"How Neko Case Finally Unleashed Her Feminist Rage. The singer and songwriter has spun tragedy into plainly angry action on her new album, Hell-On." - NY Times
"There are billions of voices in the world, so it's a stretch to call any one of them "peerless." But through seven albums — not to mention a huge catalog of guest appearances, a record with k.d. lang and Laura Veirs, and a long-running gig in The New Pornographers — Neko Case has reached a point where her voice conjures a constellation of mixed emotions on its own. Before her words and meanings can be parsed, the sound alone has become shorthand: You feel mystery, hurt and want in every weary, soaring note." - NPR, First Listen
"Hell-On is incredibly dense and eclectic; each moment sonically plays up Case's lyrics and her inimitable delivery — which can turn from tough to vulnerable, to casually wry and to siren-esque within a few lines." - Exclaim! (9/10)
"Neko Case’s eighth solo album, Hell-On, is her most conceptually diverse to date. The Lynchian atmospherics are at an all-time high, as is her creative ambition. Following a tragic house fire and some deeply disturbing personal legal dramas, Case’s first self-produced album is one of her finest." - The Line Of Best Fit (8/10)
Producer/singer/songwriter Neko Case has won a large and loyal audience for her smoky, sophisticated vocals and the downcast beauty of her music. Now more than 23 years into her musical calling, Case is the consummate career artist--fearless and versatile, with a fierce work ethic and a constant drive to search deeper within herself for creative growth.
Case has built a strong community of musical collaborators whom have joined her in the recording of her new album, entitled Hell-On. Featured players include her New Pornographers bandmate AC Newman, Kelly Hogan, Joey Burns and John Convertino (Calexico), Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees), Beth Ditto (Gossip), Laura Veirs, k.d. lang and Eric Bachmann (Archers of Loaf/Crooked Fingers). Case co-produced the new full-length with the help of Bjorn Yttlin of Peter Bjorn & John.
RIYL: New Pornographers, Jenny Lewis, Laura Veirs, Kelly Hogan, Beth Ditto, k.d. lang
TRY: #4, 1, 2, 3
DIRTY: #5, 9, 11
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