Neko Case & k.d. lang Are Releasing A Collab Album In June

1 March 2016 | 2:22 pm | Staff Writer

The iconic musicians have teamed up with folk veteran Laura Veirs for the new work

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Celebrated musicians Neko Case and k.d. lang have teamed up with fellow luminary Laura Veirs to release case/lang/veirs, a new collaborative album written over two-and-a-half years that will finally make its way to fans' ears this June.

Born of an off-the-cuff email sent by lang to Case and Veirs several years ago — "Laura and I both responded immediately … there was no question," Case said in a statement — the full-length boasts 14 new original tracks written by the artists, and was recorded in Veirs and lang's home town of Portland, Oregon.

The first taste of the new full-length comes in the form of lead single Atomic Number, an ethereal, marginally ominous jam that features vocal work from all three collaborators and quickly demonstrates the sublime musical synergy achieved by the trio's individual parts. Give it a burl below.

The album's sessions got under way in lang's loft, from where the musicians could enjoy the view of nearby Mt St Helens, as well as at Veirs' home, and it wasn't long until the main tentpoles of the record — "a supermoon, the tumbledown story of '70s singer Judee Sill, and the 'best-kept secret' in Silver Lake, to name but three," the collab's press materials explain — took shape and were given room to breathe, carefully molded by three venerated and distinct musical voices.

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case/lang/veirs will be released on Friday 17 June via Anti-. See the group's freshly minted website for more information.

case/lang/veirs track list

  1. Atomic Number
  2. Honey & Smoke
  3. Song For Judee
  4. Blue Fires
  5. Delirium
  6. Greens Of June
  7. Behind The Armory
  8. Best Kept Secret
  9. 1000 Miles Away
  10. Supermoon
  11. I Want To Be Here
  12. Down I-5
  13. Why Do We Fight
  14. Georgia Stars