Neko Case Finishing Second Album

Canadian alt-country singer Neko Case has nearly completed her

second solo album, Furnace Room Lullaby, according to Mint Records

spokesperson Grant Lawrence. Case, former drummer with punk band Maow,

made her country debut with 1997's The Virginian. That album's

"Thanks a Lot" was reissued recently on Starbucks Coffee's American

Road sampler, which also includes tracks from Lucinda Williams,

Steve Earle, Old 97's, Whiskeytown, Robbie Fulks

and others.