Respected and beloved singer/songwriter Neko Case will see the re-release of her acclaimed 2006 album Fox Confessor Brings The Flood with the addition of a five-song bonus disc from Anti- on November 6th, 2007. The label will also serve-up straight reissues of 2000’s Furnace Room Lullaby - - which was recorded as Neko Case and Her Boyfriends - - and 2002’s Blacklisted on the same date.
Bonus material for the updated version of Fox Confessor will boast a previously unreleased demo version of the song “Behind The House,” plus a four-song sampler that includes full-length versions of Blacklisted excerpts “Deep Red Bells” and “I Wish I Was The Moon,” plus the title track from Furnace Room Lullaby and the album’s first cut “Set Out Running.”
Originally issued on March 7th, 2006, Fox Confessor Brings The Flood topped a myriad of the year’s “Best of” lists and has been unanimously praised. Entertainment Weekly called it “Her finest album” while Spin raved, “Her majestically outsize voice is one of pop music’s best.” Newsweek wrote, “With a big soaring voice belting out songs full of eerie, enigmatic poetry, Case sounds like the brooding sister of Patsy Cline or Loretta Lynn” and The Washington Post added, “Her out of this world voice brings instant chills.”
In a four-and-a-half star review of 2002’s Blacklisted was listed as “highly recommended” by All Music Guide, and described as “a personal exploration of the heart and soul that proves sad and beautiful can often walk hand in hand.”
As for Furnace Room Lullaby, Interview dubbed it a “deceptively effortless shot at high art, each tune alternately smoky and barbed-wire taut with more than a taste of rainforest melancholy.”
2007 has been a tremendously busy year for Neko. Currently on tour with the indie rock band The New Pornographers in support of their new album Challengers, Case recently wrapped a successful tour with Rufus Wainwright.