Neko Case, a Washington-bred singer, songwriter, and producer claims no genre, nor utilizes any classic formula for her songs and vocal arrangements. Many know her from her beginnings in the Canadian indie-rock band The New Pornographers, but she has developed a sound all her own—a mix of country, gospel, torch, and pop. Her five studio albums and two live albums have won her critical acclaim and countless devotees.
Neko Case opens up about her latest album on NPR’s "All Songs Considered"
Hailing from Seattle, Pickwick started out as a folk band, but after a 2008 tour in California the group discarded its folky material and completely changed their sound. The band's name stems from Pickwick Records, where Lou Reed was employed as a songwriter in the 1960's.
In 2011, the group released a series of three 7" singles compiled on a CD-EP entitled Myths, and by 2012 it became one of the best-selling albums in Seattle music stores. On the strength of their early single releases, they began selling-out local shows in Seattle venues such as the Neptune and the Showbox at the Market. Last March, Pickwick released their newest album Can't Talk Medicine and it has been touted by many music reviewers as "an LP that was worth the wait."