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Neko Case, k.d. lang, Laura Veirs team for collaborative album, share “Atomic Number” — listen

on February 29, 2016, 10:55am

Photo by​ ​J​​ason Quigley

A trio of powerful folk artists, Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs have joined forces for a new collaborative album. Entitled simply case/lang/veirs, the record is due out on June 17th via ANTI-.

The singer-songwriters first came together when lang sent an out-of-the-blue email to the other women. The three weren’t exactly friends at the time; in fact, they barely knew each other personally. Mutual admiration, however, led lang to say, “I think we should make a record together.” “She lit the flare,” Case said in a press release. “She shot it into the air and we said, ‘Let’s do this.’ Laura and I both responded immediately. There was no question.”

Recorded over two years in lang and Veirs’ homes in Portland with producer Tucker Martine, the 14-track effort finds inspiration in “a supermoon, the tumbledown story of 70s singer Judee Sill, and the ‘best kept secret’ in Silver Lake.” For a sample of where those mysterious muses led the supergroup, take a listen to lead single “Atomic Number” below.

Case, lang, and Veirs will support their collaboration with a North American tour this summer, including a July 22nd date at Newport Folk Festival and one on the 24th at New Jersey’s XPoNential Music Festival. Find their complete itinerary beneath the case/lang/veirs tracklist below.

case/lang/veirs Tracklist:
01. Atomic Number
02. Honey And Smoke
03. Song For Judee
04. Blue Fires
05. Delirium
06. Greens Of June
07. Behind The Armory
08. Best Kept Secret
09. 1,000 Miles Away
10. Supermoon
11. I Want To Be Here
12. Down I-5
13. Why Do We Fight
14. Georgia Stars

case/lang/veirs 2016 Tour Dates:
06/22 – San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s *
06/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre *
06/25 – Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery *
06/26 – Laytonville, CA @ Kate Wolf Music Festival
06/28 – Victoria, BC @ TD Victoria International Jazz Fest
06/30 – Seattle, WA @ Woodland Park Amphitheatre  *
07/02 – Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre  *
07/05 – Bend, OR @ Athletic Club of Bend *
07/07 – Reno, NV @ Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater
07/10 – Denver, CO @ Denver Botanic Gardens
07/22 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
07/24 – Camden, NJ @ XPoNential Music Festival
07/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park *
07/27 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre *
07/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Botanical Garden *
08/02 – San Antonio, TX @ Tobin Center for the Performing Arts *
08/03 – Austin, TX @ Bass Performance Hall *
08/09 – Bayfield, WI @ Big Top Chataqua *
08/14 – Winnipeg, MB @ Interstellar Rodeo

* = w/ Andy Shauf

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