Playing hits from her new album, Middle Cyclone, Neko Case performs in-studio with CBC Radio 3. Listen for Neko’s stories about her ‘free piano challenge’, making a cardboard sound booth and recording sounds of baby birds on her album.
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Emerging out of the sound of the spring peepers that close her new album, Middle Cyclone, Neko Case and her five-piece band opened the night’s performance with "Maybe Sparrow." The stage was set in something out of a nature cartoon with trees painted on long banners and an owl overseeing it all. Behind them videos of cyclones, airplanes and anthropomorphic animals were projected on a screen. But the attention was clearly on Case, her stunning voice, as well as her solid backing band. She gave a full concert from Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club, which was webcast live on NPR.org.
In a year of great music, the ‘Dark Was the Night’ compilation is near the top. Now comes ‘Dark Was the Night’: The Concert, a truly mammoth undertaking. Members of The National curated the event to benefit AIDS research with performances by David Byrne, The Dirty Projectors, Bon Iver, Sharon Jones and My Brightest Diamond.
"M.I.A’s ‘Galang’ , Aphex Twin’s ‘Jynweythek Ylow’, Shackleton’s ‘Tin Foil Sky’, The Banker and Beethoven ‘Adagio Sostenuto’." From http://www.nialler9.com/2009/02/09/kaboogie-label-sampler-vol-2/