Neko Case Shares Video for "Last Lion of Albion"

The video features animation by artist Laura Plansker

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Neko Case Shares Video for "Last Lion of Albion"

Neko Case  has shared the video for “Last Lion of Albion” off her latest album Hell-On, out now through ANTI- Records.

“Last Lion of Albion” is a post-humanity track through and through. The video imagines a world in which the titular lion, long since disappeared from the industrial land of Albion (aka Great Britain), has returned to its kingdom once again, free from the crushing grip of people. Beautifully designed by artist Laura Plansker, the video features handmade miniatures and props that combine into a surrealist dreamland of verdant plastic trees. “She has a way of making something so artificial so very alive,” Case says of Plansker’s designs. “The turning of the lion’s head to look at the sky, or its own reflection makes me cry my eyes out. There is so much straight ahead compassion in Laura’s work, there’s no need to manipulate emotion of the viewer, it is the perfect balance.”

Case is currently touring Europe, and will be returning to the U.S. for a West Coast tour at the end of November for a live show featuring glowing, life-size wasp nests and Case as the wasp queen. Find a full list of her dates further down.

Watch “Last Lion of Albion” below.

Neko Case Tour Dates:

November
01 – Berlin, Germany @ Bi Nuu
02 – Cologne, Germany @ Stadtgarten Cologne
03 – Groningen, Netherlands @ Take Root Festival
04 – Brussels, Belgium @ Rotonde – Botanique
06 – Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street
07 – Leeds, U.K. @ Brudenell Social Club
08 – London, U.K. @ Barbican
27 – Missoula, Mont. @ The Wilma^
28 – Bellingham, Wash. @ Mt. Baker^
29 – Seattle, Wash. @ Paramount^
30 – Vancouver, B.C. @ The Vogue^

December
01 – Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Theater^
03 – Oakland, Calif. @ Fox Theater^
04 – Chico, Calif. @ Sierra Nevada^
05 – San Luis Obispo, Calif. @ Fremont Theater^
07 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Orpheum Theatre^
08 – San Diego, Calif. @ Observatory North Park^

January
23 – Providence, R.I. @ Columbus Theatre&
24 – Boston, Mass. @ Royale&
25 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Keswick Theatre&
26 – Washington D.C. @ Lincoln Theatre&
27 – Washington D.C. @ Lincoln Theatre&
29 – Chapel Hill, N.C. @ Memorial Hall#
30 – Charleston, S.C. @ Charleston Music Hall#
31 – Ponte Vedra, Fla. @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall#

February
01 – Tampa, Fla. @ The Orpheum#
02 – Orlando, Fla. @ The Beacham Theater#
04 – Tallahassee, Fla. @ The Moon#
05 – Pensacola, Fla. @ Vinyl Music Hall#
07 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall#
08 – Austin, Texas @ Bass Concert Hall#
09 – Dallas, Texas @ Granada Theater#
12 – Santa Fe, N.M. @ Meow Wolf#
13 – Tucson, Ariz. @ Rialto Theatre#
14 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Van Buren#

March
09 – Victoria, Australia @ Port Fairy Folk Festival
10 – Victoria, Australia @ Port Fairy Folk Festival
12 – Sydney, Australia @ Metro Theatre
13 – Melbourne, Australia @ Melbourne Recital Centre
14 – Melbourne, Australia @ Melbourne Recital Centre
16 – Katoomba, Australia @ Blue Mountains Music Festival
17 – Katoomba, Australia @ Blue Mountains Music Festival
18 – Auckland, New Zealand @ Auckland Arts Festival

(& – with Margaret Glaspy)
(# – with Kimya Dawson)
(^ with Destroyer [solo])

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