It doesn’t take long to realize that case/lang/veirs is a supergroup made up of indie powerhouses Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs. I mean, it’s easy enough to tell from the name. But it’s also pretty easy to guess once you hear “Best Kept Secret,” the group’s debut single.
Packed with punchy strings and featuring a chorus that might as well be a readymade anthem for 2016 hipster-dom, “You’re the best kept secret in Silver Lake!” the band’s “Best Kept Secret” embodies all the best bits of the artists’ solo careers and brings them together in a damn strong way.
Hear the song below.
The trio also talked to Courtney E. Smith at Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter, where lang revealed that she basically formed the group because she, well, decided to. “On a whim, I just … I don’t remember what, emailed or texted the girls, and they immediately responded, saying, ‘Let’s do it.'”
She also talks about the difficulty of going from a solo artist to a part of a larger group. “Egos were slain and conceptions were slain and there were really tense times, but I would say the music kept us together, kept us focused, and kept us feeling like we had a good, positive momentum.”
Neko Case also spoke on the word “supergroup,” which, she says, is fine when someone has to describe the band in a paragraph — hence my own liberal use. “It doesn’t bother me, but I don’t envy the people who write about music’s position to have to describe what we are in a paragraph and a half. I don’t begrudge people saying that if they need to.”
Read the whole interview here. The band’s self-titled debut will be released June 17.