Although she has A.C. Newman, M. Ward and members of My Morning Jacket at her disposal, lets make it clear they aren't Her Boyfriends. "The Worse Things Get..." is all Neko Case, strongly accompanied by an array of musical guests.
Exploring the delicate fun of twee pop, the Melodic previews its forthcoming release on Anti- Records with the song "Roots," a slightly skewed but still earnest take on Latin folk.
On this track from her forthcoming album, Neko Case unleashes a rush of whip-smart, fuzzy, feminist-with-a-wicked-twist rock 'n' roll as if it's been pent up for years. And it has. And it's been worth the wait.
Nearly four decades after the release of his debut record, Tom Waits has created "Bad As Me," arguably one of the most accessible and enjoyable albums of his career.
Many artists mine the multi-layered bedrock of American music -- country, blues and jazz -- but few return with so many personal riches like Jolie Holland.
Creating a follow-up to the 2008 masterpiece A Mad and Faithful Telling would be a difficult achievement for any artist, but DeVotchKa seamlessly delivers -- and with gusto. This quartet's roots are in a self-made style of multi-instrumental punk, and clearly, as this album demonstrates, they have continued on that path while evolving along the way.
It's refreshing to see some modern indie mainstays charging a jolt into these legendary masters of song. To name just a few, we've recently seen Drive-By Truckers turn down their amps and turn up the soul with under-appreciated '60s diva Bettye LaVette, and then they wasted no time in getting funky with Booker T. We saw Okkervil River rejuvenate Roky Erickson's psychedelic juices. Heck, even Jack White managed to work with Loretta Lynn to help her produce, arguably, one of her best albums.