Neko Case has today released Wild Creatures, a digital-only career retrospective featuring 22 tracks from her discography as well as one new song called ‘Oh, Shadowless’. Listen to the new track and stream the full album below.
An animated video for ‘Oh, Shadowless’, created by Laura Plansker, will premiere at 12pm ET/5pm BST today. Plansker provided animated artwork for each of the album’s 23 tracks, which you can check out on Case’s website. The compilation plays in real time as you scroll through the site, where you can also find essays and track-by-track commentary from guest contributors including longtime collaborators such as Dan Bejar, A.C. Newman, and M. Ward, as well as David Byrne, Shirley Manson, Jeff Tweedy, Rosanne Cash, Waxahatchee, Julien Baker, Kevin Morby, Allison Russell, and Margo Price. There are also pieces by folklorist Adrienne Mayor, ANTI- Records president Andy Kaulkin, and New Yorker writer Susan Orlean, among others.
Case is also celebrating the album with a livestream performance called Wild Creatures: Live From The Lung, recorded from the singer-songwriter’s home studio in Vermont. The event will take place on Thursday, May 19 at 8:30 pm ET/1:30pm BST, for paid subscribers of her Substack newsletter, Entering The Lung.