Neko Case is releasing her first solo album in five years, Hell-On, at the beginning of next month. So far, we’ve heard the album’s title track as well as “Bad Luck," and, today, the New Pornographers member has unveiled another song titled “Curse of the 1-5 Corridor.” The sprawling seven-minute track features vocals from Mark Lanegan. Hell-On will be out June 1 via Anti- and follows 2013’s The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You. Case will play this year’s Sasquatch! Music Festival on Sunday, May 27. [ Consequence of Sound ]
French musician Melody Prochet is finally releasing her long-awaited sophomore Melody’s Echo Chamber album next month. The album, Bon Voyage, was originally supposed to be released last year until Prochet got into an unspecified “serious accident” which forced her to postpone its release. Today, Prochet has shared a new song off the record, “Desert Horse.” Prochet had this to say about the strange, frantic song: "This track was a monster. It's the most sculptural and mad I guess. It embodies my difficult life journey these last few years through my own personal desert of heartaches, thirst, mirages, moving sands, disillusionment and of becoming an adult woman in a mad world. It's a little punk to me somehow." Bon Voyage is out June 15 via Fat Possum. [ Under the Radar ]
Experimental electronic composer Tim Hecker has contributed a new song to the Adult Swim Single Series called “Rose Light.” The five-minute ambient instrumental piece is the third song Hecker has contributed to the program, following “Amps, Drugs, Mellotron” in 2014 and “Veil Scans” in 2016. Hecker’s last record was 2016’s Love Streams. [ Stereogum ]
Melbourne’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are releasing their debut full-length Hope Downs next month via Sub Pop. Following the singles “Mainland” and “Talking Straight,” the band has shared “An Air Conditioned Man” via a frenzied lyric video. Frontman Fran Keaney explains the meaning behind the song, saying: “This song follows the slow-burning panic of a salaryman. The world around him has become artificial and automated. A street triggers a realization of what he’s lost.” Hope Downs is out June 15. [ Paste ]
Across the last few years, Neko Case has been more active on her Twitter feed than in the studio. That's not a dig - Case remains a prolific and fascinating online personality - but nearly 43,000 tweets later, she (impressively) hasn't revealed much about herself on the social network beyond a ha...