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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 the whole conversation later if I get time; it was an interesting one.) The festival's booking has a general sonic identity of its own, one that exists somewhere near the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 11, 2013

Backtrack: Cat Power Moon Pix

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 this sort of… More »

By: Sam Hockley-Smith / April 24, 2013

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 on the most recent episode of the BBC's Later With Jools Holland, Chan Marshall offered some indication that we might not have to wait so long next time. On the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 10, 2013

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 her most recent record Sun, released in September via Matador. Check out the performance below, and in case you missed it, check out the official video for the song below… More »

By: Liz Pelly / April 6, 2013

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 that might find their way on this site? This is the week the universe decided to call my bluff, since the one of the best pieces of music-related video, if… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 5, 2013

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 love letter to the titular island. In the clip, which Chan Marshall co-directed herself alongside Greg Hunt, Marshall dances her way through town -- floating over bridges o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 4, 2013

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 remix of the Sun standout "Manhattan," the Canadian dazed-rap producer Ryan Hemsworth has pushed the song's sonics even further into a drifting, gasping thump. Young pitbull rapper Angel Haze… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 28, 2013

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 their personal economic realities in blog posts and articles, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Billy Joel rallying to contest Pandora's attempt to lower their artist royalty rate, and… More »

By: James Jackson Toth / December 31, 2012

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. Dre wasn't exactly absent during the seven-year stretch between his first and second albums ("California Love," anybody?), but his 1999 sophomore release 2001 is littered with lines like "Ladies pay… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 31, 2012

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 onstage freakouts. In a new Funny Or Die sketch, written and directed by Alex Fernie, we see Marshall attempting to sing kids' songs in an elementary school classroom, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2012

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 performed Sun standout "Cherokee" and you can watch her performance below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 8, 2012

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 a great album, but it may have bit her in the ass financially. Marshall was planning on launching a European tour next month, but now she claims that a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 31, 2012

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 immaculately designed apocalyptic future. Marshall herself directs the narrative-heavy video, and I'm going to have to watch it a few more times to figure out whether it's symbolic… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 17, 2012

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, bouncing her voice off of itself. Hear it at Quiet Room I Need You Now. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 6, 2012

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 promote the record. Today, she offered up a teaser for the forthcoming clip for "Cherokee," a video that depicts some kind of desert saga. Marshall herself directs. Watch… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 4, 2012

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 bonding? Did you find the person who'll keep you warm all winter? If you've answered negatively to even one of these, you have some work to do. And so we… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 29, 2012

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 pop textures. It's the sort of thing that will show up on a whole lot of year-end best lists in a couple of months, and it is absolutely worth… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 27, 2012

Premature Evaluation: Cat Power Sun

If you're an indie rock fan of a certain vintage, then the phrase "Cat Power breakup record" might inspire a certain dread in your heart. You might have uncomfortable memories of watching Chan Marshall only barely gutting her way through solo performances, hiding behind her hair, sheepishly stuttering between songs, while the audience made encouraging… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 14, 2012

Cat Power – “Cherokee (Nicolas Jarr Remix)”

We've heard two tracks from Sun, Cat Power's forthcoming album, and both "Ruin" and "Cherokee" embrace pieces of pop music that we might have never expected to cross Chan Marshall's radar: textured synths, polished programmed beats, Auto-Tune. On his remix of "Cherokee," the young ambient-electronic auteur Nicolas Jaar pushes those elements further, bringing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 7, 2012

The 10 Best Cat Power Songs

Last month, Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, released her first single since 2006, "Ruin." The track comes from her forthcoming Matador long-player, Sun, which is Marshall's first album of entirely original material since 2006's The Greatest. In her 17 years of recording music as Cat Power, Marshall has evolved from a neurotically nervous confessional songwriter… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 2, 2012