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Casey Neill & The Norway Rats
Casey Neill & The Norway Rats combine high energy rock rave-ups, lush acoustic reveries built and narrative songwriting. Their upcoming record ‘Sending Up Flares’ is out June 16th on Portland label Fluff & Gravy. Neill tours with the band and solo throughout the USA, Japan, and Europe performing at venues such as Town Hall in New York, San Francisco's Great American Music Hall, and Newport Folk Festival. He is a long time member of The Minus 5.
Critic Marco Rivera described Casey Neill’s music best for music blog Splendid: “Be it through raucous rockers, fragile acoustic ballads, passionate bursts of punk fury or soulful touches of Irish folk, (Neill) evokes an epic feel that fits perfectly with the implicit grandiosity of this emotional material, delivered with a raspy, affectionate voice that recalls Life's Rich Pageant-era Michael Stipe. The results are so evocative, you'll be tempted to steep further in these memories, the better to share Casey Neill's particular blend of personal and historical experience.”
The previous Norway Rats record ‘Subterrene’ was a major leap forward for the band that No Depression calls "a milestone in Neill and company’s trajectory thus far”.
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