Neko Case leaves Mint to sign with Anti- Records

Neko Case has left her long-term Canadian home with Mint Records and signed with the domestic arm of Epitaph offshoot Anti- Records. The label handled distribution of her 2006 Mint album Fox Confessor Brings the Flood outside of Canada.

For its part, Mint says there are no hard feelings. Label cofounder Bill Baker told the Straight, “She wasn’t contractually obligated to do anything with us after [The Tigers Have Spoken], but she actually offered us Fox Confessor for Canada, kind of as a thank-you gesture for all the hard work. We obviously said we would like to keep working with her and made what we thought was a compelling pitch. But five records in 12 years? That’s a pretty decent body of work. It sounds so corny, but we wish her all the success in the world.”

Case is in the studio recording the follow-up to Fox Confessor Brings the Flood.