Published Jul 16, 2008While details are scarce on Neko Cases follow-up to 2006s Fox Confessor Brings the Flood, we do know that she is currently recording it. We also know the alt-country songstress is doing a cover of Sparks Propaganda track "Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth for her upcoming album. Or at least thats what sources close to Case have recently told Exclaim!
This wouldnt mark the first time she has had a go at a track by the Brothers Mael. The New Pornographers were once known to cover the Sparks song "Throw Her Away and Get a New One from 1976s Big Beat, but it seems that it was Case that was the Sparks fans, not Carl Newman.
Another titbit of information that was recently leaked corncerning Cases new album is that she has left her long-time Vancouver label Mint Records and signed exclusively with Anti-. In a recent interview with the Georgia Straight, Mint label head Bill Baker said: "She wasnt contractually obligated to do anything with us after [The Tigers Have Spoken], but she actually offered us Fox Confessor for Canada, kind of as a thank-you gesture for all the hard work. We obviously said we would like to keep working with her and made what we thought was a compelling pitch. But five records in 12 years? Thats a pretty decent body of work. It sounds so corny, but we wish her all the success in the world.
As far as Neko Case tour news go, she will be performing at Vancouvers two-day Stanley Park Singing Exhibition on August 31 and presumably September 1 as well with the New Pornographers. Here is the festivals full line-up:
The New Pornographers
Stevie Jackson of Belle and Sebastian
Neko Case "Maybe Sparrow