Neko Case has announced ‘Wild Creatures’, a digital-only career retrospective album containing twenty-two of Neko’s most impactful tracks from her discography as well as one new song. Coming out this Friday, you can pre-order and pre-save it HERE.
The new song, “Oh, Shadowless”, will also debut with a new animated music video created by Laura Plansker on Friday at 12 pm ET via this link.
Also on Friday, fans are invited to visit nekocase.com where ‘Wild Creatures’ is expanded in its presentation to feature new and animated artwork by Laura Plansker for each of its 23 tracks. Songs from the compilation will play in real time while scrolling through the site to read short essays and track-by-track commentary from guest contributors celebrating Neko’s two decades of solo work including long time collaborators A.C. Newman, Dan Bejar and M. Ward, culture-defining contemporaries David Byrne, Shirley Manson, Jeff Tweedy and Rosanne Cash and new generations of artists like Waxahatchee, Julien Baker, Kevin Morby, Allison Russell and Margo Price. In addition, folklorist Adrienne Mayor, ANTI- Records president Andy Kaulkin, and longtime New Yorker staff writer & author Susan Orlean also contributed pieces, among many others.
Later this month, Neko and her band will embark on a North American tour in support of ‘Wild Creatures,’ including stops in Los Angeles, Austin and Seattle. Additional dates announcing today include stops in Brooklyn, Nashville, Minneapolis, and more. All shows are on sale this Friday, April 22.
Additionally, Neko is announcing her first-ever official streaming performance entitled ‘Wild Creatures: Live From The Lung.’ Recorded from Neko’s home studio in Vermont, the event, powered by Mandolin, will take place on Thursday, May 19 at 8:30 pm ET for paid subscribers of her weekly Substack newsletter Entering The Lung: https://nekocase.substack.com/