Newswire: Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs team up for new album, tour

Supergroups aren’t just for prog bands anymore as singular country/pop/folk/whatever singer-songwriters Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs have announced they’re teaming up for a new album and tour. Dubbing themselves case/lang/veirs (lang’s penchant for lowercase letters seems to have rubbed off), the group will release a self-titled album on June 17, before embarking on a two-month jaunt that will see them playing venues from San Diego to Winnipeg.

Recorded in lang and Veirs’ hometown of Portland, Oregon, case/lang/veirs was, according to a press release, inspired by ”a supermoon, the tumbledown story of 70s singer Judee Sill, and the ‘best kept secret’ in Silver Lake,” among other, presumably equally offbeat topics. Lead single “Atomic Number” features Case on lead vocals over gentle electronic beats, melodious violin and guitar, and a bass line that cuts surprisingly deep—as well as …

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