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This week’s 5 Best Songs cover a pretty big age range, career-wise. We’ve got the old guard still kicking ass and taking names (in a really pretty, gentle way), a relatively young band taking a step forward, and — perhaps most excitingly — the top three slots are all taken by artists who have yet… More »

Shakira first entered my consciousness around the turn of the millennium courtesy of my high school Spanish teacher, a friendly young white American woman married to a man from Colombia. She and her husband, she often informed us, were huge Shakira fans, as was all of Latin America. Sometimes, in an effort to expose u… More »

Writing is about myth making. Taking the true aspects of yourself and defining them so clearly that they become you. Marginal personality tics explode into full character traits, sadness becomes a vehicle for personal exploration, happiness, when you can pull it off, becomes euphoric.

Chan Marshall, as Cat Power, is great at thi… More »

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Sky Ferreira & DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith Arrested

DIIV frontman Zachary Cole Smith may be taking this whole Kurt Cobain fetishization a little bit too far. The Daily Freeman reports that Smith and…
Tom Breihan | September 16, 2013 - 9:16 am
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Willis Earl Beal – “Coming Through” (Feat. Cat Power)

Chicago soul experimentalist Willis Earl Beal has unleashed the inspirational big production (for Beal, at least) "Coming Through" featuring Cat Power on backup vocals. The…
Claire Lobenfeld | August 27, 2013 - 12:44 pm

Photos: Øyafestivalen 2013

In its 12th year, Øya Festival brought another diverse set of artists to Oslo’s Medieval Park over four days last week. Among the performers were…
Stereogum | August 14, 2013 - 10:45 am
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Way Out West 2013 Day 3: Kendrick Lamar, Cat Power, Disclosure, & More

On Friday, I sat down for a beer with Joel Borg, one of the founders of Gothenburg, Sweden's Way Out West festival. (I might post…
Tom Breihan | August 11, 2013 - 3:16 am
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Watch Cat Power Play New Song “Bully” On Jools Holland

Before releasing the excellent Sun last year, Cat Power had gone six years without dropping an album of new material. But when she sang o…
Tom Breihan | April 10, 2013 - 8:55 am
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Watch Cat Power Play Fallon

Cat Power played Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night. Backed by ?uestlove and "Captain" Kirk Douglas of the Roots, Chan Marshall performed "Manhattan" from…
Liz Pelly | April 6, 2013 - 10:58 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

You know how I've been threatening to get weird with this column, to start including late-night performances and whatever other random bits of music-related video…
Tom Breihan | April 5, 2013 - 12:20 pm
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Cat Power – “Manhattan” Video

"Manhattan" is an absolutely gorgeous wafting cloud of a song from Cat Power's excellent 2012 album Sun, and its brand-new video effectively works as a…
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2013 - 10:41 am
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Cat Power – “Manhattan (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)” (Feat. Angel Haze)

On Cat Power's 2012 album Sun, Chan Marshall flirted with dark, atmospheric electronic pop textures that had never previously touched her music. And on a…
Tom Breihan | January 28, 2013 - 12:27 pm
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2012 In Review: Opening The Books On Spotify, Grizzly Bear, And The Economic Plight Of The Working Musician

To a cynic, 2012 might have looked a lot like the Year Of The Bellyache. With musicians from Jana Hunter to John Mellencamp candidly addressing…
James Jackson Toth | December 31, 2012 - 1:33 pm
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2012 In Review: The Year In Comebacks

"Don't call it a comeback" is usually a phrase uttered self-protectively by musicians who are very much coming back from some degree of obscurity. Dr.
Chris DeVille | December 31, 2012 - 11:55 am
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Watch Cat Power’s Funny Or Die Sketch

You know Chan Marshall has made some mental progress if she's moved from mortifying onstage freakouts to making fun of herself for all those mortifying…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2012 - 10:30 am
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Watch Cat Power On Conan

Though some health and financial woes may keep Cat Power from continuing her tour, that didn't stop Chan Marshall from hitting Conan last night. She…
Corban Goble | November 8, 2012 - 9:07 am
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Cat Power Battles Money, Health Problems

Chan Marshall famously took years and spent a shit-ton of her own money to record the new Cat Power album Sun. That decision made for…
Tom Breihan | October 31, 2012 - 9:16 am
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Cat Power – “Cherokee” Video

In the video for "Cherokee," the single from Cat Power's excellent new album Sun, Chan Marshall engages in zombie laser battle in some sort of…
Tom Breihan | September 17, 2012 - 9:36 am
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Cat Power – “Fire”

Here’s the iTunes bonus track for Cat Power’s just-released Sun, a reverberating, sample-heavy cut called “Fire.” “You set the greatest thing on fire,” Marshall chants,…
Corban Goble | September 6, 2012 - 9:03 am
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Watch A Teaser For Cat Power’s “Cherokee” Video

It's Cat Power release week -- stream the new Sun here -- so things are getting busy on Chan Marshall's end as she continues to…
Corban Goble | September 4, 2012 - 12:21 pm
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Stereogum Monthly Mix: August 2012

Summer is ending! And you have some work to do. Did you experience that season-defining moment? That rooftop conversation, that carefree weekend of intense interpersonal…
Amrit Singh | August 29, 2012 - 10:31 am
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Stream Cat Power Sun

Next week, Cat Power releases her excellent new album Sun, her first LP of new material in six years and her first-ever foray into electronic…
Tom Breihan | August 27, 2012 - 9:54 am