Album Stream: Neko Case ‘The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You’

Neko Case

Neko Case has returned with a new album, and she's offering it to the digital world two weeks before its September 3 arrival. Listen to The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You, via Anti-, below.

The album recorded with Darryl Neudorf (Sarah McLachlan, the Sadies) at Wavelab Studio in Tuscon, AZ, where the bulk of 2009's Middle Cyclone was brought to life. Spanning from guitar-driven rockers to acoustic balladry and even an a capella stretch, Case's intentions behind The Worse Things Get were to embrace polarities, to both strip and supplement her sound at varying points. By what we're hearing, it sounds as if she's accomplished her mission.

Guests who appear on the album include M. Ward, Howe Gelb, Mudhoney's Steve Turner, and members of the New Pornographers, My Morning Jacket, Calexico, Los Lobos and Visqueen. Listen below, and pre-order the album here.