Neko Case

Neko Case

“Country noir”—that’s the genre Neko Case classifies herself as. It’s a genre that was years in the making. She’s contributed lead and backing vocals to numerous songs by indie rock band The New Pornographers while also displaying a decided twang on her alt country solo records. The “noir,” meanwhile, comes from her sometimes macabre lyrics, such as on “Star Witness.” That track is off 2006’s critically acclaimed album Fox Confessor Brings the Flood. Her most recent release, 2013’s The Worse

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Neko Case

Neko Case

“Country noir”—that’s the genre Neko Case classifies herself as. It’s a genre that was years in the making. She’s contributed lead and backing vocals to numerous songs by indie rock band The New Pornographers while also displaying a decided twang on her alt country solo records. The “noir,” meanwhile, comes from her sometimes macabre lyrics, such as on “Star Witness.” That track is off 2006’s critically acclaimed album Fox Confessor Brings the Flood. Her most recent release, 2013’s The Worse

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Neko Case

Neko Case, singer/songwriter and member of the Canadian rock band The New Pornographers, performs at Byham Theater tonight. Case has received three Grammy Award nominations over her career and is touring in support of her latest album, the first in than four years, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I You.  EC Cool Pick.