Saturday, July 13, 2013

Song of the day

"Man", by Neko Case.

You might think that Neko Case's fifties-via-seventies voice and M. Ward's twenties-via-sixties guitar would be a match made in heaven. You might even be right; but this song probably isn't the result you expected. Ward's contributions are about as far from She & Him as you could find. It's a bit closer to his solo work but, basically, he dirties and spikes things up a bit more than usual, in a way that some of us wish he would do more often.

Lyrically, meanwhile, well, it's probably only coincidence that "Man" rhymes with "Mann", but on this song Case comes across like she got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning and, stumbling around in the dark, managed to put on a pair of Aimee Mann's crankypants.

Listen to Neko Case swear like she means it.

 Or download it from, for example, here.