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Neko Case to Release New Solo Album, Tour

Catherine Lewis reports:
Country chanteuse Neko Case is expecting a new full-length mid-year, according to Mint Records. The album, which is in the process of being mixed, will feature accompaniment from some familiar names from her previous records: Tom Ray, Jon Rauhouse, and Dallas Good of the Sadies.

Although Case hails from Alexandria, Virginia, she spent several years studying art in Vancouver, where she joined the band Maow before starting her own solo project. She has released two albums as Neko Case and Her Boyfriends: The Virginian in 1997 and Furnace Room Lullaby in early 2000, as well as a tour EP of covers and originals entitled Canadian Amp.

After spending almost all of February on the road with the New Pornographers, Neko Case will gather up several of her boyfriends to hit the road with Nick Cave, a tour that was rescheduled from last autumn.

Folks who can't wait for Neko's solo record to come out can pick up Carolyn Mark's Tribute to the Soundtrack of Robert Altman's Nashville, which is to be released on Mint Records on February 5th. Neko Case performs "Rolling Stone" solo and "Oh These Troubled Times" as a member of the Corn Sisters (with Carolyn Mark). Other contributors to this compilation include Kelly Hogan, Dave Lang, members of the Sadies and the New Pornographers, and several others. Here come the tour dates:

03-01 San Francisco, CA - Noise Pop (at Great American Music Hall)
04-25 Minneapolis, MN - State Theater (w/Nick Cave)
04-26 Chicago IL - Chicago Theater (w/Nick Cave)
04-27 Detroit, MI - State Theater (w/Nick Cave)
04-28 Toronto ON - Kool Haus (w/Nick Cave)
04-29 Montreal, QC - Metropolis Theater (w/Nick Cave)
05-01 Boston MA - Orpheum Theater (w/Nick Cave)
05-02 New York, NY - Beacon Theater (w/Nick Cave)
05-04 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club (w/Nick Cave)

.: Pitchfork Review: Neko Case and Her Boyfriends: The Virginian
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.: Originally published: 1 February 2002
.: Items mentioned above on Furnace Room Lullaby (Neko Case & her Boyfriends, 2000); The Virginian (Neko Case & her Boyfriends, 1997); Tribute to Robert Altman's Nashville (2002).