Published Feb 03, 2009Neko Case is a sweetie. No, seriously, she is. Not only does she write a bunch of beautiful tunes and put her neck out for the animal kingdom, but she really loves us Canadians. She loves us toque-wearing, maple-syrup-slurping northerners so much, in fact, that she recently named Canada (and the Canadians therein) as her number one most loved thing in a list entitled "17 Things I Love."
Case drew up the list for the folks over at Paste Magazine and on it, she had this to say about Canada:
"I just spent two months living in Toronto mixing my album. I sure did miss it! I haven't lived there since '98, so it was good to get back for an extended stay. The ladies who work upstairs in the studio had an election party. They weren't kidding. Canada was voting Obama with bells on. People were crying and cheering, not just in our little corner but all over the country. Canada was really rooting for us. I felt like the world still loved us after all. It was even more moving than I imagined it could be."
In addition to loving Canada, Case's list also named Honeycrisp apples, her band, The Mighty Boosh , iced tea, bats and co-ed rock'n'roll as a few more of her favourite things. Oh, and of course, obviously her pets.
To read Case's entire list, you can do so here.
As previously reported, Case's upcoming full-length Middle Cyclone is due out via Anti- on March 3.
Here are her upcoming tour dates:
2/18 Berlin, Germany - Roter Salon
2/19 Munich, Germany - Orange House
2/21 Paris, France - Nouveau Casino
2/22 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
2/23 London, UK - Bush Hall
4/7 Raleigh, NC - Progress Energy Center Meymandi Concert Hall
4/10 Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre
4/11 Boston, MA - Berklee Performance Center
4/13 New York, NY - Nokia Theatre
4/14 New York, NY - Nokia Theatre
4/16 Montreal, QC - Le National
4/17 Toronto, ON - Trinity St. Paul's United Church
4/18 Toronto, ON - Trinity St. Paul's United Church
4/23 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
4/24 Chicago, IL - The Chicago Theatre
4/26 Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
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