Although she is best known as one of the lead vocalists for the Canadian indie rock band The New Pornographers, this eclectic indie folk singer-songwriter has garnered much deserved attention as a solo artist in recent years. Born in Alexandria, Virginia, Case moved around a lot as a child though spent the largest part of her adolescence in the Pacific Northwest. After leaving home at 15, Case started getting heavily involved in the Northwest's punk rock scene. While receiving her degree at a Vancouver art college in 1994, Case also joined and recorded albums with the punk rock group Maow. Eventually, she started playing with other roots bands including the Weasels and later formed her own back-up band, The Boyfriends. In 1997, Case released her first solo album entitled, The Virginian, that consisted of various traditional country originals and covers. After performing in the side project, The Corn Sisters, with Carolyn Mark, Case joined The New Pornographers. Since the late 1990s, Case has released 4 other solo albums and has recorded 5 albums with the New Pornographers-- all which have received rave reviews. Her uninhibited, paint-the-kettle-black attitude not only contributes to this artist's overall sensuality, it has become the main instrument to which she is able to unleash such sophisticated examinations of life's various mysteries.
Middle Cyclone 2009