Well here is a happy thing to combat the... everything... MNPP fave Neko Case is putting out an album on Friday! Granted it's a "career-spanning retrospective album" (which I guess is how you say "Greatest Hits" now) so it will presumably be mainly old music, but she does promise one new song called "Oh, Shadowless" and that it will also feature a bunch of essays and commentaries from frequent collaborators -- one assumes some of this will be alongside a vinyl edition that hasn't been revealed yet. All we have now is the news, and some new tour dates, including one here in NYC in Brooklyn in September. And now I have to decide if I think I will be mentally there, able to go to a concert come September. What do y'all think? Are you going to concerts yet? I would love to see my Neko again. Anyway stay tuned for more info on this when we have it on Friday. I love Neko so much!