Canadian Alternative country singer/songwriter Neko Case has won a steadily growing audience for her smoky, sophisticated vocals and the downcast beauty of her music. Case released her solo debut, The Virginian, in 1997, delving wholeheartedly into traditional country via a mix of covers and originals and recorded with the Vancouver indie supergroup the New Pornographers.
Case subsequently relocated to Chicago, home of a thriving alt-country scene, and released the home-recorded Canadian Amp EP in 2001. Its moody, late-night ambience carried over to 2002's Blacklisted, a darker yet more eclectic affair; it garnered Case her strongest reviews yet, making many year-end critics' polls, and landed her a tour slot opening for Nick Cave. In 2004, Case signed with Anti Records in the United States, and that year she released a live album, The Tigers Have Spoken, recorded during several dates with Canadian surf-country band the Sadies. Fox Confessor Brings the Flood followed in 2006. Her latest release, Middle Cyclone, will drop March 3.
Official Website: http://www.varietyplayhouse.com/#nekocase
Added by feamster on January 28, 2009