Monday, September 2, 2013

UTR 9-1-13 (Neko Case)

Pick Of The Week
Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You

Hour 1
Neko Case - Man
     Neko's backing band used to be called "Her Boyfriends"
Camera Obscura - Do It Again
     Neko Case on backing vocals
Kathleen Edwards - Sidecar
     Kathleen broke up with Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) earlier this year
Okkerville River - Stay Young
     new album Silver Gymnasium is coming out Tuesday (Sept 3)
Little Green Cars - Harper Lee
     at Detroit's Magic Stick on October 19th
Pernice Brothers - How To Live Alone
     from Yours, Mine & Ours (2003)
Neko Case - Bracing For Sunday
     Though born in Alexandria, Virginia, Neko considers Tacoma, Washington her hometown
Neil Finn - She Will Have Her Way
     Neil sings Song Of The Lonely Mountain over the closing credits of The Hobbit
Laura Veirs - America
     Her new album/CD comes with origami paper to do this
Laura Marling - Master Hunter
     Is she a potential 2014 Ann Arbor Folk Festival headliner?
Grant Lee Buffalo - Truly, Truly
     From their final album Jubilee in 1998
Tift Merritt - Mixtapes
     Making a great mixtape is a lost artform in the digital age
Neko Case - Local Girl
     Neko attended school in Vancouver where she was a drummer in several bands

Hour 2
Blitzen Trapper - Shine On
     Their 7th album is called VII.  Clever, eh?  (Oct 1)
Flight Of The Conchords - Business Time
     The greatest acoustic folk-rap duo in New Zealand history!
Vaccines - Melody Calling
     Opening for Phoenix at EMU Convocation Center on Sept 29
Drums - How It Ended
     Brooklyn band sounds like an 80's Brit Band
Polyphonic Spree - Carefully Try
     The band is currently at 20 members
Neko Case - City Swans
     Neko was once a member of Canadian band The New Pornographers
Mount Moriah - Lament
     band from the Raleigh, North Carolina area
Diego Garcia - Sunnier Days
     former member of Elefant with a new solo album, Paradise, on October 8
Mikal Cronin - I'm Done Running For You
     If you like Matthew Sweet, check out his new album MCII
Jenny & Johnny - Big Wave
     What's next for Jenny Lewis?  No idea......but it won't be with Rilo Kiley
Eleanor Friedberger - My Own World
     Personal Record is the second solo album for Ellie
The Head & The Heart - Shake
     Let's Be Still is their second album and is coming October 15
Whiskeytown - Turn Around
     Ryan Adams broke up Whiskeytown soon after the album Strangers Almanac
Nickel Creek - Can't Complain
     What was supposed to be a long hiatus may end up being permanent
Neko Case - Calling Cards
     "Calling Cards?  Pay Phones?  Mommy, what is this lady singing about?"    

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