Neko Case stopped by NPR headquarters yesterday to perform one of its Tiny Desk Concerts. In a gorilla suit. “I tried to get a sexy-gorilla costume, but they were out,” she said. Her band’s in costume as well, with multi-instrumentalist Eric Bachmann as a vampire, drummer Dan Hunt wearing a beard, and Kelly Hogan as a kind of dead farmer? (The bird with an eyeball is a nice touch.)
Case stuck to new material for the 12-minute set, performing “Night Still Comes,” “Calling Cards,” and “Local Girl.” (“Calling Cards” sounds especially good in the stripped-down format.) If you haven’t picked up The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You, do it forthwith.