Published Dec 02, 2008As Carl "AC" Newman gears up to release Get Guilty, his second solo record due out next month, the rest of the New Pornographers camp have been keeping plenty busy as well. For one, Neko Case has announced the details of her upcoming third album. Titled Middle Cyclone, the record will be out in March through Anti-.
Middle Cyclone will feature a wide range of guests, including M. Ward, Garth Hudson, Sarah Harmer, members of the New Pornographers, Los Lobos, Calexico, the Sadies, Visqueen, the Lilys and Giant Sand, among others. Speaking with Rolling Stone, Case said, "Whenever I'd hear a musician was in town, I'd be like, 'Get 'em down here!'" she told the magazine.
Case has written 12 new songs for Middle Cyclone and in addition there are two covers: "Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth" by Sparks and "Don't Forget Me" by Harry Nilsson. See below for a tracklisting.
Case also hinted that the New Pornographers are ready to enter the studio for their fifth full-length album, stating that they'll be getting started as soon as January. "Carl told me the other day he's got a bunch of demos for the new record, so I'll be getting those pretty soon, and we'll probably start working on that in the new year."
Meanwhile, AC Newman's Get Guilty is out January 20 on Last Gang Records in Canada and Matador Records in the U.S. You can hear the song "There Are Maybe Ten Or Twelve" by downloading the latest Matador Intended Play sampler here.
Tracklisting for Neko Case's Middle Cyclone:
1. "This Tornado Loves You" 2. "The Next Time You Say Forever" 3. "People Got A Lotta Nerve" 4. "Polar Nettles" 5. "Vengeance Is Sleeping" 6. "Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth" 7. "Middle Cyclone" 8. "Fever" 9. "Magpie To The Morning" 10. "I'm An Animal" 11. "Prison Girls" 12. "Don't Forget Me" 13. "The Pharaohs" 14. "Red Tide" 15. "Marais La Nuit"
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