Published Feb 29, 2016Three of folk music's finest veterans have announced plans for a new collaborative album titled case/lang/veirs. As the title implies, the singing-songwriting supergroup consists of Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs.
The new record is set to arrive on June 17 through Anti-. The origin story is simple enough — as a press release explains, lang sent an email to Case and Veirs, saying "I think we should make a record together."
Following immediate responses from Case and Veirs, the trio set to work writing and recording 14 new songs in Portland with Tucker Martine serving as producer. Sessions took place in lang's Mount St. Helens-facing loft and Veirs' dining room and backyard studio.
The first tease off the record arrives with the single "Atomic Number," featuring all three singers pitching in on vocals, backed by lush layers of orchestral instrumentation. The trio have also shared a trailer for the forthcoming full-length.
The newly announced project will also be taking their collaborative material on the road for an upcoming North American tour. Canadian stops are currently limited to a date in Victoria on June 28 and Winnipeg on August 14. Scroll past the album's tracklisting to see the full list of upcoming shows, hear the new single and watch the album trailer.
1. Atomic Number
2. Honey and Smoke
3. Song for Judee
4. Blue Fires
6. Greens of June
7. Behind the Armory
8. Best Kept Secret
9. 1,000 Miles Away
11. I Want to Be Here
12. Down I-5
13. Why Do We Fight
14. Georgia Stars
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