico.

Case’s 2009 album ‘Middle Cyclone’ was the best-reviewed and fastest-selling of her career to date. It debuted at #3 on Billboard Top 200 and earned two Grammy nominations. NPR hailed Case as “one of the most memorable and seductive voices in music” while The New York Times Magazine said “her voice is a force of nature” and Rolling Stone called her “indie’s greatest singer.”

Track listing for ‘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 – The Orpheum
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 – The Orpheum Theatre
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 – The Orpheum

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