Neko Case at KUTX 10.9.13

ACL Festival

Neko Case at KUTX 10.9.13

Posted by on Oct 8, 2013

The music of Neko Case has roots in everything from punk to country and pop to indie rock, all without sacrificing a cohesive sound that is uniquely her own. That sound is often described as “country noir”, an enticing blend of alternative country music with penetrating lyrics of a more melancholic nature. However, Case’s lyrics aren’t limited to the somber in the same way that her music isn’t limited to an alternative country sound. Indeed, a punk rock spirit is to be found even in Case’s latest release, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You, with such subversive lyrics as “I’m a man, that’s what you raised me to be/ I’m not your identity crisis/This was planned”.

Neko Case may be at times restrained, at times rambunctious, but at all times a performance to be heard. Whether or not you’ve already seen her at ACL 2013, you can listen to an intimate performance from Case below, recorded live in KUTX’s Studio 1A.