The recently released record by k.d. lang, Neko Case, and Laura Veirs is a rare treat for fans of the three artists as the combo offers some of the best each artist has to offer.
Hailed as “an exquisite tribute to connection and reflection on the things that bind us” by Pitchfork, Case/Lang/Veirs is the debut release from the three lauded musicians and according to ANTI, the label who dropped the record, it all started with an e-mail:
Several years ago k.d. lang sent an email to Neko Case and Laura Veirs on a whim. It read simply, “I think we should make a record together.” Though the three musicians were barely more than acquaintances “Laura and I both responded immediately,” recalls Case. “There was no question.”
But now there is an answer. ‘case/lang/veirs,’ a new album by three phenomenal, self-driven artists will be released June 17 on Anti- with an extensive tour to follow. ‘case/lang/veirs’ features fourteen new, original songs written by the artists over a period of two-and-a-half years. It was recorded in Portland, OR where lang and Veirs both live, and produced by Tucker Martine with the group. Sessions commenced in lang’s loft with a view of Mount St. Helens, and in Veirs’ dining room and backyard studio.
Full of stunning harmonies and spellbinding rhythms, ‘case/lang/veirs’ draws inspiration from alluring, mysterious subjects: a supermoon, the tumbledown story of 70s singer Judee Sill, and the “best kept secret” in Silver Lake, to name but three.
Check out the first single from the release below:
There’s chance for you to catch Case/Lang/Veirs take the stage later this month thanks to the folks at 9:30 Club. The trio will take the stage at DC’s Lincoln Theatre on 7/28 and you can snag tickets here!