Episode 141: Neko Case

“Last Lion of Albion”

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Neko Case is a singer and songwriter. She’s been nominated for multiple Grammys, and in addition to her own music, she’s a member of the band The New Pornographers. In June 2018, she put out her 7th album, Hell-On, which she also co-produced. In this episode, Neko Case breaks down the song “Last Lion of Albion.” Albion’s one of the oldest names for island of Great Britain, and it was while she was in England that this song first began.

This episode is guest-hosted by Thao Nguyen of Thao and the Get Down Stay Down. It features special intro music by Julien Baker.

Buy or stream “Last Lion of Albion” here. You can buy the album on vinyl here.

For a transcript of this episode, click here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

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