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case lang veirs at Oregon Zoo, July 2016
case/lang/veirs at Oregon Zoo, July 2016
Background information
OriginPortland, Oregon U.S.
GenresIndie rock, power pop, post-punk revival
Years active2016–present

case/lang/veirs is a Canadian-American supergroup consisting of Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs, formed in Portland, Oregon in 2013.[1][2][3] The group launched with a June 2016 eponymous album, followed by a 19 city summer 2016 tour.[4]


The trio of case/lang/veirs was formed in 2013, three years before the album release,[5] when Lang, in a one-line e-mail, invited Case and Veirs to join her, and they responded affirmatively within 30 minutes.[1][4][6]

The three musicians had decades of experience making music[7] and recorded over 30 studio albums.[6]

Lang, who previously collaborated with Dwight Yoakam, Madeleine Peyroux and Ann Wilson,[8] has said that she was considering retirement before forming the band,[9] and she always wanted to "be part of a band, a real collaborative effort".[10]

The band's sound is described as alt-country.[2][11]

Two of the band members, lang and Veirs, live in Portland; Case joined them from her home in Vermont.[1]



Title Album details Peak chart positions
  • Released: June 17, 2016
  • Label: Anti-
  • Formats: CD, LP
28 33


  1. ^ a b c Bauder, David (June 23, 2016). "The Super Group: How case/lang/veirs came to be". The Advocate.
  2. ^ a b Empire, Kitty (June 19, 2016). "Case/lang/veirs: Case/lang/veirs review – a record of depth and scope". The Observer.
  3. ^ Kato, Yoshi (June 20, 2016). "Case/lang/Veirs find harmony in supergroup trio". San Francisco Chronicle.
  4. ^ a b Kreps, Daniel (February 29, 2016). "Neko Case, K.D. Lang, Laura Veirs Team for New LP, Tour". Rolling Stone.
  5. ^ Baer, April; Scott, Aaron & Williams, Jonathan (June 25, 2016). "Summer Music: Case/Lang/Veirs". Oregon Public Broadcasting.
  6. ^ a b Roberts, Randall (March 5, 2016). "Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs unite for 'Atomic Number' – the result of an offhand email". Los Angeles Times.
  7. ^ Thompson, Stephen (June 9, 2016). "Review: case/lang/veirs, 'case/lang/veirs'". NPR.
  8. ^ Devlin, Mike (June 25, 2016). "case/lang/viers are onto a winner". Times Colonist. Victoria, British Columbia.
  9. ^ Marchand, Francois (June 28, 2016). "Toying with retirement, k.d. lang finds joy in new trio project". Vancouver Sun.
  10. ^ Herman, James Patrick (June 2, 2016). "Exclusive: k.d. Lang on Girl Bands, Carol, and Gay Marriage". Out.
  11. ^ Meighan, Nicola (June 13, 2016). "Engaging, cosmic, alt-country album from the harmonic trio who each make their remarkable presence felt". The List.
  12. ^ "UK Chartlog: Nadanuf – Michael Nyman". Zobbel. Retrieved August 18, 2019.
  13. ^ "Case/Lang/Veirs > Charts & Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved August 18, 2019.

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