Musical supergroups trend toward lackluster, and are often better for serving the vanity of their members than for providing fans with any real, substantive music. So far, that’s not true of case/lang/veirs, the new band from Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs. The group’s last single, “Best Kept Secret,” reminded us that the three women headlining this band have chops galore. They’ve just put out another song, “Honey and Smoke,” and, well, yeah: the hits just keep coming.
“Honey and Smoke,” as the song title might imply, hangs a little heavier on the vibe-y side of things, with lang’s weighty croon backed up by Veirs and Case’s cooing. It’s classic R&B, then, perfect for an end-of-night slow dance and thanking whichever god for your own luck in love.
The band’s self-titled album is out June 17. Listen to “Honey and Smoke” below.
The band will be touring extensively in support of the record, too:
June 22 – San Diego, CA @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay June 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre June 25 – Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery June 26 – Laytonville, CA @ Kate Wolf Music Festival June 28 – Victoria, B.C. @ TD Victoria International Jazz Fest (Royal Theatre) June 29 – Vancouver, B.C. @ TD Vancouver International Jazz Fest (Queen Elizabeth Theatre) June 30 – Seattle, WA @ Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheatre July 2 – Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre July 3 – Jacksonville, OR@ Britt Pavilion July 5 – Bend, OR @ Athletic Club of Bend July 7 – Reno, NV @ Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater July 8 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Amphitheatre July 9 – Beaver Creek, CO @ Vilar Performing Arts Center July 10 – Denver, CO @ Denver Botanic Gardens July 22 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival July 23 – Lowell, MA @ Lowell Summer Music Series July 24 – Camden, NJ @ XPoNential Music Festival July 26 – Brooklyn, NY @ BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival July 27 – Washington, D.C. @ Lincoln Theatre July 29 – Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Botanical Gardens July 31 – New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater August 2 – San Antonio, TX @ Tobin Center for the Performing Arts August 3 – Austin, TX @ Long Center for the Performing Arts August 4 – Dallas, TX @ Winspear Opera House August 6 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium August 7 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre August 9 – Bayfield, WI @ Big Top Chautauqua August 10 – Apple Valley, MN @ Weesner Family Amphitheater August 12 – Grand Prairie, AB @ Bear Creek Folk Music Festival August 14 – Winnipeg, MB @ Interstellar Rodeo