The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You

by Steve

“Man” is the first full song from Neko Case’s new, wonderfully titled album, “The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You” and it is excellent. You should listen to it, if you haven’t already.

“Man” juggles a really catchy, driven tune with some rather fierce (I’m struggling for a better word here, as “fierce ” seems to have some corny and perhaps patronising connotations, but I guess my lack of suitable vocabulary will just have to leave me hanging on this word)  lyrics toying with gender and is one of those rare songs that makes you dance and think, or something to that effect.

Meanwhile, the trailer for the album (see below) gives us a preview of the more atmospheric, ethereal side to the album. On the admittedly limited evidence this should be one of the better albums of the year – although my shortlist is rather short at the moment (Kurt Vile, The National, parts of the Daft Punk album, probably the Boards of Canada album when I get around to listening to it, and I’m struggling to think of much else).

Programming note – further request-y posts to follow this week, hopefully, plus perhaps more of these rather flimsy embedded-YouTube-video-laziness-type posts too. You lucky things.

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