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Neko Case Shares NSFW Video Clip for “Curse of the I-5 Corridor” Featuring Mark Lanegan

Case and Lanegan Let It All Hang Out

Aug 01, 2018
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Neko Case released a new album, Hell-On, back in June via ANTI-. Its highlight might have been "Curse of the I-5 Corridor," a 7-minute long duet with Mark Lanegan that was our #1 Song of the Week. Now she has shared a 1-minute video clip for the song. Why it's not a full 7-minute long video is confusing, but none-the-less there's lots to see in the short time. Xan Aranda directed the clip, in which Case and Lanegan disrobe to reveal nude body suits, with animated body hair and genitals over top (the animation is by Janice Chun). The genitals then share a corndog. Watch it below (and hopefully we'll get a fuller version of the video one day). Also below are Case's upcoming tour dates.

Previously Case shared the album's title track, "Hell-On" (which was one of our Songs of the Week), as well as a trailer for the album that featured her singing "Hell-On" while snakes slithered around her head. Then she shared another song from the album, "Bad Luck," as well as a short "Bad Luck" visual featuring Case in a burning house with the crown of cigarettes she wears on the album cover. "Bad Luck" was also one of our Songs of the Week. She also announced some September North American tour dates with support from Thao (of Thao & the Get Down Stay Down). She also performed "Bad Luck" on Conan.

While recording Hell-On in Stockholm, Case got a phone call at 3 a.m. that her house had burned down after her barn had caught on fire. A friend had saved her dogs, but not much else. The lyrics to "Bad Luck" were written prior to the fire, but took on new meaning when she recorded the song the day after the fire.

It's been five years since Case's last solo album, 2013's lengthily titled The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You. Although she has also taken part in two New Pornographers albums since then and in 2016 she teamed up with k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs for the collaborative album case/lang/veirs.

Case self-produced Hell-On, although six tracks were co-produced with Bjorn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John in Stockholm, Sweden. Case mixed the album in Stockholm with Lasse Martin. The album features a slew of special guests, including Beth Ditto, Mark Lanegan, k.d. Lang, AC Newman, Eric Bachmann, Kelly Hogan, Doug Gillard, Laura Veirs, and Joey Burns.

Neko Case Tour Dates:

August 10 -- Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Folk Music Festival
August 12 -- Regina, SK @ Regina Folk Festival
September 5 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater^
September 6 -- St. Paul, MN @ The Palace Theatre^
September 7 -- Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman Place^
September 8 -- Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre^
September 9 -- Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom^
September 11 -- New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre^
September 12 -- Birmingham, AL @ Iron City^
September 13 -- Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse^
September 14 -- Chapel Hill, NC @ Memorial Hall at UNC^
September 15 -- Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater^
September 17 -- Harrisburg, PA @ Sunoco Theater^
September 20 -- New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre^
September 21 -- Poughkeepsie, NY @ Bardavon 1869 Opera House^
September 24 -- Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall^
September 25 -- Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall^
September 26 -- Buffalo, NY @ Asbury Hall at Babeville^
September 27 -- St. Johnsbury, VT @ Fuller Hall^
October 29 -- Stockholm, SE @ Nalen
October 30 -- Copenhagen, DK @ Bremen Theatre
November 1 -- Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu
November 2 -- Cologne, DE @ Stadtgarten Cologne
November 4 -- Brussels, BE @ Rotonde - Botanique
November 6 -- Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
November 7 -- Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
November 8 -- London, UK @ Barbican
November 27 -- Missoula, MT @ The Wilma+
November 28 -- Bellingham, WA @ Mt. Baker Theatre+
November 29 -- Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre+
November 30 -- Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue Theatre+
December 1 -- Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater+
December 3 -- Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater+
December 4 -- Chico, CA @ Sierra Nevada Brewing Company+
December 5 -- San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theater+
December 8 -- San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park+

^ = with Thao (Of The Get Down Stay Down)
+ = with Destroyer (solo)

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