Casey Neill & The Norway Rats
November 23, 2013
Casey Neill & The Norway Rats perform rock music informed by post punk ethos, combining haunting dirges and diesel fueled rave-ups. Neill's original weather beaten narratives eschew irony in favor of romance, celebrate society's miscreants, and explore the hidden corners of the American landscape. The Norway Rats, a crack gang of Portland musos, perform Neill's originals with unhinged live energy. With accordions, over-driven guitars, and Neill's raspy voice, the band blends elements of Scots/Irish tunefulness, feral abandon, and heartland rock.