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Textures, Imagery Key To Latest Neko Case Album

Jeff Smudde
Waiting Room Records owner Jared Alcorn with the "Hell-On" album from Neko Case.

The last time singer-songwriter Neko Case played the Castle Theatre in Bloomington, the sold-out crowd missed out on her new album. The recording "Hell-On" was still a few months away from release.
Waiting Room Records owner Jared Alcorn has been making up for lost time, as he's been spinning the record incessantly at his store in uptown Normal the past few weeks. He said "Hell-On" has a more intense production value than Case's 2013 album "The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You," which Alcorn gushed about at the time on GLT's Sound Ideas.

"I love everything she puts out, and I love this one, just differently," said Alcorn. "Overall the album has amazing production, is loaded with textures and great background vocals from K.D. Lang, among others."

Listen to Alcorn play and review various tracks on "Hell-On" from Neko Case.

Listen to Jared Alcorn's entire review of Neko Case's latest album "Hell On"

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