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Although Neko Case’s last album, Middle Cyclose, came out quite a while ago now, she has never really stopped touring, tantalising fans with the promise of new material for quite a while now. Finally the details have been announced: her new album will come out through ANTI- on September 3rd and is entitled The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You (taking a leaf out of Fiona Apple’s album with the long title).

You can get a taster of The Worse Things Get… below in the form of galloping track “Man,” which features M. Ward on guitar. You can see the album’s full track listing, artwork and Neko Case’s tour dates beneath.

Track List:

01. Wild Creatures
02. Night Still Comes
03. Man
04. I’m From Nowhere
05. Bracing for Sunday
06. Nearly Midnight, Honolulu
07. Calling Cards
08. City Swans
09. Afraid
10. Local Girl
11. Where Did I Leave That Fire
12. Ragtime

Cover art:

neko cast the worse it gets

Tour dates:

06-22 North Adams, MA – Solid Sound Festival (MASS MoCA)
07-06 Ottawa, Ontario – Ottawa Blues Festival
07-07 Toronto, Ontario – Toronto Urban Roots Fest
08-09 Edmonton, Alberta – Edmonton Folk Festival
08-11 Regina, Saskatchewan – Regina Folk Festival
08-24-25 Monterey, CA – First City Festival at Monterey Fairgrounds
09-06 Chicago, IL – A.V. Fest-Hideout Block Party
09-08 Portland, OR – MusicFest NW
09-11 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
09-12 Phoenix, AZ – Orpheum Theater
09-13 Santa Fe, NM – Lensic Performing Center
09-14 Denver, CO – The Ellie Caulkins
09-16 Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden
09-17 Boise, ID – The Knitting Factory
09-18 Seattle, WA – The Paramount
09-19 Eugene, OR – The Cuthbert Amphitheater
09-20 Vancouver, British Columbia – Orpheum Theater
09-25 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
09-26 New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
10-04-06 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10-05-06 Los Angeles, CA – Way Over Yonder Fest
10-11-13 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10-15 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
10-16-17 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10-19 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
10-20 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
10-23 Nashville, TN – The Cannery
10-24 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
10-26 Durham, NC – The Durham Performing Arts Center
10-27 Charlottesville, VA – The Paramount
11-01 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre