Friday, April 03, 2009

Neko Case - This Tornado Loves You

After the large undertaking of working on the Sasquatch! 2009 mixes, I had some trouble deciding what artist/track to feature next up here. Just as I had resigned myself to waiting for the next one to strike me, the weather went crazy in Tallahassee, with tornado/flood/hail warnings all over (including a jarring siren & "Seek Shelter!, Seek Shelter!" speaker announcement on campus yesterday evening). This led me to have a pretty vivid dream that I was at home in NY and looked out the window to see a giant Tornado spinning overhead. When combined with seeing the poster above (for sale here) in Austin, and reading a great article about Neko Case (who incorporates the weather/nature as a theme throughout her latest album) in this month's Paste (abbreviated version here), I decided to take the sum of events as a sign. Neko has probably my favorite voice of any female vocalist today, and she has made a number of great records already. Her latest, Middle Cyclone, takes yet another step forward, pairing her vocal range with songwriting that builds upon past efforts. Check out album standout "This Tornado Loves You" below.

Stream: Neko Case - This Tornado Loves You

Video: Middle Cyclone Album Preview
Buy: Neko Case - Middle Cyclone


Alex Leslie said...

Great choice, Giz! I'm a big fan of the new album. it has a world-weary feeling to it. I like Fox Confessor more still, but she has yet to put out a bad song, in my opinion.

Willis said...

I agree with Alex, this album is great. The concert in Richmond was pretty excellent as well.