Respected and beloved singer/songwriter Neko Case will see the re-release of her acclaimed 2006 album Fox Confessor Brings The Flood with the addition of a five-song bonus disc from Anti- on November 6th, 2007. The label will also serve-up straight reissues of 2000â€™s Furnace Room Lullaby – – which was recorded as Neko Case and Her Boyfriends – – and 2002â€™s Blacklisted on the same date.Bonus material for the updated version of Fox Confessor will boast a previously unreleased demo version of the song â€œBehind The House,â€ plus a four-song sampler that includes full-length versions of Blacklisted excerpts â€œDeep Red Bellsâ€ and â€œI Wish I Was The Moon,â€ plus the title track from Furnace Room Lullaby and the albumâ€™s first cut â€œSet Out Running.â€
Originally issued on March 7th, 2006, Fox Confessor Brings The Flood topped a myriad of the yearâ€™s â€œBest ofâ€ lists and has been unanimously praised. Entertainment Weekly called it â€œHer finest albumâ€ while Spin raved, â€œHer majestically outsize voice is one of pop musicâ€™s best.â€ Newsweek wrote, â€œWith a big soaring voice belting out songs full of eerie, enigmatic poetry, Case sounds like the brooding sister of Patsy Cline or Loretta Lynnâ€ and The Washington Post added, â€œHer out of this world voice brings instant chills.â€
In a four-and-a-half star review of 2002â€™s Blacklisted was listed as â€œhighly recommendedâ€ by All Music Guide, and described as â€œa personal exploration of the heart and soul that proves sad and beautiful can often walk hand in hand.â€
As for Furnace Room Lullaby, Interview dubbed it a â€œdeceptively effortless shot at high art, each tune alternately smoky and barbed-wire taut with more than a taste of rainforest melancholy.â€
2007 has been a tremendously busy year for Neko. Currently on tour with the indie rock band The New Pornographers in support of their new album Challengers, Case recently wrapped a successful tour with Rufus Wainwright.