Neko Case’s acclaimed new album ‘Middle Cyclone’ (Anti- Records) has debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200, the highest opening to date in 2009 by an independent release on Billboard’s main album chart. ‘Middle Cyclone’ also bows at #1 on Billboard’s Top Independent Albums chart.
Case’s strong showing follows recent television appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC and The Tavis Smiley Show on PBS, as well as widespread critical acclaim for ‘Middle Cyclone.’ See below for some select quotes.
Case will kick off a national tour March 31 at Stubb’s BBQ in Austin, TX, and she is scheduled to perform on The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS on April 15.
Case’s last album, 2006’s ‘Fox Confessor Brings The Flood’ debuted at #52 on the Billboard Top 200.