Neko Case and Calexico Sound the 'Ragtime' Alarm on 'Conan'

New Pornographer dons skeleton pants to perform 'The Worse Things Get' cut

Dan Reilly

Just last month, Neko Case treated us to an excellent seven-song set on Austin City Limits, turning in an impressive performance backed by her excellently bearded band. She upped the firepower last night on Conan, enlisting members of Arizona indie-folk band Calexico to aid her on a triumphant rendition of "Ragtime." Decked out in skeleton-print leggings, the sometime New Pornographer nailed the horn-and-cello-aided track off her most recent LP, the excellent The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You, was one of SPIN's 50 Best Albums of 2013. Check out the performance above.

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