Neko Case "Ragtime" (live on 'Conan)

Neko Case "Ragtime" (live on 'Conan)
Halloween is almost nine months away, but that didn't stop alt-country belter Neko Case from wearing the bottom half of a skeleton costume when she performed last night (February 3) on Conan.

Joined by Calexico, Case plays a tambourine and shakers while singing "Ragtime," the closing cut from last year's The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You. The trumpets push this one to a triumphant climax, which is not unlike something Case might sing with her other band, the New Pornographers.