March 10, 2016 (Austin, TX) — The Long Center welcomes three self-driven artists to the Long Center on Wednesday, August 3rd: avant-rock icon Neko Case, legendary musical nomad k.d. lang, and indie folk star Laura Veirs. Tickets go on sale Thursday, March 10th at noon.
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. Anti- is sharing the album’s lead track “Atomic Number,” which features vocals by all three singers, today. Listen and share here: http://bit.ly/1LKofI9
case/lang/veirs will tour extensively this summer with dates already confirmed for the Long Center, in addition to the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, The Newport Folk Festival, and Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Every ticket purchased online for participating venues will include a digital copy of the case/lang/veirs album (some exclusions apply).
Reviewing her recent, career-spanning boxed set ‘Truckdriver, Gladiator, Mule,’ (Anti-) New York Magazine praised Neko Case’s journey “from small-town fables…to baroque pop grandeur.” Along the way she has earned three Grammy nominations, cracked the Top 5 of the Billboard 200, and lent her voice – which the New York Times Magazine calls “a force of nature” – to outlets ranging from the ‘Hunger Games’ soundtrack to HBO’s ‘Vinyl.’
Platinum-selling, four-time Grammy winner k.d. lang is a genre unto herself, unapologetically blurring the lines between country, punk, jazz and beyond. No stranger to collaboration, she has recorded in the past with everyone from Loretta Lynn and Kitty Wells, to Elton John and Tony Bennett who declared her “the best singer of her generation.”
Laura Veirs has drawn on an abiding love of classic country and folk music and a poet’s eye for detail to build a singular catalog that ranges from a childrens record to a film soundtrack and more. Her “elemental” (Pitchfork) 2013 album ‘Warp and Weft’ was something of a predecessor to ‘case/lang/veirs’ with contributions from both Case and lang.
Tickets are available at TheLongCenter.org or by calling (512) 474.LONG (5664). Also available at the Long Center’s 3M Box Office located at 701 West Riverside Drive at South First Street. For groups of 10 and more, please call 512-457-5161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE LONG CENTER
The Long Center is Austin’s Creative Home, built “by the community, for the community.” The organization is primarily funded by private citizens and corporations and by nature understands the importance of giving. As a non-profit, the Long Center collaborates with community partners to sponsor educational programs, host free events on the City Terrace, subsidize rental costs for emerging art groups, and gift tickets to charitable and community-minded organizations. The Long Center also provides the best overall live entertainment experience of any venue in Austin. It is home to the Symphony, Opera and Ballet and boasts additional eclectic programming spanning diverse audiences. A commitment to acoustic excellence combined with exceptional theater site lines and an unparalleled outdoor view of Austin creates a magical experience and lasting memories. Austinites of all ages and interests are invited to explore the Long Center to expand their cultural perspective and appreciation of the arts. For more information, please visit TheLongCenter.org or call (512) 474-LONG (5664) for ticket information.