That’s a challenging sentence to finish. The latest Cat Power album, Sun, incorporates elements of pop, jazz, grunge rock and even rap. At the Electric Factory last night, her live show wove in as many influences, and then some. For starters, you heard right; Cat Power has a blonde pixie cut. She has a backing band that looks like the group of kids who smoked cigarettes in high school in the 80’s. She walked out to “New God Flow” by Kanye West and Pusha T. She played mostly from her new album and had a video for almost every track. Each visual was distinct from the one before it. Clearly, a considerable amount of thought went into how the show would look, sound, and even feel emotionally. As for the train of thought that determined the show’s aesthetic – or Cat Power’s, for that matter – it was hard to follow. Continue reading →
Indie pop favorite Cat Power headlines The Electric Factory tonight. Singer, songwriter and Georgia native Chan Marshall released her first album of original material since 2006 last year with Sun, following up 2008′s covers record Jukebox and 2006′s The Greatest. Unlike many new releases, Marshall announced the title of Sun back in 2006 when work initially started. Departing from her previously introverted, quiet and often sad sound, Marshall incorporated bright electronic layers and a tougher vocal style on Sun to trumpet her return. Tickets and information for tonight’s all-ages show can be found here. Below, watch the video for “Cherokee.”
It seems the fate of the world has fallen into Cat Power’s hands in her new video for “Cherokee”, the lead single off of her latest album Sun. We don’t know what led to the Zombie-esque creatures roaming the desert at dawn, but they’re closing in on Chan Marshall and her comrades. Watch the video below to see how the post-apocalpytic confrontation unfolds.
Cat Power plays the Electric Factory on October 25th. Go here for tickets and information.
Cat Power releases her new album, Sun, on Matador Records on September 4th. She plays the Electric Factory on Thursday, October 25th. Go here to buy tickets and for more information about the show. Go here to listen to the album in its entirety via NPR Music. Below, download “Ruin” from Cat Power’s forthcoming album.
With her first album of original material since 2006 just a few weeks away, Chan Marshall – you might know her better as Cat Power – announced a fall tour this morning that brings her to Philadelphia on Thursday, Oct. 25, for a show at The Electric Factory. Tickets to this all-ages appearance go on sale this Saturday at noon. Cat Power’s album Sun is out Sept. 4 on Matador Records; below, you can stream and download the album version of her single “Cherokee,” as well as a remix.