Alternative / Country // By AJ / 1 November, 2006
Although I’ve never really been introduced to The New Pornographers in any way, I find myself very much intrigued by the solo efforts of Neko Case, a member of the aforementioned band. While TNP play what I’m told is straight out indie rock, Neko Case’s work consists of some lovely alt. country stylings, reminiscent of Songs: Ohia and Haley Bonar combined with a very…I dunno, “less than modern” voice (her singing reminds me of the Belinda Carlisle tune Summer Rain, but that’s just me). Don’t take “less than modern” in a bad way though: her voice perfectly compliments the tunes and the lyrics, all of which smack of exceptional goodness.
Fox Confessor Brings the Flood is her latest release and boy howdy it sure is a zinger! Now, there’s probably no way my drunken ramblings could possibly inform you of her goodness, so luckily I have some media for you. I’d also go ahead and check out John Saw That Number, The Needle Has Landed and Maybe Sparrow before you dive in and get the rest: I’m told by some that she’s hard to get into, but I don’t really know what they’re on about…
From Fox Confessor Brings the Flood:
Star Witness – (MP3, 7.3 MB)
Hold On, Hold On – (MP3, 3.9 MB)